[Homeroast] How can five words take so long?

Dennis Parham dparham_is at mac.com
Thu Aug 26 10:21:43 CDT 2010

FANTASTIC! one great thing I love about FAEMA is it is forgiving so the learning process moving up to a commercial machine is actually fun! lol just remember to flush group if setting long time... I look and listen and its a great indicator or temp at group... you get a slight PUFF of steam with little water through group and quickly few seconds settles down to more water than steam and thats sitting roughly at about 200ish˚F temp... its an obvious noticeable change form the initial blast of steam so its easy to time... now if one wants to use all the gadgets and gauges well fantastic! thats great for documenting info but this FAEMA and Im assuming others with similar setups act same(vie temp tested that group indicator btw... lol ...  ENJOY ALLON! I know my selling a machine to one of us list members means it comes with tech support! LMAO! 

Dennis Parham

On Aug 26, 2010, at 11:06 AM, Allon Stern wrote:

> On Aug 25, 2010, at 5:47 PM, kevin creason wrote:
>> You should have planned ahead and had some decaf ready.
> hah hah. Actually, the machine is at work, and I had to go home for dinner and to play with the kids.
> This morning, I pulled my first shots on the Faema. Still have a slight leak on the fitting at the bottom of the boiler, have to address that at some point...
> Anyway, dialing in my technique on the HX....it's fun and tasty!
> First shot was 30 sec, right on the money, but had room for improvement.
> Second shot spritzed a little bit from the bottomless pf, and went slightly fast, but overall was not bad, about what I could get from my Krups thermoblock.
> Third went to a coworker; it was about like the second.
> Fourth, I dialed the grind a notch tighter, and got a slower extraction, a little thicker, better....
> Still fighting donut extraction; have to work on my distribution :D
> It's reassuring that I'm about where I left off with the Krups thermoblock. It isn't worse, and with the bottomless PF exposing my flawed technique, I now have the feedback to improve, and a kick-butt machine to do it on, too.
> Thanks, Dennis!
> -
> allon
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