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Topic: Float valve for Brewtus (20 msgs / 586 lines)
1) From: Barry Luterman
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Here are some pictures I found for the installation of the autofill:http://www.brewtusgroup.com/rt/fileroom?&layout=bg&top.title=&main.fi=leroot_id=103&main.fileroot_name=documents&main.ctrl=filemgr.list&m=
ain.relative_path=%5CUser+Folders%5CJenni%5CPlumbing+Water+Line&main.vi=
ew=fileroom.list&top.title=%5CUser+Folders%5CJenni

2) From: miKe mcKoffee
Good idea on the Brute, coming in from the back instead of the top. Didn't
think of it! If you've gotta drill SS anyway back wouldn't be as noticable
and the line likely not even seen. Didn't put a great deal of thought
planning into it since I don't own one.
miKe
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	Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2006 11:47 AM
	
	Here are some pictures I found for the installation of the autofill:
	http://www.brewtusgroup.com/rt/fileroom?&layout=bg&top.title=&main.fileroot_id3&main.fileroot_name=documents&main.ctrl=filemgr.list&main.relative_pat
h=%5CUser+Folders%5CJenni%5CPlumbing+Water+Line&main.view=fileroom.list&top.
title=%5CUser+Folders%5CJenni

3) From: Mike Chester
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Thank you.  That doesn't look too difficult, though not as simple as the =
Sylvia.
Mike

4) From: miKe mcKoffee
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	Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2006 12:10 PM
	
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the Sylvia.
	 
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True, but pulling shots at a desired temperature and steaming milk sure
would be more simple on the Brewtus!
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: Barry Luterman
Pulling excellent to G-d shots consistently with ease. I can't believe how 
easy The Brute makes it. Especially if you have had Silvia (of blessed 
memory) as a training tool.

6) From: Mike Chester
Stop it you guys!!! I can't afford $1700.

7) From: Barry Luterman
Mike heaven equals Brewtus plus Mazzer plus Thor Tamper. Can one put a price 
on that?

8) From: Oolan Zimmer
Barry, hell equals one's wife noticing a $1700 bill and yet ANOTHER piece of
coffee equipment in the kitchen.   Or the living room.   Or the deck.
"Next I'll have to buy her a shiny new Charger"
On 7/20/06, Barry Luterman  wrote:
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Oolan Zimmer
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9) From: Brett Mason
Hi Mike,
You must be exagerating.  Let me explain...   I am somewhat under 1700...
Here's the math...   Silvia was 500, sold for 360 =  $140 in the hole...
 UNIC Diva was 550 on eBay (WOOHOOO) now = 690 in...
New Portafilter, 2 manuals, was $280 now = 870 in...
20Amp Circuit Run was $375 now = 1,245 in...
Plumbed it in for about $100, now = 1345 in...
Two more UNIC Diva's today was $275 = 1620 in...
Will probably get another working Diva out of it, tune it up and sell it =
$600 = 1,000 in...
Spraying water all over your kitchen when the first plumb in didn't take -
Priceless
For everything else, well it's only money...
You're just starting to live, Mike!
Brett
On 7/20/06, Mike Chester  wrote:
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Regards,
Brett Mason
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   Zassman

10) From: Barry Luterman
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Just cost me new Kitchen (Cabinets and Granite tops and having exterior =
of house painted and trip to New York and Portland)

11) From: Vicki Smith
LOL. I am currently ignoring $900 worth of 3M shtuff now covering the 
parts of the Charger most likely to be attacked by rocks. It's not hell 
here...yet.
vicki
Oolan Zimmer wrote:
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12) From: miKe mcKoffee
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Hey, you started it by asking questions about the Brute!-)
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.

13) From: rnkyle
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of house painted and trip to New York and Portland)
WOW now that is one smart women, in our remodeling I was thrown =
completely out of the remodeled kitchen, but gained a coffee bar on one =
wall of the dinning room. My concern is with the plumbed in S-1 is a =
possible solenoid failure and water pouring out on 8,000 dollars worth =
of hard wood floors. 
I'm considering going back to a reservoir instead of direct plumbing.. =
Have not decided which way to go. 
RK

14) From: Mike Chester
I know.  I have kinda mixed feelings.  I don't use the Sylvia enough to 
justify an upgrade but if it were easier to make milk drinks, I would 
probably use it more.  ( My wife only likes those with milk.  I like them 
with and without)  If I could get deal like you did on the Bric I would jump 
all over it.  No question.  I have recently seen a refurbished B-2 for less 
than the price of a new one, but it still is a chunk of change.  That is why 
I have been asking questions about the brute.
miKe, I have been using your suggested recipe for a blended iced espresso 
drink for the last couple of days and I must say it is very good.  I have 
been using Monkey Blend.  I could never stand cold coffee drinks before 
this, but so many people on here said that they are different with home 
roast and I now have to agree.  I still don't care for room temperature 
much, though.
Mike

15) From: Mike Chester
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Maybe you could rig some sort of catch basin under the machine in case =
it leaks.  It could drain into the basement.  (something like is used =
under a washing machine on the main floor)  
Mike

16) From: rnkyle
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Now that's a thought a catch basin I will have to consider that idea. =
With all this hype on the Brewtus2 I started reading and am quite =
impressed with it, It would really look good in my remodeled house =
sitting up on my new coffee bar. and the reservoir that seems to be a =
concern for some is actually what I'm looking for. That is why I say =
never say never when it comes to coffee equipment. So the S1 may go on =
the auction block.
RK

17) From: rnkyle
There is one   Referb on Ebay price now is 1395 with 2 days to go. Since the 
price is 1700 new it will not be a large savings when it closes as all 
serious bidders bid in the last 15 to 30 sec.http://snipurl.com/tk2tI wonder if Tom has considered handling these machines?
RK

18) From: miKe mcKoffee
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Ron I gotta laugh! IIRC you went from Miss Silva to a super auto SM5k, back
to a Silvia, then to Andreja, onward and upward to what some would consider
an ultimate home espresso machine the dual boiler rotary S1 and thinking of
"upgrading" sideways to a Brewtus II. Though I too prefer the esthetics of
the Brewtus over the S1 I will say I'd never go back to a vibe tank after
direct plumbed rotary. OTH the Brewtus does kick butt more conveniently than
any HX but I'll "make do" with my Bric! ;-) Go for it and give someone on
the List a great deal on your S1!
 
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee 
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc: http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm
Ultimately 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.  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of rnkyle
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2006 4:46 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +Float valve for Brewtus
Now that's a thought a catch basin I will have to consider that idea. With
all this hype on the Brewtus2 I started reading and am quite impressed with
it, It would really look good in my remodeled house sitting up on my new
coffee bar. and the reservoir that seems to be a concern for some is
actually what I'm looking for. That is why I say never say never when it
comes to coffee equipment. So the S1 may go on the auction block.
RK

19) From: rnkyle
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Yeah mike I gotta laugh when I think of the rout I have taken in the =
quest for a better espresso. you forgot the gusto and the Expobar =
Pulsar:O)
I do hate the noise of a vibe pump, and that auto fill has been a =
delight, but I'm a crazy guy and always say this will be my last but it =
never is, so my new saying (which is not new at all) (but is for me)
Never ever say Never:O)
RK

20) From: Mike Chester
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If I am going to continue to think about an upgrade, I need to see if anyone 
would be interested in buying my Sylvia.  I bought it new in November of 
2005.  I have added PID boiler control, autofill on the reservoir, and did 
the OPV mod to set the brew pressure at 8.7 bar.  I am not 100% sure that I 
want to do this, but if I could get an offer above $450 + shipping, I would 
have to give it serious thought.  I am located in south central Michigan 
(Howell) if someone would like to pick it up to save on shipping.  Write me 
offlist if interested.
Mike Chester


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