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Topic: Silvia is messy (13 msgs / 360 lines)
1) From: David Morgenlender
This is probably a very silly question, but ... when I use Silvia's hot =
water
wand, the water splatters all over the place.  When I use a tall =
container, e.g.
a frothing pitcher, the problem isn't too bad.  But how do you add hot =
water to
make an Americano without using an oversized cup & without splattering =
(I'm
assuming one doesn't stick the tip into the espresso)?
Dave
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2) From: Brentley Beerline
I use the hot water feature to warm my cups before I make a shot.
After I make a shot for myself and a latte for my fiancee I use the hot water function to re-fill the boiler.  During this operation I get some spattering due to the steam being forced out of the boiler.  
Are you running the just the hot water (middle button) or doing this after steaming?
regards
Brentley
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From: David Morgenlender 
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Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 4:41:52 PM
Subject: +Silvia is messy
This is probably a very silly question, but ... when I use Silvia's hot water
wand, the water splatters all over the place.  When I use a tall container, e.g.
a frothing pitcher, the problem isn't too bad.  But how do you add hot water to
make an Americano without using an oversized cup & without splattering (I'm
assuming one doesn't stick the tip into the espresso)?
Dave
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3) From: miKe mcKoffee
Interesting question! Even though Silvia shared our home for close to four
years with Americanos made virtually daily never attempted to solve that
particular problem. Seems the issue is the hot water being dispensed from a
teenie weenie steam tip hole, meaning hot water dispensed at velocity. I
always used the "hot water on demand" unit at the sink at home and when
Silvia on the road Bodum Ibis kettle so just was never an issue. That said
if other hot water sources not convenient I'd try using the group itself to
dispense hot water into a cup (sans PF or empty PF of course). 
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4) From: Terry Stockdale
At 06:41 PM 4/10/2007, you wrote:
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I run the espresso into the cup -- and the hot water into my 
stainless pitcher.  Then, pour it into the cup.
I've got a little 6oz pitcher that lives beneath my Silvia's steam 
wand tip to catch any drips if I forget to cool the valve and then 
tighten the valve sufficiently..  That pitcher is just perfect.
I've put a new page in my Silvia section about cooling the steam 
valve to prevent water leaking 
through. http://www.terrystockdale.com/coffee/silvia_steam_leak.php--
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5) From: Ross
Hi Terry,
Be slow on the knob, just crack it and you will get a slow(er) stream that 
will stay in your cup.  If you give it a good turn nothing will stop the 
flow, it will go in and out of your cup as you have seen.
Best soultion is to drink espresso!
Ross

6) From: Marc
David,
I just stick the tip into the expresso. It's less messy that way. During
cleanup I clean the tip.  It may be that because I rarely steam milk this
works out well for me.
-Marc
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7) From: Angelo
Mike,
You are correct about the tip. I just unscrew mine when I want to use 
the hot water, and screw it back on when I need steam. With it off, 
the water flows very smoothly with nary a splash...
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8) From: Casey Jones
Have you tries adding the water first, then pulling your shot into the
hot water?
I think I've seen this suggested here.
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9) From: David Morgenlender
I generally use the hot water button after (or before the first) brew.
I don't usually use this hot water for pre-heating cups, but I did try it=
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couple of days ago ... that's one reason I wrote my message! :)  I was =
using my
nice new Bodum glass & almost dropped it when  the hot water sloshed out =
all
over my hand!
Dave
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10) From: David Morgenlender
That's an interesting idea!  I guess you'd still have to be careful not =
to burn
yourself on the hot wand (which I've done, of course), but that's more
controllable than the splashing water.  
I wonder what frothed milk will look like when there's no tip on the wand=
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I'm sure I'll manage to find out whether I want to or not!  :)
Dave
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11) From: miKe mcKoffee
Steaming won't work without the tip, boiler pressure will dump really fast
but with lousy velocity for micro-foaming milk. If you do decide to try it
open the steam valve slowly!
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12) From: David Morgenlender
Drinking espresso is certainly the easiest solution!  Unfortunately I =
just find
the espresso flavor too intense, but perfect as an americano or cappa.  =
My hope
is that by drinking stronger & stronger americanos I'll develop a taste =
for
espresso!  Reading all the descriptions of Tom's great beans as espressos=
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me definitely want to do that.
(And to think I used to drink *$ espressos ... truly a bad intense =
flavor!)
Dave
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13) From: David Morgenlender
I guess that would make the cleanup easier, since I would only be sending=
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water all over the place, and no espresso! :)  Actually, pulling the shot=
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the hot water is something I want to try ... I just read in another =
thread how
great it looks having the crema hit the water.  I can imagine that would =
be
interesting!
Dave
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