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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic_Matt View Post
    Well, a killer stealth setup like that deserves a black Acaia Lunar scale, I reckon.
    And a black Pearl for the portafilter weighing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono_Willmer View Post
    I've wanted a roaster and I'm thinking of changing to a Synesso MVP Hydra in place of the GS3. I've bought a Behmor to get started so far I'm quite happy with it.
    If/when your change to the Synesso occurs, get in touch I'd happily take your GS3 off your hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by readeral View Post
    If/when your change to the Synesso occurs, get in touch I'd happily take your GS3 off your hands.
    Thank you I'll keep you in the loop, check in with me in a month or so if you haven't heard from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic_Matt View Post
    Well, a killer stealth setup like that deserves a black Acaia Lunar scale, I reckon.
    It's funny you mentioned that I have been thinking that. The brewista scales are good, but feel a little like a mismatch.
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    Or you should go this.
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    Just off topic this one time, how do you post a picture so its big like k-beans one and not like my thumbnail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logga View Post
    Or you should go this.
    This one time eh? try copy and paste, it works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Logga View Post
    Or you should go this.
    How do you flush the group without constantly wetting the scales? Does it matter if they are exposed to temperature and water like that regularly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono_Willmer View Post
    How do you flush the group without constantly wetting the scales? Does it matter if they are exposed to temperature and water like that regularly?
    I've always wondered the same. I have the scale sitting on top of the drip tray, and always slide it to one side when flushing the group.
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    I would suggest a wide-mouthed cup

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    Yes they are water proof
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    I cover the charging port with a small piece of tape to reduce risk of corrosion
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    Quote Originally Posted by Logga View Post
    Yes they are water proof
    They're not waterproof, though splashing from below is most likely to cause ingress. Acaia sell a base specifically to avoid them getting water inside when used in the drip tray.

    That said I've never had any reliability problems caused by water - just the minor annoyance that the touch sensitive buttons don't work when wet and by default they change to a different mode when they detect water (I'm sure this is configurable, but I've never bothered to change it as I just keep them dry).
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    Well I just saw a video of them putting it in a bowl of water
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    Quote Originally Posted by Logga View Post
    Funnily enough, Acaia don't use the words waterproof or sealed on the product page but do claim it's both in the 2015 blog post announcing it (which also has the gif of them dropping one in a shallow container of water - I wonder whether that scale is still alive... ) .

    It certainly wouldn't pass any IPxx rating as it's not remotely sealed against water ingress (that would require friction between the base and upper, which isn't an option for obvious reasons) - but they do note that "the electronics within have a protective spray coating to shield against moisture" which although not "waterproof" as such does seem to work, so far at least. But I wouldn't like to test that by getting water inside the case regularly.

    Semantics, I guess...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian88 View Post
    I cover the charging port with a small piece of tape to reduce risk of corrosion
    I bought a black silicone micro USB plug from fleabay. $1 including postage from China.
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    thought i'd join in the fun and post my coffee set up, just got me a stagg and a glass hario and made the pourover stand
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    Quote Originally Posted by jooi312 View Post
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    thought i'd join in the fun and post my coffee set up, just got me a stagg and a glass hario and made the pourover stand
    Pssst. Throw a tea towel over the little red and black thing in the corner before anyone notices. I had a laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeroyC View Post
    Pssst. Throw a tea towel over the little red and black thing in the corner before anyone notices. I had a laugh.
    haha thats my brothers and parents unfortunately, i'd love to get it out of the way but the cord isnt long enough ):
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    Quote Originally Posted by jooi312 View Post
    haha thats my brothers and parents unfortunately, i'd love to get it out of the way but the cord isnt long enough ):
    Haha! What a conundrum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeroyC View Post
    Pssst. Throw a tea towel over the little red and black thing in the corner before anyone notices. I had a laugh.
    Could've been worse - until the image loaded I assumed it was one of those Neacafe things
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    Burn the witch 🤣🤡
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    Quote Originally Posted by jooi312 View Post
    haha thats my brothers and parents unfortunately, i'd love to get it out of the way but the cord isnt long enough ):
    My wife keeps hers locked away in the cupboard, only comes out when she makes a coffee, I mean caffeinated beverage.

    Nice setup BTW

    Cheers
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    Setup updated!!! Notice anything different?

    Got my Quamar Q50P today, and keeping the Rocky grinder for filter brew grinding
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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsk8r View Post
    Got my Quamar Q50P today, and keeping the Rocky grinder for ~~filter brew grinding~~ a shelf
    It's a very pretty shelf
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    Hahaha here I was looking at my original post thinking i put in an extra bit haha... yes it does resemble that at the moment!

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    Nice setup @simonsk8r, the Quamar looks the goods in white! Now we want a photo of you replicating that latte art pic
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    Haha done, shall give it a crack! Yeah love the white!
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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsk8r View Post
    Setup updated!!! Notice anything different?

    Got my Quamar Q50P today, and keeping the Rocky grinder for filter brew grinding
    Awesome setup, must be a real joy to use?
    Last edited by Jono_Willmer; 8th August 2017 at 05:33 AM.

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    Ah cheers mate, yeah the Pro 500 is incredible... Still dialling in and learning the ins and outs of the Quamar but I'm loving it too

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    I've made a couple of small updates, and added an IMS screen you can't see. I don't know if it's any better though I'll have to keep trying and see if I get more consistent pours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono_Willmer View Post
    I've made a couple of small updates, and added an IMS screen you can't see. I don't know if it's any better though I'll have to keep trying and see if I get more consistent pours.
    i thought the IMS screen did help, and its the only one i use now
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnA View Post
    i thought the IMS screen did help, and its the only one i use now
    Hi JohnA, How tight do you do up the shower screen screw, it starts to flex the IMS screen if more than finger tight? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono_Willmer View Post
    Hi JohnA, How tight do you do up the shower screen screw, it starts to flex the IMS screen if more than finger tight? Thanks.
    I've been using the IMS Competition Shower Filter MA 200 TC, the Teflon coated one, and find it really good. I do mine up pretty tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logga View Post
    I've been using the IMS Competition Shower Filter MA 200 TC, the Teflon coated one, and find it really good. I do mine up pretty tight.
    Did you find it changed the shape of the screen in the centre when it was done up tight? I don't know if it's likely to change the direction of any of the water flow if the screen isn't flat? Thanks Logga.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono_Willmer View Post
    Hi JohnA, How tight do you do up the shower screen screw, it starts to flex the IMS screen if more than finger tight? Thanks.
    on my machine the shower screen doesnt screw in, so no issues with flex
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono_Willmer View Post
    Did you find it changed the shape of the screen in the centre when it was done up tight? I don't know if it's likely to change the direction of any of the water flow if the screen isn't flat? Thanks Logga.
    No it doesn't change the shape on the screen, it just tightens up nice and flat to the group head.

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    What is the name of your shower screen Jono?, is it the right one, it shouldn't flex just hand tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logga View Post
    What is the name of your shower screen Jono?, is it the right one, it shouldn't flex just hand tight.
    It fits snug, there is just a slight flex in the centre, maybe my screw is the wrong one? I've nipped it up and it actually seems to spread the water better I'll leave it done up and see if it's better tomorrow. Thanks a lot for your help. This is a pic of the old one and the new IMS one.

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    My new addition which replaces my much loved Silvia. I think this one's a keeper. I now just need a Fausto to replace my White M2M grinder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookster View Post
    My new addition which replaces my much loved Silvia. I think this one's a keeper. I now just need a Fausto to replace my White M2M grinder.

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    Stunning!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono_Willmer View Post
    It fits snug, there is just a slight flex in the centre, maybe my screw is the wrong one? I've nipped it up and it actually seems to spread the water better I'll leave it done up and see if it's better tomorrow. Thanks a lot for your help. This is a pic of the old one and the new IMS one.
    Mines the nearly the same Jono. I left it slightly above hand tight on my gs3 and it works fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spin_addict View Post
    Mines the nearly the same Jono. I left it slightly above hand tight on my gs3 and it works fine.
    Hi Spin_addict, thanks a lot for the feedback.

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    Uuuupdate... Ah wish I could keep the grinders/gear spread out over the kitchen like this first pic hehe, but Compak K3 Touch Advanced as the addition (with it aaall just piling in the corner in a nice decorative multi-tiered fashion haha.. not sure what to keep and what to sell yet..)
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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsk8r View Post
    Uuuupdate... Ah wish I could keep the grinders/gear spread out over the kitchen like this first pic hehe, but Compak K3 Touch Advanced as the addition (with it aaall just piling in the corner in a nice decorative multi-tiered fashion haha.. not sure what to keep and what to sell yet..)
    Much better, walking past the oven all the time must have been painful?

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    Update photo's...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono_Willmer View Post
    Much better, walking past the oven all the time must have been painful?
    Haha, yeah true, should just inevitably replace it with a big roaster XD.

    Ahhh nice gear mate! Loved the suspense in what you were gonna get haha but wow looks amazing..
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    Simon there should be a follow up photo with the Quamar in the bin, that grinder caused you way too much grief
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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Haha yeah true, I did go to great lengths in trying to fix it, but I may just keep it for filter grind, perhaps the steps are not as dramatic in difference around the coarser side? Will test it out anyways

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