[Homeroast] New Summer Toys

Greg Hollrigel ghollrigel at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 13:15:33 CDT 2011


Chris:

Congrats on the new toy!  I think you'll have fun with it, I know I had fun
with mine.  If you will be making microfoam milk, I highly recommend the
single hole tip from OE, which you may have read about previously.

Greg

On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 8:47 AM, Yakster <yakster at gmail.com> wrote:

> When a Gaggia Factory came up for sale on CoffeeGeek, I jumped at the
> chance, so now I'm the proud owner of both a La Peppina open kettle spring
> lever and a Gaggia Factory (basically a La Pavoni Pro with a tin-man hat)
> manual lever with a closed boiler and steam wand.  The Factory is going to
> be more challenging as I have a PID on the La Peppina making it very
> temperature stable, but it should be a fun process to learn temperature
> management and pressure profiling by feel.  I was also lucky enough to find
> a new-in-box Hario Slim hand grinder at a thrift store and am using that at
> work for grinding for pour-over.  Here's some pictures:
>
> La Peppina and Gaggia Factory on a sideboard I found at a thrift store that
> I'll be refinishing (thinking of staining the wood with coffee):
> http://yfrog.com/gz7kuqgj
> Gaggia Factory on the counter for some test shots:
> http://yfrog.com/h4sagtyj
> Commander Spock grinding up some Kenya at work on the Slim:
> http://yfrog.com/h2qmailgj
>
> As the deal with my Wife was to get the Gaggia Factory for my birthday, and
> that hasn't happened yet (didn't want to let anyone else get the jump on
> me), the factory is in the garage and will get minimal, if any use.  This
> will give me a chance to strip and re-finish the sideboard and get my
> coffee
> toys a better home.
>
> This weekend was pretty nice weather, so I made my first iced coffee, a
> Chemex / Kone extraction of a Kenya into ice which was a real treat.
>  Here's
> my standard recipe:
>
> *Chemex Iced Coffee*
> 40 g Coffee
> 283 g Water
> 196 g Ice (~8 cubes)
>
> Anyone else getting new toys to play with or new coffee preps?
>
> -Chris
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