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    Bar pressure when steaming milk

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    Hi,

    When steaming milk what should the bar pressure read approximately? My machine reads about .5 bar. Is this too low?

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    Hi FineGrind,

    I dunno what machine you have, but if the steam pressure in my duetto II drops to about that level (0.5 bar) it gets very difficult to produce good micro-foam. I ended up plugging one of the holes in my stock two-hole tip and find it really easy to produce great micro-foam almost every time. Pressure settles at about 1 bar. Hope this helps.

    Pete

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    Hi FG. I have a Rocket machine and when steaming for 2 cups [large jug] my pressure drops to <.5 bar. Seems to be normal. My previous VBM Junior seemed to perform marginally better but it had a higher wattage element but a smaller boiler.........go figure ;-)

    Steve

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    I think we have to keep in mind that it's not the Italian thing to drink a bucket of milky coffee

    150-170ml cups and 2 capps from a 360ml jug is not impossible.... I'm currently using a Giotto at home and see 0.5Bar all the time. Doesn't mean that I can't get perfect microfoam though. Technique, technique...

    Cheers

    Chris

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    [QUOTE=Talk_Coffee;502178 Doesn't mean that I can't get perfect microfoam though. Technique, technique...

    Cheers

    Chris[/QUOTE]

    Totally agree............ :-)

    Steve



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