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    Increasing milk temp

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    I make milk based drinks almost exclusively and I have been struggling to produce coffees hot enough for the wife and myself even with the 6910 set to the highest temp.

    So I starting experimenting with milk texturing and have now managed to produce hotter drinks by burying the steam tip in the milk for longer. I start by immersing it to the join on the tip, lower the jug to stretch the milk and repeat the burying technique, being careful not to burn the milk.
    Takes some practice but the results are much improved.

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    Re: Increasing milk temp

    Have you thought about buying a proper thermometer and measuring the correct temperature? While you may be getting warmer temps there is a risk of overheating the milk and you can uncross your fingers and keep them on the steam valve ready to turn off at the right temp.

    Many of the sponsors sell thermometers.

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    Re: Increasing milk temp

    It is funny, but I have a friend with a 6910 who didnt - refused - to use a thermometer using his hand instead. Thats fine, but I really think you have to "train" your hand with a thermometer. He tried some milk texturing with my Domobar Super. First thing I noticed was how "gated back" he had the steam - it seemed to take him a looooong time. Second, when he finished, I measured the milk at 50 degrees C = :-? ::) :P Way too cool.

    I use a thermometer, "chh, chh" to about 35 degrees C and then roll the milk (tip deeper) up to just over 60 degrees C. By the time Ive wiped the wand the temp has settled at approx 67 degrees C - right in the green zone on my thermo and perfect for a nice hot cuppa. Oh, and the BTW, the whole process now with a few weeks of forced practice takes about 20 seconds give or take. :)

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    Re: Increasing milk temp

    Thanks for the replies. Yes a milk thermometer may have to go on the must have list...they are inexpensive and our site sponsors stock them.

    For now I can achieve a good result from the hot to touch method and the end result.

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    Hi MeanzBeanz,

    A thermometer is a good idea to train your hand - though you should also make sure you start with pre-heated cups - if you have the right temperature milk and pour into a cold cup you will lose all your milk temperature!

    Good luck with it.

    Deb

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    Re: Increasing milk temp

    Hi


    Thanks for the reply. Yes I preheat the cups. Tonight I did my usual milk stretching routine and used the DMM and thermoprobe from my Coretto to check the milk temp. It was 59 deg about 1 min after. So I have not been heating it enough. I will keep the steam tip buried a bit longer. I will get a milk thermometer soon to take the guesswork out of it.



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