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chris0

Member since Feb 2010 • Last active Jan 2021
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I use hot water at just off the boil so around 97 degrees. I wondered about fines. Will try another grinder and see what happens.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yes, a follow Hoffmans method. I've got a few different types of beans from the same roaster. Trying 2 so far (washed Costa Rica and a Brazilian) but same issue with both. It's weird the brew times are so close I'd expect maybe a minute or so difference with those grind settings. Will try a new filter in the Britta and see what happens.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I use 15g to 250ml usually. Might try more concentrated brew. But that ratio usually works with the coffee I use. Feel it's probably an issue with the beans or maybe the water.

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    Was getting weak, hollow tasting coffee so did 2 v60 brews at very different grind settings (one quite coarse "Filter" the other "Mocca" on my Wilfa Svart). Mocca took 4 mins and the coarse only took slightly less at 3:45. Taste was about the same. Can't work out what's wrong. Also, the coffee just looks pale and a bit stale when brewing. Beans were roasted about 1 month ago. Has anyone else had the same experience?

  • in COVID-19
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    Lots of traffic at the weekend too judging by today.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Cheers, grub screw - that should work. My project to uglify my bike with accessories can now proceed.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I've got the FlexFrame mounting system for a Kryptonite lock. There's a spline that fits to the U lock that can be rotated and fastened via a recessed bolt. My bolt has gone missing. I think the thread is m6 and it's adjusted with an allen key. Any one have any idea where to get replacement?

  • in COVID-19
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    I suspect a lot people don't think before climbing in their car and driving to the park. Then when they get there they realise 1000s of people have had the same idea and the park and the surrounding roads have been turn into a car park ruining the experience for everyone and causing pollution and congestion. Which is why the royal parks and the surrounding authorities need to manage the situation much more and communicate with motorists about maybe not just driving whenever and wherever they want but they don't seem to be doing enough.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Any tips for using squirt in the winter/ wet weather? I'm getting rust developing on chain and sprockets after any ride in slightly wet conditions. Is it just a chase of fully drying chain and sprockets and reapplying after every ride in winter?

    I've some of the low temp stuff on order as the standard one seems to not cope with close to 0 temperatures.

  • in Improving Public Spaces
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    Just responded. Only 1 week left to give feedback on this.

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