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    Re: Rancilio Silvia/Rocky 08 or 09

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Drewn,
    I dropped into epic today for takeaway cap (was working nearby) They told me their courses are booked out a cpl of weeks ahead, but someone pulled out this morning :) I asked them to pencil me in as Ive now got to organise someone to work my Saturday. :-? I need everyone to pray.... or I need the planets to align!

    BTW The cap was out of this world... Ill explain: I usually add 1-2 sugars per coffee whether it be a short mac or cap etc. But as I walked into Epic I seen a sign on the wall quoting the 2003(I think) barista champion "a good espresso needs no sugar" Ive also read that around here somewhere not too long ago. Well hes absolutely spot on! I ordered without sugar and at first it was tasting a bit caramel-ish but by the time I walked back to the van it was hints of hazelnut :P HUGE fan of whatever just smashed into my tastebuds!

    Do you think driving 30-40 mins peak hour to get another hit would be is strange? :D

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    Re: Rancilio Silvia/Rocky 08 or 09

    Update....

    Ive just received an email with the tracking # for my new toys from the lovely folks from Jetblack. Great idea, that way I wont be ringing them every 2mins "where is it? where is it? So Ive just logged on to the shipping companys (name withheld for venting reasons ;D) to see "where it is" and this is what I got >:(
    Status Date Time Depot
    Picked Up 09/06/2009 14:44 Homebush (Sydney)
    Received in Depot 09/06/2009 18:03 Homebush (Sydney)
    Missed scheduled Linehaul 09/06/2009 22:03 Homebush (Sydney)

    Sits in the depot for 4 hours only to miss the truck!
    These people obviously dont appreciate good coffee :-?

    That means another day of...ahem um instant (spew) :(

    ps. If anyone is crossing the nullabor in the next few days can you make sure the road is clear and that the truckies dont stop! :D ;D

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    Re: Rancilio Silvia/Rocky 08 or 09

    Quote Originally Posted by 797C7B7D617275130 link=1244112038/51#51 date=1244600733
    Missed scheduled Linehaul 09/06/2009 22:03 Homebush (Sydney)
    So, if theyre anything like the couriers I use, you should have it by, oh, the end of the month. :D

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    Re: Rancilio Silvia/Rocky 08 or 09

    GRRR >:( at TNT

    Still no sign of my new shiny toys!

    Pullman toys arrived safe-n-sound by Aussie post, which reminds me I have to fill in the questionaire - doh! I cant until I actually use it on my new shiny toys. bah humbug :-X

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    Re: Rancilio Silvia/Rocky 08 or 09

    hi there,
    On your comment on cimbalino tamping. I can tell you it is solid stainless. The bottom of the tamp is about 2mm thick. It is held different than a regular tamp, and i believe is more consitent with the pressure required, as you middle finger controls the pressure. At cimbas its used, as its quick and your putting 19g into a 20g basket, Hope that helps you out.

    Roach ;D

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    Re: Rancilio Silvia/Rocky 08 or 09

    Hang in there short macc, good things come to those who wait!! I shipped a Silvia to Melbourne and it took about 5 days to get there.
    Id like to be a fly on the wall watching as you unpack your new toys and set them up......enjoy the experience
    cheers gm ;)

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    Re: Rancilio Silvia/Rocky 08 or 09

    Id like to be a fly on the wall at TNT headquarters!!! :D

    Status Date Time Depot
    Picked Up 09/06/2009 14:44 Homebush (Sydney)
    Received in Depot 09/06/2009 18:03 Homebush (Sydney)
    Missed scheduled Linehaul 09/06/2009 22:03 Homebush (Sydney)
    Frt loaded on linehaul 10/06/2009 17:39 Homebush (Sydney)
    Left On Dock 15/06/2009 12:41 Perth EXP

    Oh it will be like xmas gm... Im drooling :P
    I can almost taste my first rubbish shot :D

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    Re: Rancilio Silvia/Rocky 08 or 09

    Quote Originally Posted by 3A3F383E223136500 link=1244112038/56#56 date=1245070614
    Frt loaded on linehaul 10/06/2009 17:39 Homebush (Sydney)
    Left On Dock 15/06/2009 12:41 Perth EXP *
    Must have been taken for a ride by the sea :P.. 5 days :(

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    Re: Rancilio Silvia/Rocky 08 or 09

    yeah....via Africa :D

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    Re: Rancilio Silvia/Rocky 08 or 09

    update... *yawn* :(
    Courier left dock at 06:55 ith shiny new toys...but alas-they ran out of time to deliver them.
    (Another day with instant-yuk :P)


    who did I upset? I LOVE TNT I rooly do!

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    Re: Rancilio Silvia/Rocky 08 or 09

    Woohoo 8-)

    Im on the way to being a fellow Coffee Snob ;)
    My shiny new toys have arrived! A HUGE thankyou to Debbie & Charlie at Jetblack especially Debbie who has put up with my constant impatient harassment (its not here - its not here etc) Thanks Deb :) Also HUGE thanks to Greg & Robin at Pullman Espresso for their advice and assistance. I cant speak highly enough of not only these but all sponsors for the help & assistance that they give to fellow CSrs
    Also to Andy, the Mods and fellow members for their guidance thru their own experience which they are happy to share. Ill still need the advice as Im embarking into the world of Popper Roasting as soon as the greens roll in ;)

    Ill update my equiptment profile soon....But first theres a puck to be made :D

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    Re: Rancilio Silvia/Rocky 08 or 09

    Quote Originally Posted by 232621273B282F490 link=1244112038/60#60 date=1245228038
    Ill update my equiptment profile soon....But first theres a puck to be made
    I suggest you have a coffee--not play ice hockey! The playoffs are over, the hockey season has ended.

    Greg

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    Re: Rancilio Silvia/Rocky 08 or 09

    Congrats... *let us hear how you goes with your new toys... so you got the Rocky as well??

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    Re: Rancilio Silvia/Rocky 08 or 09

    ;D Greg...You from Canada?

    SPL.G - Yep got the combo ;) I now know what they mean by clumping and mess :D
    First go and I nearly choked poor Silvia to death ( slight overdose- could hardly manage locking in pf) How many mm below top of synesso ridgless should I be aming for?
    Also the kitchen looks like alab with bathroom scales etc on the bench(wait til the wife gets home :-X) 2nd go and I get a lovely shot-not timed as I had the 1 & 3 yo bugging me for their dinner....Imagine that? Im trying to make coffee here kids.. :D ;D ;D

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    Re: Rancilio Silvia/Rocky 08 or 09

    Give the kids coffee.
    Start em young.

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    Re: Rancilio Silvia/Rocky 08 or 09

    and give the wife a coffee when she walks in the door that way hopefully she doesnt see the mess either!! ;D ;D

    To get the correct dosing- use a 5 cent piece on top of tamped coffee lock it in and pull it out, should be be an slight indent.

    have fun mate!!

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    Re: Rancilio Silvia/Rocky 08 or 09

    Guess whos not sleeping tonight? :D

    Start them young hey tash ;) Not sure if the wife will like it if I start giving them baby cinos ;D Theyre not going to sleep as it is!

    Thanks mmm I was hoping to get a mm from the top of the basket, Ive already o/d (couldnt get pf in) not too mention the HUGE imprint from the hex :o Might try the 5 cent 2moro... then mark the basket or something like that. Trying to hone in on the consistent thing :)
    Grinder seems to go alright apart from the mess, yoghurt tub already in place ;)

    Thanks
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    Re: Rancilio Silvia/Rocky 08 or 09

    I thought u got a pullman ??? use the line on the side when tamping... easy bananas... *

    I cant believe u still managed to overdose with the synessso basket? hehehe.. you much be using heaps of coffee..... remember.. dont bang the grinds down too hard before the tamp... :P

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    Re: Rancilio Silvia/Rocky 08 or 09

    Great to see your new toys have arrived shortmacc, to cut back on mess with Rocky I used to grind into a small container and then dose the pf over my knock box using a paperclip to distribute and break up the clumps then temp and pull shot, it worked well and kept the mess the a mimimum. One thing Ive learnt over the years is good coffee=mess, but its worth it for the result in the cup.
    Enjoy............................gm :) :) :) :) :)

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    Re: Rancilio Silvia/Rocky 08 or 09

    I agree on the mess thing gm and will give the container a go, dosing is the only inconsistent prob so far which has the flow on effect on 30ml for 25-30 secs etc.
    SPL.G - Yep I got the pullman....I thought the lines were there to help even the tamp? What line should I be tamping to with a dbl ridgeless synesso?

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    Re: Rancilio Silvia/Rocky 08 or 09

    Quote Originally Posted by 4A4F484E524146200 link=1244112038/69#69 date=1245308851
    SPL.G - Yep I got the pullman....I thought the lines were there to help even the tamp? What line should I be tamping to with a dbl ridgeless synesso? *
    Well... you can use the line to do whatever you want..

    I can fit my PF nicely into the group head if I can see the last line (or 2)...

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    Re: Rancilio Silvia/Rocky 08 or 09

    roger that....

    It wont happen over night....But my god shot will happen ;D

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    If youre like me it will. (from pulling shots the whole night ;))

    In a sense I regret buying the machines... now when I am at uni, I can stand the coffee there just enough to avoid a caffeine headache and no further.



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