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    Morning all, looking for a good 300 ml stainless milk jug, the one Im using is almost 700 ml and I find it too wasteful, most of my requirements are for 1 or 2 drinks.
    I notice http://www.coffeeparts.com/accessories/milk-jugs.html have a range, the smallest they list is 350 ml, any suggestions as to suppliers, types, quality, and suitability would be useful.

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    Re: 300 ml jug?

    hardley normals, myer, david bones etc all have 300ml jugs, i have one and it does teh job just fine, and only around $10-15.

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    Re: 300 ml jug?

    I think the 400ml one from coffeeparts ($10.45) would be fine for your requirements.

    I use a smaller one when making coffees at home, which I think was listed as 300ml when I bought it from CP, but I have never measured the capacity.

    I find that I only need milk to just under the spout and after texturing, I get pretty close to the top. If putting a bit more air in the milk (for a cappa), then I end up sailing very close to the top.

    Postage is sometimes the issue with ordering onlines, so I get around this issue by making it worthwhile by buying 2 more group seals, some cleaning product, replacement heads for the pallo... you get the idea.

    When trying to find jugs at various shops, I never had much luck finding ones with a good defined spout. My coffeeparts one certainly DOES have the defined spout.

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    Re: 300 ml jug?

    Brother Baba Budan in Lt Bourke Street or Seven Seeds in Berkely St (I think it is) sell 300ml jugs for $9.95.
    I bought one about a month ago, I was having the same issue.
    Great fro one cup and perfect for latte art.

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    Re: 300 ml jug?

    The Incasa range of jugs have a 300ml jug. Personally I prefer 400ml

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    I bought a fantastic 350ml jug from di bella at bowen hill son saturday. Brand was cafelat i believe.

    I think it was the last one they had in stock but id imagine more will come in.

    For a single drink its perfect... no more wasted milk!

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    Mot-ta-ta, Mot-ta-ta, Mot-ta all the way....
    Oh what fun it is to steam
    In a little jug this way, Hey!
    (sung to Jingle Bells)

    Love my miniature Mottas. Have 3 x 350ml and one each of the next two sizes up. Have used several 350ml, like this style the best due to its shape and therefore the additional tumbling it causes that standard shaped jugs dont do. Particularly good for lesser-steaming machines, but equally good on my VBM when the extra tumbling power is mastered. Particularly good for small volumes of milk. Oh yes, and available from site sponsors coffeeparts.com. Pricey, but worth every dollar IMO. Hence the 3. And its one of the few I found that is actually 350ml and not 400ml pretending its a 350ml.

    When youre looking at jugs check their base circumference as this also has an effect on the effectiveness of the swirl. Smaller = faster.

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    Re: 300 ml jug?

    Quote Originally Posted by 50776D7C7575707D7C696D71190 link=1257976132/6#6 date=1258531986
    Mot-ta-ta, Mot-ta-ta, Mot-ta all the way....
    Oh what fun it is to steam
    In a little jug this way, Hey!
    (sung to Jingle Bells)

    Love my miniature Mottas. Have 3 x 350ml and one each of the next two sizes up. Have used several 350ml, like this style the best due to its shape and therefore the additional tumbling it causes that standard shaped jugs dont do. Particularly good for lesser-steaming machines, but equally good on my VBM when the extra tumbling power is mastered. Particularly good for small volumes of milk. Oh yes, and available from site sponsors coffeeparts.com. Pricey, but worth every dollar IMO. Hence the 3. And its one of the few I found that is actually 350ml and not 400ml pretending its a 350ml.

    When youre looking at jugs check their base circumference as this also has an effect on the effectiveness of the swirl. Smaller = faster.
    Not sure about the jingle ID ::) but the 350 ml Motta was on my short list.
    Your post tipped the scales, just ordered one from Coffeeparts, will let you know what I think of it in due course. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7C40495144250 link=1257976132/7#7 date=1258589527
    Not sure about the jingle ID Roll Eyes but the 350 ml Motta was on my short list.
    Your post tipped the scales, just ordered one from Coffeeparts
    Now thats service, ordered 11 AM yesterday and arrived just before lunch today 160 km north of Adelaide.
    Very nicely finished jug, good weight and feel, will try it tonight and report back. :)

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    Tried the new 350 ml Motta jug over the weekend, lovely weight, and an absolute pleasure to use, cant say I got the best out of it, more practice needed.
    The only down side when shmbo saw the invoice, the comment was ($50 FOR THAT >:() calmed down a little when I mad her a cappa. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4A767F6772130 link=1257976132/9#9 date=1258930641
    Tried the new 350 ml Motta jug over the weekend, lovely weight, and an absolute pleasure to use, cant say I got the best out of it, more practice needed.
    The only down side when shmbo saw the invoice, the comment was ($50 FOR THAT >:() calmed down a little when I mad her a cappa. ;)
    I have one, it is very nice.

    It is well made, feels solid, nice handle etc.

    However I have found that it can be difficult to get the temp just right if you are not 100% in your skills. The very thick walls make temperature a little more difficult to read instantly.

    The spout is also a little rounded to do really great latte art. It pours very smoothly but lacks that sharp edge that can make all the difference. *I have a 300ml Incasa jug that is much better for latte art detail.

    With practice of course you can achieve great results with almost any jugs.

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    Aside from Billy (hi billy) is anyone having any luck with the 300ml incasa for latte art?

    I just switched from 600ml to 300ml jug and Im not liking the pour spout, its a bit shallow...

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    I have the same issue with the spout on my small caffelat jug. Might have to try bending the spout into a deeper shape.

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    Suggestions anyone?

    Or suggestions for a good pouring jug that doesnt cost like $50! :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7F6A7863626E0B0 link=1257976132/13#13 date=1263344113
    Suggestions anyone?

    Or suggestions for a good pouring jug that doesnt cost like $50! :P
    The standard one from Coffee Parts works well for me.

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    Me too, it is all I use when I make coffee for myself.

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    I use the 300ml & 600ml CP jug that came with my barista starter kit. Also bought a 1ltr from House and the spout on that isnt as good.

    It amazed me that Tim Adams turned up to train me with a 300ml CP jug just like mine so they must be alright. Well priced too.

    Latte art is coming along with the 300 & 600 too... I just need more practice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2C392B30313D580 link=1257976132/11#11 date=1263304121
    Aside from Billy (hi billy) is anyone having any luck with the 300ml incasa for latte art?

    I just switched from 600ml to 300ml jug and Im not liking the pour spout, its a bit shallow...
    Yeah, I have no probs, but it is a small short spout.

    Hard to explain how I work it, I guess I would say the speed of the pour is very important and getting the spout low in the cup, real close, seems to help a lot.

    This jug works a treat at home on my Sunbeam. But is bloody hard to use on a commercial machine.

    Great splitting jug too.

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    Re: 300 ml jug?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6E525B4356370 link=1257976132/0#0 date=1257976132
    Morning all, looking for a good 300 ml stainless milk jug, the one Im using is almost 700 ml and I find it too wasteful, most of my requirements are for 1 or 2 drinks.
    I had the same issue, however if i use a small jug my thermometer doesnt sit comfortably (making it hard to texture the milk) so im stuck using a large jug and wasting milk each time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6565652F0 link=1257976132/18#18 date=1263513268
    I had the same issue, however if i use a small jug my thermometer doesnt sit comfortably (making it hard to texture the milk) so im stuck using a large jug and wasting milk each time.
    Does your thermometer have the big metal clip like this? http://www.coffeeparts.com/accessories/thermometers.html Mine did too but it also came with a little plastic sleave with a pen type clip on it? Did yours? My hands cant read the temperature very well (They were burning at 50!!!) and Tim Adams modified mine during my training so that it sits straight up in the jug. Works great.

    Just take off the metal clip, chop a bit off the bottom of the plastic sleve with a knife and its all done. I can now texture the milk without a whopping great big dial in the way and I can slowly adjust my hands to the right temperature. Would you like a photo to see the results?????

    Im not sure if this mod is common knowledge but its helped me. Big thanks to Tim! (Im probably driving you all nuts about the training but I learnt so much in such a short amount of time, its well worth it)

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    Re: 300 ml jug?

    My thermometer sits comfortably on any jug- even my 100ml piccolo jug...Actually, its sits pretty comfortably on the end of my arm as well *;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 732C342229222E272724242C202F410 link=1257976132/20#20 date=1263554933
    100ml piccolo jug
    my goodness, i had no idea they came that small :o does that mean you steam around 60ml of milk in it?

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    Re: 300 ml jug?

    Quote Originally Posted by 7D795F4646435C4B442A0 link=1257976132/21#21 date=1263555739
    Quote Originally Posted by 732C342229222E272724242C202F410 link=1257976132/20#20 date=1263554933
    100ml piccolo jug
    my goodness, i had no idea they came that small :o does that mean you steam around 60ml of milk in it?
    Yep- probably more like 40ml 8-)

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    Re: 300 ml jug?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4541677E7E7B64737C120 link=1257976132/21#21 date=1263555739
    i had no idea they came that small
    Ive got a couple of 30ml ones.

    You have to be really careful trying to steam in those for a macchiato.

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    30ml jugs can bee seen on top of the Expobar in front of the 200ml cups.




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