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Topic: New Summer Toys (10 msgs / 297 lines)
1) From: Yakster
When a Gaggia Factory came up for sale on CoffeeGeek, I jumped at the
chance, so now I'm the proud owner of both a La Peppina open kettle spring
lever and a Gaggia Factory (basically a La Pavoni Pro with a tin-man hat)
manual lever with a closed boiler and steam wand.  The Factory is going to
be more challenging as I have a PID on the La Peppina making it very
temperature stable, but it should be a fun process to learn temperature
management and pressure profiling by feel.  I was also lucky enough to find
a new-in-box Hario Slim hand grinder at a thrift store and am using that at
work for grinding for pour-over.  Here's some pictures:
La Peppina and Gaggia Factory on a sideboard I found at a thrift store that
I'll be refinishing (thinking of staining the wood with coffee):http://yfrog.com/h4sagtyjCommander Spock grinding up some Kenya at work on the Slim:http://yfrog.com/h2qmailgjAs the deal with my Wife was to get the Gaggia Factory for my birthday, and">http://yfrog.com/gz7kuqgjGaggia Factory on the counter for some test shots:http://yfrog.com/h4sagtyjCommander Spock grinding up some Kenya at work on the Slim:http://yfrog.com/h2qmailgjAs the deal with my Wife was to get the Gaggia Factory for my birthday, and
that hasn't happened yet (didn't want to let anyone else get the jump on
me), the factory is in the garage and will get minimal, if any use.  This
will give me a chance to strip and re-finish the sideboard and get my coffee
toys a better home.
This weekend was pretty nice weather, so I made my first iced coffee, a
Chemex / Kone extraction of a Kenya into ice which was a real treat.  Here's
my standard recipe:
*Chemex Iced Coffee*
40 g Coffee
283 g Water
196 g Ice (~8 cubes)
Anyone else getting new toys to play with or new coffee preps?
-Chris
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2) From: Peter Louton
It's the Tin Man coming back to save the day.....
Love it
I found a piece of granite that I use for my coffee area, thought about wood, but all of the temperature changes and humidity swayed me to stone.
Peter
-- Sent from my Palm Pre
On Jun 1, 2011 12:17, Yakster <yakster> wrote: 
When a Gaggia Factory came up for sale on CoffeeGeek, I jumped at the
chance, so now I'm the proud owner of both a La Peppina open kettle spring
lever and a Gaggia Factory (basically a La Pavoni Pro with a tin-man hat)
manual lever with a closed boiler and steam wand.  The Factory is going to
be more challenging as I have a PID on the La Peppina making it very
temperature stable, but it should be a fun process to learn temperature
management and pressure profiling by feel.  I was also lucky enough to find
a new-in-box Hario Slim hand grinder at a thrift store and am using that at
work for grinding for pour-over.  Here's some pictures:
La Peppina and Gaggia Factory on a sideboard I found at a thrift store that
I'll be refinishing (thinking of staining the wood with coffee):http://yfrog.com/h4sagtyjCommander Spock grinding up some Kenya at work on the Slim:http://yfrog.com/h2qmailgjAs the deal with my Wife was to get the Gaggia Factory for my birthday, and">http://yfrog.com/gz7kuqgjGaggia Factory on the counter for some test shots:http://yfrog.com/h4sagtyjCommander Spock grinding up some Kenya at work on the Slim:http://yfrog.com/h2qmailgjAs the deal with my Wife was to get the Gaggia Factory for my birthday, and
that hasn't happened yet (didn't want to let anyone else get the jump on
me), the factory is in the garage and will get minimal, if any use.  This
will give me a chance to strip and re-finish the sideboard and get my coffee
toys a better home.
This weekend was pretty nice weather, so I made my first iced coffee, a
Chemex / Kone extraction of a Kenya into ice which was a real treat.  Here's
my standard recipe:
*Chemex Iced Coffee*
40 g Coffee
283 g Water
196 g Ice (~8 cubes)
Anyone else getting new toys to play with or new coffee preps?
-Chris
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3) From: Greg Hollrigel
Chris:
Congrats on the new toy!  I think you'll have fun with it, I know I had fun
with mine.  If you will be making microfoam milk, I highly recommend the
single hole tip from OE, which you may have read about previously.
Greg
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4) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Nice  - it has great character! Now hopefully it doesn't attract tornados...
Tom
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5) From: Edward Bourgeois
We just had a batch of tornados in the area tonight. One hit about
7miles away. Another nailed Springfield Ma. 15miles away.
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6) From: Lynne
Are you OK, Ed - and your property? It was frightening here. The tornadoes
didn't hit my area (at least there's nothing on the net that I see), but
lightning struck several times very close. I can't remember a storm as crazy
in this locale - ever.
Take care -
Lynne
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7) From: Edward Bourgeois
Inch and a quarter hail on the metal barn roof was cool. Now that's
want strong pops of first crack sounds like! No wind damage at
home.Huge lightning.Wild looking clouds. .
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8) From: Justin Schwarz
Just picked up a Disk last week, pretty cool.  I've only used it 2 times, pretty tasty results.
-Justin
On Jun 1, 2011, at 8:47 AM, Yakster wrote:
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9) From: miKe mcKoffee
Speaking of new coffee toys, not for home, but just installed our first
Pitcher Rinser at Java Nation. Second one on order for Compass Coffee
Downtown (Vancouver). Will order one for the Roastery in a week or so. $259
inc. shipping a pop ouch but way cool and major time savers.
Slave to the Bean  miKe mcKoffee
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URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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10) From: Lynne
Just noticed your note here.
On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 12:04 AM, Edward Bourgeois wrote:
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I didn't get a chance to peak outside, as my littlest dog was so scared I
didn't want to move. My son
just realized that he has what he called 'floating ribs' fr the pit bull
attack he survived a few yrs ago.
Dumb me didn't even realize - anyway, I'm not moving him excessively -
besides, we didn't want to
scare him all the more by letting him see the lightning closer!! (not to
mention I would have preferred
a spot under the bed myself, if my old body would have co-operated, lol).
Lightning hit really close -
twice, but our place also had no damage.
Glad you're OK.
Take care - and same for everyone else w/these wild tornadoes & weird
weather patterns here in the US!
Crazy...
Lynne
(and that's *not* "Crazy Lynne" btw, lol)
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