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Topic: Cheap Pre-Infusion Mod (4 msgs / 56 lines)
1) From: stereoplegic
just thought of and finished adding a 600w rotary dimmer (the same many 
use to control fan speed in split-wired air poppers, and miKe used in 
his FrankenFormer) to the Carezza in place of its brew switch. seems 
like an easier solution than other pre-infusion mods i've seen. too late 
to pull a test shot (working early tomorrow), but at 50% only a slow 
trickle is coming from the group screen. i'll post results once i've 
done a taste test. if this works, i'll use a vertical slide dimmer 
(easier to mark ideal preinfusion point, i just happened to have a 
rotary dimmer lying around) or pushbutton off-low-mid-high dimmer 
instead of brew switch on my cheap double boiler project (existing 
Gaggia guts plus this: snipr.com/cheapdoubleboiler in one case).

2) From: stereoplegic
good results so far. a great double ristretto this morning, w/ very few 
grounds on the group screen (despite lack of a 3-way valve). and 
excellent double normalle right now. both with 8-second preinfusion, 
22-second pull (as per Thor's pics/notes on Sumatra Blue Batak a while back)
stereoplegic wrote:
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3) From: Michael Wascher
It's EBay item #180114351974
On 7/8/07, Robert Yoder  wrote:
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4) From: stereoplegic
Robert:
as Michael pointed out, it's a SnipURL link (kinda like TinyURL but the 
shortened link address is customizable) to an electric version of a 
stovetop "espresso" maker (kinda like a moka pot but it has a spout for 
the "espresso" to brew straight into your cup, and an adjustable steam 
wand (which is why i bought it, in addition to the huge size of its 
boiler). also google "Benjamin & Medwin" or "Bellman" and "espresso 
maker") that i won on ebay. in your quoted text of his reply, it shows 
up as a link.
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