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    Quote Originally Posted by LeroyC View Post
    Yeah in my experience one or two hole tips are the best on most machines. I currently have a 2-hole Profitec tip fitted to my EM6910 and its awesome, but I equally like single hole tips on this machine especially the style that is usually fitted to an EM4820 as it has a slightly smaller hole than the standard tip and gives a better result. Which brings up another point - I think the size of the hole makes as much difference as the number of holes. The few commercial machines Iíve used have mostly had 2-hole tips which seemed to work well. The one 4-hole tip Iíve come across was just way too hard to control.

    Back to milk jugs more specifically for anyone thatís interested Iíve been trying a Barista Hustle jug over the last few weeks. Itís a nice jug and is good quality for the price. Itís definitely nice and straight as claimed. After lots of experimentation Iíve decided to sell it as itís not quite as good a match with my current machine (the EM6910 mentioned above). So if you have a similar appliance level or smallish machine without heaps of steaming power itís possibly not going to work for you either. The jug was designed for professional baristas and tested on commercial equipment so I think this is where it would really come into its own. The milk stretches really easily, but without the power of a commercial or prosumer machine it doesnít texture and blend in as well as what I can manage with my other jugs. Donít think Iíll ever stump up $150+ for a Jibbijug so the next one Iíll try will probably be a Decent Espresso jug.
    So you could put a single hole tip from a 6910 on a P500?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyhakins View Post
    So you could put a single hole tip from a 6910 on a P500?
    The thread is the same size, but a different pitch so itís not a perfect fit. I use Teflon tape to make it seal properly. Iíve never tried it going back the other way and Iíd be careful not to strip the thread on the inside of the P500 wand. Also I wouldnít use a 6910 tip, Iíd actually use a 4820 tip if I was to do anything like this. I put a wand off a 6910 on a Gaggia Classic once with a tip off a 4820 and it made for a far superior steamer than what youíd usually expect from a Classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeroyC View Post
    The thread is the same size, but a different pitch so it’s not a perfect fit. I use Teflon tape to make it seal properly. I’ve never tried it going back the other way and I’d be careful not to strip the thread on the inside of the P500 wand. Also I wouldn’t use a 6910 tip, I’d actually use a 4820 tip if I was to do anything like this. I put a wand off a 6910 on a Gaggia Classic once with a tip off a 4820 and it made for a far superior steamer than what you’d usually expect from a Classic.
    I probably won't do that then. Will get a 2 hole Profitec tip and see how that goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyhakins View Post
    I probably won't do that then. Will get a 2 hole Profitec tip and see how that goes.
    Yes that would be a better idea.

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    Got my Cafelat 300ml milk pitcher (from Coffeeparts, big shout out ), and after only using it for two lattes so far I'm thoroughly impressed. Already latte art has improved and looks more defined, and am finally getting some more 'hollow' leaves in rosettas. Still need a bit of work to fine tune, but I'm a fan!

    Perhaps the spout is sharper than my previous jug, and it feels like it has a better velocity as you're pouring, and thinner stream perhaps. Maybe with my previous jug it poured slower and thicker/widely, hence why alot of leaves tended to bunch up too much...

    Not sure, but I recommend this one
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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsk8r View Post
    Got my Cafelat 300ml milk pitcher (from Coffeeparts, big shout out ), and after only using it for two lattes so far I'm thoroughly impressed. Already latte art has improved and looks more defined, and am finally getting some more 'hollow' leaves in rosettas. Still need a bit of work to fine tune, but I'm a fan!

    Perhaps the spout is sharper than my previous jug, and it feels like it has a better velocity as you're pouring, and thinner stream perhaps. Maybe with my previous jug it poured slower and thicker/widely, hence why alot of leaves tended to bunch up too much...

    Not sure, but I recommend this one
    Which model did you get mate? We need pics!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeroyC View Post
    Which model did you get mate? We need pics!!
    Haha it's this one:

    https://www.coffeeparts.com.au/cafelat-300-jug

    When I do another latte I'll take a pic of that hehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsk8r View Post
    Got my Cafelat 300ml milk pitcher (from Coffeeparts, big shout out ), and after only using it for two lattes so far I'm thoroughly impressed. Already latte art has improved and looks more defined, and am finally getting some more 'hollow' leaves in rosettas. Still need a bit of work to fine tune, but I'm a fan!

    Perhaps the spout is sharper than my previous jug, and it feels like it has a better velocity as you're pouring, and thinner stream perhaps. Maybe with my previous jug it poured slower and thicker/widely, hence why alot of leaves tended to bunch up too much...

    Not sure, but I recommend this one
    They are awesome jugs! I have a collection of far more expensive ones, but the cafelat still gets by far the most use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic_Matt View Post
    They are awesome jugs! I have a collection of far more expensive ones, but the cafelat still gets by far the most use.
    Ah wow, yeah it works great. It's weird, it didn't visibily look like I got as great a whirlpool while steaming as I did my other one, but it textured and poured really well.

    Perhaps it just looks different in this jug while steaming than my other jug, but I'll work on technique a bit more anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsk8r View Post
    Ah wow, yeah it works great. It's weird, it didn't visibily look like I got as great a whirlpool while steaming as I did my other one, but it textured and poured really well.

    Perhaps it just looks different in this jug while steaming than my other jug, but I'll work on technique a bit more anyways.
    I see you're using that jug with a P500??

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyhakins View Post
    I see you're using that jug with a P500??
    Oooooh yeeeah I am
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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsk8r View Post
    Oooooh yeeeah I am
    That interests me greatly as I also have a P500 (awesome machine btw) and am on the hunt for a jug that works nicely with it. I quite like the look of the Tiamo jugs but nobody seems to use them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyhakins View Post
    That interests me greatly as I also have a P500 (awesome machine btw) and am on the hunt for a jug that works nicely with it. I quite like the look of the Tiamo jugs but nobody seems to use them.
    Ah nice! Yeah I haven't had a good chance to practice but it's worked well so far. The Tiamo ones look awesome but don't know too much about them. I'd imagine most jugs would be pretty similar with most machines, just up to personal preference (and how they pour)

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    Milk jug recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyhakins View Post
    That interests me greatly as I also have a P500 (awesome machine btw) and am on the hunt for a jug that works nicely with it. I quite like the look of the Tiamo jugs but nobody seems to use them.
    I have a 350ml Tiamo jug with the non-stick coating. Itís a nice enough looking jug, but itís not very straight. Tiamo are basically a company that makes budget copies of other brands equipment and they can be hit and miss when it comes to quality. For example some of their pour over stuff is quite nice, but their paper filters are rubbish. If youíre looking for a new jug Iíd stick with brands like Barista Hustle, Decent Espresso and Cafelat in the Ďaffordableí price range.
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    I went to a retail outlet this week and had a look at jugs. They didnít have a big range, but they did have the cafelat jugs. I wasnít impressed really, I looked at a few they had on the shelf. The finishing looked a bit rushed and they were all oddly shaped. Itís a bit hard to take the plunge ordering online without being able to see the jug. Is there anywhere in Melbourne that has a substantial range? Iíve been looking at Coffee Parts but theyíre in Sydney.

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    Very happy with my Cafelat jug, pours so well and feels quite comfortable!
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