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mmccarthy

Member since Oct 2008 • Last active Aug 2021

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    Not sure about the ROK in particular, but manual lever machines can be a bit tricky to dial in given the additional variables at play. Not sure if there are any ROK forums out there that you can check out for tips. Might be worth buying a bag of something not too expensive and doing a bit of playing around with grind size, dose & pressure and see what works best for you.

    Had a quick look there and spotted that it comes with a scoop/tamper, and no actual dedicated tamper. Probably a good idea to pick up a dedicated tamper if you haven't already though. Found a list here but a lot of the links point to out of stock items, probably a good starting point though: https://cooklikechuck.com/2016/08/22/tamĀ­pers-rok-espresso-maker/

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    As a frequent critic of Ocon, it was actually pretty good to see him take the win. I'm a huge Vettel fan and to be honest I'd rather see a new face on the top step!

    Will be interesting to see what his next performances will be like as he's had a chain of utterly dire races recently.

    Still pissed at Bottas for ruining what was shaping up to be a great race. Though that was slightly offset by the utterly bizarre restart with a single car on the grid.

    Also, think Russell probably gained a few more fans today after tearing up during his interviews. Seriously hopes he gets the Mercedes seat next year.

    Also, also, Sainz in the post-race interview, poor guy (though possibly a bit happier having been bumped up to third):

    https://youtu.be/NgDAKu9SGVI

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    Was reminded of this during Alonso's defence, glad he's back on the grid:

    https://youtu.be/m-ZMQpdX9HQ

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    Also, the Alfa pit crew are having a nightmare this week, that's at least 3 unsafe releases this weekend.

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    Grim for Russell, again.

    Never thought I'd see a start more ridiculous than Indy 2006(?), how bizarre!

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    Where's Brundle btw? He normally manages to keep the commentary bearable but it's really suffering with him away, especially given Rosberg is the one taking his place. Can't remember another ex-driver being so useless in the commentary box. Would rather have DiResta to be honest!

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    I mean, probably wouldn't count on Russell doing something like that, so maybe Bottas will hold onto that seat!

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    Can't imagine he cares about the team game at this point!

    Edit: Hah! Well shut my mouth! There I was hoping we wouldn't have to listen to all this post-Silverstone bollocks over the summer break...

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    Agreed! Very much looking forward to this! Can't remember the last time I said that before a race here!

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