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    Steaming milk with small jug

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    I have 1 milk coffee a day. I recently bought a small jug (approx 400ml) as my 600ml was just a bit too big. Im having a lot of trouble steaming the milk - its like the steam presssure is way to strong. I have a 6910. Does anyone have any hints on using a smaller jug - should I not turn the steam pressure to max?

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    Re: Steaming milk with small jug

    Hi Ali

    Try this CS link
    Give this method a go as others have reported good results even with smaller mahines

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1220959662


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    Thanks KK. Ill give it a try today.

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    Re: Steaming milk with small jug

    Hi Ali

    I have a 6910 and I use different jug which are 1 litre 600ml- 500ml bell shape-and 300ml for a single flat white.

    The main thing to learn is the amount of stretching to the amount of milk you are heating, with a bit of practise you will get there, I use full steam for all "jugs"and start with the jug level then slight tilt to form whirlpool..


    cheers Gra..

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    Re: Steaming milk with small jug

    Thanks for the link.

    I have always had trouble with consistently getting good foam, but (touch wood!) this technique seems to have solved the problem :)

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    Re: Steaming milk with small jug

    Thanks guys. I think the problem is that the thermometer I use is too long for the jug with the clip to hold it to the side and I may be heating the milk too much???

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    Re: Steaming milk with small jug

    The clip should be adjustable, shouldnt it? Also, depending on the thermometer you use, they usually lag a little and the actual temp may be quite a bit higher than what its showing and if you stop steaming and let the thermometer sit in, you might find the temp creeping up still for up to 5 seconds after youve stopped steaming. Using the silvia to steam, when I use the smaller jug, I dont have the steam at full blast. havent used a 6910 but Id imagine it would be similar if it has quite a bit of grunt to do a 600ml jug easily.
    Ive been using the 300ml incasa jug so much that Ive forgotten how to get latte art microfoam on the 600ml jug and its killing me.



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