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Topic: Another Brewtus joining the List family soon (7 msgs / 146 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
No not me, but talking to Greg today he mentioned he's been reading the in
depth Brewtus review again. Fairly sure it's gonna happen. I mean, IIRC in
his first year home roasting started with a Z&D, then an I-Roast, then a
HotTop, then a RK Drum (never even setup then sold it) and now a Jeffrey
Pawlin Computer Controlled HotTop. And soon after discovering SM List we
discovered lived only a few blocks apart, which led to his Silvia, then PID
and OPV mod'd of course. Now he's seen how easy it is to make caps or lattes
on machines beyond Silvia. (Bricoletta & Brewtus & Carlos...)
Greg's primarily a latte drinker. (down to about 5.5oz milk before steaming
from 8oz per double shot) Takes about 15min with Silvia (start to finish
including cleanup assuming Silvia already warmed up of course) (Compared to
less than 5 with Bricoletta or Brewtus.) Because of the time it takes all
too often doesn't make one before work but instead stops and pays $5-6 a
pop! So has already done the math to justify the expense breaking even in
about 1 year. Yeah, me thinks it'll happen sooner than later.
BTW, early stages of planning an End of Summer Espresso Jam in Vancouver in
progress. Possibly 1st Saturday of Sept. Exact date to be determined based
on what date works best traveling north for Alchemist (accompanied by his
new to him Olympia Cremina and or Gaggia Factory Lever) and Les (with Carlos
of course). I've little doubt Greg will be bringing a Brewtus II instead of
a PID'd Silvia:-) But the Rancilio family will not shunned 'cuz Dave will
likely bring his PID'd Silvia. Same Missy fresh from her recent adventures
in Hawaii. And of course my rotary Bricoletta will be hosting the visiting
dignitaries.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.

2) From: Barry Luterman
Tell Greg he won't be sorry. I am almost ready to publish my review of "The 
Brute" and so far can only come up with 2 small negatives.Mucho positives. 
Acid test this week my daughter,whom I've gotten into home roasting, arrives 
in Hawaii in 2 hours for a week. The Brute will really be put through his 
paces for the next week. Pictures at 11.

3) From: Michael Dhabolt
Well I've figured about 4 megawatts so far.  I think I'll have pity on
the utility crew that will be installing the supplementary power drop
and leave the newly power hungry (1800 watt heater upgrade) Astoria at
home.  It'll give me the time to watch and learn from the pro's.
I would have bet on Greg not breaking down until the little LM was available.
Mike (just plain)

4) From: miKe mcKoffee
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One reason the firm ETA availability of GS3 is totally unknown, rumored
sometime 2007 at best. LM production is geared for custom built commercial
machines. From what I've heard there will be only 250 GS3s the first batch
and more than all of them are already spoken for. Second reason much tougher
to get a 3 year $4500+ amortization savings justification past Significant
Other than a 1 year $1700;-)
Ah, covering another 1800watt piece of cake with two additional dedicated
20A circuits beyond the 20A the 1900watt Bric is on. Push comes to shove
even have the electric water heater 220v line available to tap, currently
just capped. (converted it to gas a couple years ago) Direct plumbing for
your rotary mod would be a bigger pain to accommodate:-)
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.

5) From: Les
Plain Mike, you forget that Mike McKoffee's wife Debi works for
Bonneville Power, maybe we can get a direct feed from the dam!
Les
On 7/8/06, Michael Dhabolt  wrote:
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6) From: Michael Dhabolt
Les,
We'll have to get a drop from Bonneville Dam for miKe.  I've already
got The Dalles Dam locked up.  My goal is to be able to see the lights
on the Dam brown out when the heater on the new improved `Ubber
Popper` cycles ;~)
Mike (just plain)

7) From: miKe mcKoffee
Getting a direct feed run from Bonneville Dam turned out to be a bit of a
challenge. We reached a compromise solution for a line from the BPA High
Voltage Lab at the Ross Complex in Vancouver:-)
Oh, talked to Greg again today and let him know it 'kind of slipped' about
his further in depth researching/justification planning Brewtus wise and
possible expections people might have of his possible new Brewtus debuting
at the End of Summer Espresso Jam. Greg neither confirmed nor denied the
validity of such speculations coming to fruitation.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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