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mmccarthy

Member since Oct 2008 • Last active Jul 2018

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    Big fan of cold brew, almost impossible to make a bad batch!

    Finally got my mitts on one of those nice Hario brewers after a few years of using old milk/juice containers then filtering through a v60. Much easier!

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    +rep

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    What's blue and doesn't weigh very much?

    Light blue.

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    Nice! On the Rhino subject, do you have much experience with their hand grinder? I've got a trusty 8 year old Porlex but this is the first time I've used it for espresso. The fineness is fine (great sentence there...), but I reckon there might be some slippage between the nut that sets the grind and the bottom burr. There's definitely some wear on the little plastic nubs that give you the clicks.

    Is the Rhino one likely to suffer the same fate?

    I've seen that some people replace the nut with two nuts that lock against each other, but it seems like it'll be a faff as I'll be alternating between using it for espresso and filter.

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    Oh don't get me wrong, wasn't debating whether or not a knock box was worth getting! More along the lines of, aside from the super cheap crap ones, is there a meaningful difference between any of them. The two suggested plus the Cafelat ones all seem on par with each other. Thanks for the info all!

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    Nice! Definitely sounds better than my current setup of a bit of kitchen roll over the edge of the bin...

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    That is indeed lovely but the reliability would outweigh the charm of them!

    I'm pretty sure that the Europiccola will comfortably outlive me!

    Though it may well end up like a bit of a Trigger's broom.

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    It's such a lovely little machine, I was massively impressed by the quality of the milk (switched the stock tip for an M6 acorn nut with a hole drilled).

    My previous experience with lever machines was solely sprung levers but this was a lot easier than expected!

    Honestly just as good a flat white as any commercial machine I've worked on. Well, for 3 or 4 cups at least. Makes me wonder why they make a note version with double the boiler size given that the temperature increase has such an impact after 3/4 shots.

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    Thanks! Managed to get a good shot out of it with the third attempt, which was sooner than expected.

    One of the benefits of marrying a Scandinavian is that they have the best furniture.

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