The La Peppina arrived today, wrapped better then King Tut. The seller
was right, like new condition with all the parts and accessories, wow.
Cleaned her up and pulled two shots of Ritual's Snowcone before
packing it in. I tamped the first shot too hard, but finished the pull
with some assistance from my hand and it tasted wonderful. Almost as
good with th lime and tangerine as the shot from the same bag of beans
this morning at Red Berry Coffee Bar.
The second shot was cooler and coarser and more bass notes came
through without all the fruits. Being an open boiler design with no
thermostat, you just shut off the power switch when your thermometer
reads a few degrees above your target brew temp (after a 3 oz flush).
That's the theory anyway.
I don't need the Twist, this thing IS portable (sort of) at least for
the car camping I do. I won't be pulling shots onboard my Kayaks,
A friend has some PIDs laying around (he just put one on his Gaggia
Carreza) so I'll probably put it on one to be able to dial in the
temps and leave it at temp without boiling the bowl dry.
I think I'll bring one of my poppers to farm out and some greens to
make some converts for Tom.
I also picked up a Silvertone wire recorder for free in bad condition
that we can see if it can be made to play again. There's something
cool about recording audio magnetically on a spool of stainless steel
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