Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Forums  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear
Guest
Forums  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Community Talk, Chatter & Stuff The Lounge 
Thread started 15 Feb 2017 (Wednesday) 13:09
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links (only for non-logged)

It's Already 2AM: 36th Edition... THE REUNION THREAD !

 
*sigh*
Hardware Master (or something like that)
Avatar
25,105 posts
Likes: 33
Joined Feb 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Post edited 8 months ago by *sigh*.
     
Jun 28, 2022 20:18 |  #1201

DTBaan wrote in post #19397481 (external link)
are you done with your bar or do you hope to upgrade to something else?

Some solid upgrades!

This question is like asking someone on their forum if their done buying camera gear. Not a chance, haha! I’d like to move to an end game espresso machine, like or turn a La Marzocco GS3 MP, a modded Linea Mini, or Synesso has a new ES1 coming out that looks nice. Effectively id like a plumb in espresso machine with commercial quality steam. The Breville Dual Boiler is one heck of a machine but the steam is weak and I just would like something more commercial build quality.

Id like to add a titan class conical to the grinder side too, like a Monolith MC4 would be nice.


-Nick | Gear | Flickr (external link) | 500px (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
DTBaan
THREAD ­ STARTER
"male gigolo"
Avatar
14,980 posts
Gallery: 47 photos
Best ofs: 3
Likes: 2569
Joined Apr 2011
     
Jun 28, 2022 22:56 |  #1202

*sigh* wrote in post #19397527 (external link)
Some solid upgrades!

This question is like asking someone on their forum if their done buying camera gear. Not a chance, haha! I’d like to move to an end game espresso machine, like or turn a La Marzocco GS3 MP, a modded Linea Mini, or Synesso has a new ES1 coming out that looks nice. Effectively id like a plumb in espresso machine with commercial quality steam. The Breville Dual Boiler is one heck of a machine but the steam is weak and I just would like something more commercial build quality.

Id like to add a titan class conical to the grinder side too, like a Monolith MC4 would be nice.

haha yeah i thought i was done with camera stuff and then something else came out.

wow the GS3, I'm not familiar with it but I am with the linea mini. the mini is something I'm dreaming of having, its a nice looking machine :) Ive see others chose the gs3 as an upgrade but I'm not going to look at why and have to aim higher cost hahah. what's a modded mini?




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
*sigh*
Hardware Master (or something like that)
Avatar
25,105 posts
Likes: 33
Joined Feb 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
     
Jun 29, 2022 09:09 |  #1203

DTBaan wrote in post #19397575 (external link)
haha yeah i thought i was done with camera stuff and then something else came out.

wow the GS3, I'm not familiar with it but I am with the linea mini. the mini is something I'm dreaming of having, its a nice looking machine :) Ive see others chose the gs3 as an upgrade but I'm not going to look at why and have to aim higher cost hahah. what's a modded mini?

A modded mini with either a needle valve or electronic paddle upgrade. Makes the mini act more like a Slayer or a Strada EP. It gives you more control over flow rate or pressure depending on the mod which can be helpful for boosting extractions on light roasts.


-Nick | Gear | Flickr (external link) | 500px (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
DTBaan
THREAD ­ STARTER
"male gigolo"
Avatar
14,980 posts
Gallery: 47 photos
Best ofs: 3
Likes: 2569
Joined Apr 2011
     
Jun 29, 2022 11:06 |  #1204

*sigh* wrote in post #19397733 (external link)
A modded mini with either a needle valve or electronic paddle upgrade. Makes the mini act more like a Slayer or a Strada EP. It gives you more control over flow rate or pressure depending on the mod which can be helpful for boosting extractions on light roasts.

ooh ok. I'm not sure what the slayer and strada is but I'll look them up hehe. I just know the mini has the paddle that looks like you can control the extraction but it is just an on/off. The hard part for me with the mini is that it cost close to a leica M and Im having a hard time to chose between the two lol. I would like a black leica M, maybe the m11 because they now use sony sensor. Leica's iso performance is not good so the change is something to consider for me.

i should have got some cleaning tablets when Tony mentioned it. I need to backflush my machine. I thought since it's new I won't need to do it for a while. the channeling isnt good anymore.

how often do you guys descale your machine?




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
*sigh*
Hardware Master (or something like that)
Avatar
25,105 posts
Likes: 33
Joined Feb 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
     
Jun 29, 2022 12:18 |  #1205

DTBaan wrote in post #19397799 (external link)
ooh ok. I'm not sure what the slayer and strada is but I'll look them up hehe. I just know the mini has the paddle that looks like you can control the extraction but it is just an on/off. The hard part for me with the mini is that it cost close to a leica M and Im having a hard time to chose between the two lol. I would like a black leica M, maybe the m11 because they now use sony sensor. Leica's iso performance is not good so the change is something to consider for me.

i should have got some cleaning tablets when Tony mentioned it. I need to backflush my machine. I thought since it's new I won't need to do it for a while. the channeling isnt good anymore.

how often do you guys descale your machine?

Haha a Gaggia and a Leica sound like a good combo.

I descale maybe twice a year but we have really hard water though I really need to just move to RO and a remineralization cartridge.
If you have soft water you may never need to descale.

But for back flushing, back flush with water everyday and then a tablet once every 2-4 weeks depending on use.


-Nick | Gear | Flickr (external link) | 500px (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
DTBaan
THREAD ­ STARTER
"male gigolo"
Avatar
14,980 posts
Gallery: 47 photos
Best ofs: 3
Likes: 2569
Joined Apr 2011
     
Jul 01, 2022 00:00 |  #1206

*sigh* wrote in post #19397822 (external link)
Haha a Gaggia and a Leica sound like a good combo.

I descale maybe twice a year but we have really hard water though I really need to just move to RO and a remineralization cartridge.
If you have soft water you may never need to descale.

But for back flushing, back flush with water everyday and then a tablet once every 2-4 weeks depending on use.

I actually forgot that I wanted a McIntosh preamp lol yikes!

thanks for the tips, I didnt think I had to backflush after use, ive only let the water run as to cleaning it. and i thought you had to use the tablet when you backflush. i guess I need to watch videos on maintenance and cleaning. had to order the solid basket, gaggia classic didnt come with one. tablets will be coming as well.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
*sigh*
Hardware Master (or something like that)
Avatar
25,105 posts
Likes: 33
Joined Feb 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
     
Jul 01, 2022 00:09 |  #1207

DTBaan wrote in post #19398591 (external link)
I actually forgot that I wanted a McIntosh preamp lol yikes!

thanks for the tips, I didnt think I had to backflush after use, ive only let the water run as to cleaning it. and i thought you had to use the tablet when you backflush. i guess I need to watch videos on maintenance and cleaning. had to order the solid basket, gaggia classic didnt come with one. tablets will be coming as well.

You don’t have to, but it’s a quick way to help flush some coffee oils out.


-Nick | Gear | Flickr (external link) | 500px (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Harm
I don't always post, but when I do, I drink Dos Equis....
Avatar
48,711 posts
Gallery: 13 photos
Likes: 562
Joined Jan 2008
     
Jul 01, 2022 11:39 |  #1208

DTBaan wrote in post #19398591 (external link)
I actually forgot that I wanted a McIntosh preamp lol yikes!

thanks for the tips, I didnt think I had to backflush after use, ive only let the water run as to cleaning it. and i thought you had to use the tablet when you backflush. i guess I need to watch videos on maintenance and cleaning. had to order the solid basket, gaggia classic didnt come with one. tablets will be coming as well.

save yourself the hassle of maintenance and just buy instant coffee....:rolleyes::rolleyes::-D:-D:-D


SmugMug (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Timphoto
Creme de la Curmudgeon
Avatar
10,866 posts
Gallery: 201 photos
Best ofs: 2
Likes: 9189
Joined Apr 2008
Location: Sonoma
Post edited 8 months ago by Timphoto.
     
Jul 01, 2022 17:09 |  #1209

Harm wrote in post #19398806 (external link)
save yourself the hassle of maintenance and just buy instant coffee....:rolleyes::rolleyes::-D:-D:-D

...oh Title Fairy...hello Title Fairy...some one needs a title change. :-D



Tim


  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
DTBaan
THREAD ­ STARTER
"male gigolo"
Avatar
14,980 posts
Gallery: 47 photos
Best ofs: 3
Likes: 2569
Joined Apr 2011
     
Jul 03, 2022 17:54 |  #1210

Harm wrote in post #19398806 (external link)
save yourself the hassle of maintenance and just buy instant coffee....:rolleyes::rolleyes::-D:-D:-D

the heck? that's why you not a happy man :P




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
tonyniev
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
11,610 posts
Gallery: 3 photos
Likes: 1127
Joined Dec 2009
Location: Las Vegas
     
Jul 05, 2022 13:21 as a reply to  @ Harm's post |  #1211

You can have good coffee with minimum fuss, using automatic espresso machines, with built in grinder and milk frother, check out the Jura model at Best Buy.


Cheers,
Tony
Leica M10 & M3
Sony A7R4 & A7R
Canon 5D2 & 7D

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Harm
I don't always post, but when I do, I drink Dos Equis....
Avatar
48,711 posts
Gallery: 13 photos
Likes: 562
Joined Jan 2008
     
Jul 06, 2022 09:22 |  #1212

Tea > Coffee....


SmugMug (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
*sigh*
Hardware Master (or something like that)
Avatar
25,105 posts
Likes: 33
Joined Feb 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
     
Jul 06, 2022 18:04 |  #1213

Harm wrote in post #19400901 (external link)
Tea > Coffee....

:rolleyes:


-Nick | Gear | Flickr (external link) | 500px (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
KenjiS
"Holy crap its long!"
Avatar
21,429 posts
Gallery: 610 photos
Likes: 2997
Joined Oct 2008
Location: Buffalo, NY
     
Jul 06, 2022 20:40 |  #1214

DTBaan wrote in post #19394779 (external link)
wow cool Kenji! you're living up the dreams hehe. nice looking car. I remember you posting alot of coffee stuff. i'm sure one day I will get a full auto machine when I get lazy and just want a quick cup of coffee hehe. which ones are you looking at?

I ended up with the Gaggia Cadorna Prestige, we were looking at that, the Phillips 5400 and the Jura E8, the Jura was sort of ruled out because its really expensive and the Phillips 5400 was out of stock constantly and we couldnt find it anywhere. the Cadorna was a happy middle ground and it makes very, very good espresso

IMAGE: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52199724295_c663f13262_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/2nwH​eqt  (external link) BMW 228i xDrive Gran Coupe (external link) by Trevor H (external link), on Flickr

The lighting outside was nicer so i could show it off. Need a nice sunny day for it too. In the sun its an extremely bright blue. very hard to miss. She goes in for her first scheduled maintenance tomorrow actually :)

Im still not used to how small it is.

Gear, New and Old! RAW Club Member
Wanted: 70-200. Time and good health
Deviantart (external link)
Flickr (This is where my good stuff is!) (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
DTBaan
THREAD ­ STARTER
"male gigolo"
Avatar
14,980 posts
Gallery: 47 photos
Best ofs: 3
Likes: 2569
Joined Apr 2011
     
Jul 07, 2022 00:36 |  #1215

Harm wrote in post #19400901 (external link)
Tea > Coffee....

men drinks coffee. the ladies drink tea. pinky up! :P

didn't you use to make fun of JD drinking girly drinks? lol




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links (only for non-logged)

264,542 views & 909 likes for this thread, 31 members have posted to it and it is followed by 25 members.
It's Already 2AM: 36th Edition... THE REUNION THREAD !
FORUMS Community Talk, Chatter & Stuff The Lounge 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Forums   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset   •  Home

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.58forum software
version 2.58 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is heidiro
954 guests, 147 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15,144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.