Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: GS3 Steam Tip

  1. #1
    rbk
    rbk is offline
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    34

    GS3 Steam Tip

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi everyone. After 12 months of agonising over what machine to buy, I finally settled on a Lamarzocco. My GS3 arrived today and I am literally blown away by the strength of the steam when trying to stretch a small volume of milk. eg. Single latte or piccolo The unit came with a 4 hole wand tip but I was considering getting a 2 or 3 hole tip to better control the stretching. Any other suggestions or hints? Any know who stocks LM steam wand tips? Thanks. PS It's fantastic 😃

  2. #2
    Senior Member artman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    2,418
    nice machine! Can you throttle the steam valve to reduce flow, this can help.

    re number of holes, dont forget to also take into account the size of the holes, the total area of all the holes has an effect on the steam flow.

    maybe you just need some practice and/or alter your technique?

    Cheers

  3. #3
    Senior Member magnafunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    East Kimberley
    Posts
    546
    Quote Originally Posted by rbk View Post
    I am literally blown away by the strength of the steam
    Try putting the tip in a jug of milk rather than standing directly in it's path

  4. #4
    TC
    TC is offline
    .
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    14,665
    Congrats rbk,

    The stock tip is actually excellent, but it will take some getting used to. You could try something like a foam knife, but they come at a cost.

    Enjoy....

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    51
    As Chris mention the stock tip gets a little getting used to especially if you have upgraded from a heat exchange machine.

    What I did with my GS3 when I first got mine was lower the temperature of the steam boiler so that the it sat roughly @1.2 -1.5 bar which made steaming small volumes of milk super easy.

    But believe me once you get used to the steaming power you're not going to go back!
    Last edited by coffeechaos; 2nd April 2016 at 09:09 AM.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    61
    Agree with above, reduce steam and its great in its stock form. I have a foam knife from a previous machine however never needed to try it out, should probably put it up for sale one of these days along with all these useless VST baskets

  7. #7
    rbk
    rbk is offline
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    34
    Thanks everyone. I'll have a fiddle with the steam boiler temp to drop the pressure a bit. I agree there is a learning curve with the new tip and extraordinary steam.

    My next project is all the programming functions eg. preinfusion, volumetric dosing etc. The instruction manual isn't the clearest I've ever seen. 😃

  8. #8
    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Moonta SA.
    Posts
    6,885
    I much prefer rotary valves to toggles.

    With a toggle the steam is either off or full bore, with a valve its variable, allows more finesse.
    Last edited by Yelta; 2nd April 2016 at 01:43 PM.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •