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Topic: triple basket nervana (8 msgs / 149 lines)
1) From: Les
I got to go to work late today so I was pulling shots and making
Cappos for the kids and wife.  I got out my LM triple basket to play
with.  I knew there had to be a way to dial it in better.  I changed
technique a  bit and went to a little less coffee and I was pulling
some very nice 1.5- 2 oz ristrettos with about 60-70% crema.  Hey,
they were good!  I was giving one of my pugs a bad time and I happened
to push the wrong button my my Expobar Office Control.  I pushed the
one that give a straight one ounce shot.  This button is used to clear
the screen after the shot.(no coffee came out of the crotchless filter
with this pull.)  I was a bit bummed and thought what the heck!, so I
hit my normal double shot button (8 second preinfusion with a 22
second pull)  WOW, a beautiful 2.5 ounce 80% crema liquid amber syrupy
velvety sweeeeeeet risretto.  If I didn't know better, I would have
thought someone put sugar in the cup.  So, I tried the "mistake" 3
more times with the same result.  I went back to the straight shot and
it went back to so-so.  A new technique has been born!  I was using
Tom's Puro Scuro Blend 20 seconds into 2nd crack rested 3 days. 
Fantastic Apricot and molasses flavors emerged.
Les

2) From: Pecan Jim Gundlach
Les,
      While I don't have an Expobar Office Control with the pre-measured 
buttons, I would like to try this with Miss Silvia.   Here is how I 
would try it.  Run for about ten seconds, pause (I have no clue for how 
long to pause so please help me here) then hit for eight seconds, pause 
for about two seconds then run for 22 seconds.
    Jim Gundlach
On Dec 17, 2004, at 3:48 PM, Les wrote:
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3) From: Mark Tosiello
Les,
I'd like to try this with the Tea as well.  I guess the first blast 
should NOT allow anything out of the crotchless?
Mark
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4) From: Brett Mason
I have the poor man's version - Starbucks Barista - someone pls guide
me a bit here...  8 seconds on the shot; pause; repeat 2x ?
Thx,
Brett
On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 16:37:22 -0600, Pecan Jim Gundlach
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5) From: Les
Jim,
I would time a one ounce shot from your Miss Silvia.  My machine can
be set for time or volume.  The number one button is set for a volume
of one ounce.  After the #1 button, I didn't pause for more than 2
seconds.  With the E-61 grouphead, the preinfusion isn't at full
pressure.  I would do about 4 seconds on a preinfusion with the Miss
Silvia.  I had a Rancilio and they have a nice powerful pump.  I would
then do a 22 second pull.  Play with it and have fun!
I really didn't think I would care for the electronic controls on my
Office Control, but it sure is nice to be able to control shots by
volume or time.  My number 4 button is set for a 5 oz volume shot.  I
can duplicate what my Mocka Pot puts out with it.  On a blind test,
Becky couldn't tell which was which.  Why would I want that? 
Convenience!  A bright central sure makes a great Mocka.
Les
On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 16:37:22 -0600, Pecan Jim Gundlach
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6) From: John Blumel
On Dec 17, 2004, at 6:57pm, Les wrote:
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Of course, you can also do that with manual controls. One advantage of 
manual controls is that, if you start controlling your shot by time, 
you can switch to volume during the pull if you want.
John Blumel

7) From: Mark Tosiello
Les,
No matter what, your descriptions of your processes and your blends, not 
to mention what you're drinking as you type, never fail to buoy my 
spirits and get me running to my Tea!!!!!!
Mark
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8) From: Jared Andersson
My Tea is warming up as I type.  I follow what the Dr. orders.  Jared
On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 20:37:31 -0500, Mark Tosiello
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