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bombcup

Member since Sep 2008 • Last active Jul 2014

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  • Gin

    in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Warner Edwards distilled in a village on one of my favourite routes. Lots of cardamom, citrus zest and coriander seed.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Hmmm.... My Gaggia Classic has stopped working. The pump is very quite and no water comes out, it still heats up.

    Is it a blockage or is the pump buggered?

    I descaled it recently, wondering if that blocked it.

    Could have - might be worth descaling it again before undertaking any invasive procedures.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Looks good that. Had a little chuckle at the saddle height.

    Gone off mine. So flexy, wish I could afford a proper racing frame right now

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yep, cheap one will do fine. A Bialetti will last longer.

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    Morning. Do you mean an actual percolator:

    Or are you saying percolator as a generic term for coffee brewer?

    Actual percolators make a filter-type long coffee as opposed to the short heavy brew from espresso or stovetop (aka moka pot), and they do so by circulating boiling water repeatedly through the coffee. This isn't great for the flavour of good quality beans which is part of the reason why percolators have become pretty outdated, you'd struggle to find one other than online I would guess.

    If you want an espresso type brew go for either a stovetop brewer or an actual espresso machine, though you say affordable and getting into home espresso is a bit of a money pit if you want to do it well.

    My recommendation: Buy a good hand grinder (£30 - £40) and then take your pick from filter cones, aeropress, cafetierre, whatever. In my experience it doesnt matter how cheap your brewer is, just make sure you put high quality fresh beans in it. You can get something approaching espresso from an aeropress if thats what you're after.

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    Got a pair now. Ta.

  • in Current Projects
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    I love that bike mr kiss.

    I think it's the best bike I've seen out of all the bikes I've seen.

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    Yeah sorry about that, aero positioning seems to be aesthetically challenging.

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