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Topic: Pebbles and Bezzi, together at last (5 msgs / 98 lines)
1) From: Vicki Smith
We drove into Edmonton and picked Pebbles (that would be my newly 
repaired Rocky) up from the grinder hospital. She is now sitting next to 
the Bezzera, which makes for one crowded counter. Edmonton Joe said that 
they were not able to locate all of the parts for the broken frame, so 
he sacrificed one of his new Rockies and did a transplant. In truth, it 
looks like it's a new machine--not a scratch anywhere.
Ron and I suspect that although he may have ordered the parts for 
repairing my brand new, but broken, Rocky, her guts are still sitting on 
the counter awaiting the new body and that this is a new machine. That 
makes more sense than spending the man hours disassembling one machine, 
fixing mine, and then having to assemble the transplant donor when the 
parts arrive. The serial number is different as well.
Anyone have a suggestion for settings that work well with a KMB?
I didn't have any decaf roasted, so I did not try espresso last night 
when we got her home. That is soon to be rectified. Bezzi is now on, the 
portafilter handle is getting all toasty, and in a little while I will 
be good to go.
vicki (hoping to celebrate her first week at the new job by drinking 
improved coffee and espresso)

2) From: Eddie Dove
Excellent!  We'll be over in just a bit!
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3) From: Brett Mason
Try an 8 for the Bezerra, and a 20 for the KMB.  Expect to adjust
after your first shot - you'll dial it in just fine...
Welcome home Pebbles!
On 3/11/07, Vicki Smith  wrote:

4) From: Vicki Smith
GMTA, Brett. I used 20 for the KMB. Started with 8 for espresso, but 
went to 10. Joe told me the Bezzera likes a little coarser grind than 
some espresso makers, and he was right. I'm nowhere near espresso 
nirvana, but I did get a 27 second pour, so I am on the right track. I 
noticed more subtle flavours in my coffee-coffee this AM, but with home 
roast, it's always difficult to compare one day to the next, and I 
didn't feel like using my old grinder for a comparison pot.
I'll keep my old Solis downstairs and use it for French Press and pour 
over. In truth, I'd like to move the whole shebang into the downstairs 
kitchen, but we would need to make some modifications to be able to do that.
Brett Mason wrote:

5) From: raymanowen
"Anyone have a suggestion for settings that work well with a..."
Here's one- add a baseplate of 0.5 inch cold rolled steel, equal to a size
20DD shoe footprint. When you become strong enough to carry it around, you
might think it through...
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

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