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    Water coming out of steam wand.

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Just wondering how much is a normal amount of water out of the steam wand. I have been having trouble with texturing the milk lately. Could this be a cause?
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    Re: Water coming out of steam wand.

    There was some debate about this earlier in the year and your milk will increase by about 10-15% in weight after steaming due to the water from the steam. Hope that helps

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    Re: Water coming out of steam wand.

    When does the water come out??

    You are blowing off the initial burst of water/wet steam before you put the wand close to the milk jug, arent you? ;)

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    Re: Water coming out of steam wand.

    Quote Originally Posted by 7F4A5D5F6F574A5559545C380 link=1260511466/2#2 date=1260522162
    When does the water come out??

    You are blowing off the initial burst of water/wet steam before you put the wand close to the milk jug, arent you? ;)

    Greg
    But, if it didnt have water in it, then it wouldnt be steam, it would simply be hot air.

    "dry" steam means it has "less" water content, not "no" water content.

    The initial burst is to clear any steam which has condensed as water inside the pipe/s since the machine was last used.

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    Re: Water coming out of steam wand.

    Quote Originally Posted by 6B6E73736B6275687269636A6669070 link=1260511466/3#3 date=1260546546
    .... The initial burst is to clear any steam which has condensed as water inside the pipe/s since the machine was last used.
    It also preheats the wand so that the next blast of steam will not be subjected to a cold metal tube which will cause condensation.



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