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    Learnt a valuable lesson with milk for 1 latte !!!

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    OK so wife doesnt want a coffee tonight but i still do......
    Unfortunately, not thinking, I pour in enough milk for a single cup in my new 600ml jug.
    After initial streching of milk I place the tip of the steamer in about 1 cm and before I knew it, I had a jug filled filled to the top with froth and what looked like water........:(

    Is this possible......and yes, the milk was Coles Milk as we had nothing else in the house.........

    Should I make the milk in a smaller jug next time to avoid this ie 300ml or 400ml jug??

    Is there is minimum amount of milk to use??

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    I just did an experiment using the same milk but a littl more of it in a 400ml jug and everything worked out fine.......ummmm me things the bigger 600ml jug was the problem then.....and not enough milk....:)

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    Re: Learnt a valuable lesson with milk for 1 latte !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by 65545542494844210 link=1265882729/1#1 date=1265884680
    I just did an experiment using the same milk but a littl more of it in a 400ml jug and everything worked out fine.......ummmm me things the bigger 600ml jug was the problem then.....and not enough milk....:)
    Dutchie, I use the 300ml jug for single drinks and its spot on, no waste and ultra fast to texture :) :)

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    Re: Learnt a valuable lesson with milk for 1 latte !!!

    thanks Greenman........will just have to shop around for yet another jug...300ml........:)

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    Apart from A2 and Norco milk, is there a more generic brand that seems to work more consistanty and not watery??

    Perhaps I need to have this special milk and only have it for coffee...ummm

    So not only is my coffee slowly tking over the kitchen benches, I am now taking over the fridge space too..........

    Yes, dear, Im coming...........what colour earings would you like??

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    Re: Learnt a valuable lesson with milk for 1 latte !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by 5869687F7475791C0 link=1265882729/4#4 date=1266021252
    Apart from A2 and Norco milk, is there a more generic brand that seems to work more consistanty and not watery??

    Perhaps I need to have this special milk and only have it for coffee...ummm

    So not only is my coffee slowly taking over the kitchen benches, I am now taking over the fridge space too..........

    Yes, dear, Im coming...........what colour earrings would you like??
    I now use Pura light milk cos the better half wants to reduce cholesterol

    I have no problems steaming any milk I am given
    But I have never tried soy milk yet

    KK

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    Re: Learnt a valuable lesson with milk for 1 latte !!!

    Just went to Coles and purchased A2............told everyone that this is Coffee Milk only and not to touch or else they will have their finger nails ripped out and sent to the salt mines...... >:(

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    Re: Learnt a valuable lesson with milk for 1 latte !!!

    and yes, the milk was Coles Milk as we had nothing else in the house.........
    Ive always used woolworths homebrand milk... should i not be for some reason? :S

    Dutchie, I use the 300ml jug for single drinks and its spot on, no waste and ultra fast to texture Smiley Smiley
    Greenman, do you find that when you steam milk in your 300ml jug (even done at a slow and gradual aeration) that it gets VERY frothy in the small jug, and hard to swirl and pour? I always steam my milk in a 400ml jug, and swirl it a bit (the foam is evident on top), but THEN pour it all into my 600ml jug and it looks perfect, shiny and glossy and is much easier to texture it through swirling and much easier to pour latte art... I slowly aerate it til about 36 degrees Celsius...

    Whats your process with steaming it in a smaller jug and pouring? Cheers! :)

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    Re: Learnt a valuable lesson with milk for 1 latte !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by 5E444042435E46155F2D0 link=1265882729/7#7 date=1266287310
    36 degrees Celsius
    36 or 63?

    36 would be a bit cold

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    Re: Learnt a valuable lesson with milk for 1 latte !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by 537F7C797E4F47100 link=1265882729/8#8 date=1269490740
    Quote Originally Posted by 5E444042435E46155F2D0 link=1265882729/7#7 date=1266287310
    36 degrees Celsius
    36 or 63?

    36 would be a bit cold
    Hes aerating to 36 degrees. Then immerses the wand to heat through to ~60 degrees.

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    Re: Learnt a valuable lesson with milk for 1 latte !!!

    Ahhh, i see (insert head slap here)

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    Re: Learnt a valuable lesson with milk for 1 latte !!!

    Have you checked your steam wand? It could be shooting water instead of steam :)

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    Re: Learnt a valuable lesson with milk for 1 latte !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by 696E757E787077791B0 link=1265882729/11#11 date=1269565103
    Have you checked your steam wand? It could be shooting water instead of steam :)
    id be checking more than my steam wand if it was spitting water :o, i think due to the lower amount of milk......he turned it into a milkshake, and prolly overheated it too, pretty sure milk splits at high temps.......

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    Re: Learnt a valuable lesson with milk for 1 latte !!!

    Check out your machines is in shape. 300ml jug I find makes it a lot easier than using a 500ml jug half full.



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