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Topic: Spring Cleaning Descaling (6 msgs / 111 lines)
1) From: Barry Luterman
I was just taking inventory and spring cleaning my coffee cupboard.
Have decided to stay in stash reduction for another month.While
cleaning I came upon a package of Sour Salt (Citric Acid). I realized
I am overdue in de-scaling my espresso machine. So I am in the process
of de-scaling as I type . Every year I forget when it's due and a
discussion begins on the list and I realize that my machine is  past
due. So this year  I figure it's my time to remind the list to descale
if needed.
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2) From: miKe mcKoffee
My annual preventative descaling schedule has always been simple. Sometime
just before the next PNWG. Same time new burrs. Have what I need to do it
any time now, except the time:-)
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3) From: Barry Luterman
Only thing I have ever been able to keep straight is my wedding
anniversay. I got married in Reno on July 11th
 (7-11).
On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 5:44 PM, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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4) From: Sandy Andina
I thought that descaling an HX is a task not for the average home  
barista but best left to the pros. (I did descale Silvia recently,  
though).
Sandy Andina
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5) From: miKe mcKoffee
S'pose depends on what level the bar is set for "average" home barista. If
you spend much time on the H-B forum the bar can be quite high. Also depends
on ones mechanical aptitude. I've completely descaled my Bric' inc. the
steam boiler, HX, valves, group, 3-way twice no problems. S'pose also
depends on what level the bar is set for "pros". I wouldn't trust some
"pros" with any piece of equipment of mine, as I've a feeling your
experiences bear out all too well.
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6) From: Sandy Andina
True--but as home baristi go I'm still low on the mechanical skills  
continuum; and I found a pro (Cora Italian Specialties, my machine's  
actual vendor) that knows what it's doing.
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