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    Frothing with a Bezzera BZ99S

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Have just purchased a Bezzera BZ99S.
    All is going well except for the stretching :(
    Have a Rancilio 4 hole wand and I can handle it. This Bezzera 4 hole is a bit different. The angle of the wand is different and I struggle to get the milk swirling. So I am getting the milk to hot and not enough stretch. Any ideas?
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    Re: Frothing with a Bezzera BZ99S

    Gday vast ... have you tried tilting the jug at different angles (yet maintaining stillness when steaming) to try and get the whirlpool happening?

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    Re: Frothing with a Bezzera BZ99S

    Or.....

    Maybe try blocking two of the holes with a couple of toothpicks as an interim measure. If this works better for you then you can either have the holes silver soldered permanently or buy a 2-Hole Tip from CoffeeParts or one of our other sponsors. Many ways to skin a cat, as they say.... ;D

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    Re: Frothing with a Bezzera BZ99S

    I did exactly that... blocked two holes with tooth-picks. Worked a treat. Just stick them in the hole and break them off. If you ever change your mind, you can remove the tip and take them out.

    Josh

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    Re: Frothing with a Bezzera BZ99S

    After trying for several months now I can get great foam with one of the holes blocked with a toothpick.
    When using 4 holes I get hot mik with very little stretch. I must be doing something wrong. Why would they make a machine with a 4 hole steamer that didnt work. I have tried different angles, different placement of the wand in the milk... All I get is poor stretch, hot milk and often bigger bubbles as a result of lifting the wand too high trying to get the swirl going.
    I bought the machine 2nd hand an was wondering if there may be a fault? There is no pressure gauge, so I do not know what the boiler/HE is doing.
    I feel as though that there is not enough pressure. Is there a way of checking this?
    Thanks for the feedback.
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    Andrew

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    Re: Frothing with a Bezzera BZ99S

    Howdy! I just bought this machine and noticed the exact same thing. Swirling is impossible for all but the masterful. Im going to try the toothpick mod tomorrow, as soon as I can actually get some toothpicks! Ah! I was just wondering how I was going to get the toothpicks out afterwards, didnt even realize that the tip bit could be removed... you learn something new every day :P



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