[Homeroast] Homeroast Digest, Vol 74, Issue 13

Sam Kanenwisher kanenwis at gmail.com
Tue Mar 25 23:54:25 CDT 2014


Justin,

    Feel free to give me a call for advice on repairing a Silvia.  I own Kanen Coffee: Espresso Machines in Berkeley and I repair Rancilio Silvia machines on a regular basis.

510-859-4425

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> Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting "HomeRoast List" Digest
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> Today's Topics:
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>   1. Re: Post-roast blending (Paul)
>   2. Re: Post-roast blending (Ben Treichel)
>   3. Re: Post-roast blending (info at MakeFriends2.com)
>   4. Re: Post-roast blending (Martin Maney)
>   5. Silvia low pressure problem (Justin Schwarz)
>   6. Re: Post-roast blending (Barry Luterman)
>   7. Re: Post-roast blending (Barry Luterman)
>   8. Re: Silvia low pressure problem (Michael Koenig)
>   9. Re: Post-roast blending (Ben Treichel)
>  10. Re: Post-roast blending (Frank Parth)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2014 12:03:02 -0500
> From: Paul <middle.aged.kid at gmail.com>
> To: "homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com"
>    <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Post-roast blending
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> Thanks for all the great responses.  At least now I know that the "right" blend is whatever you like.  As I continue on my coffee journey, I find myself being more and more scientific, trying for repeatable results.  Amazing how every little aspect of preparation affects the final outcome in the cup. 
> 
> Paul Gheer
> 
> 
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> Message: 2
> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:29:35 -0500
> From: Ben Treichel <J.W.Bullfrog at gmail.com>
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Post-roast blending
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> Welcome to the disease. Have you been introduced to our 12 step program?
> 
> 
>> On Sat, Mar 22, 2014 at 12:03 PM, Paul <middle.aged.kid at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Thanks for all the great responses.  At least now I know that the "right"
>> blend is whatever you like.  As I continue on my coffee journey, I find
>> myself being more and more scientific, trying for repeatable results.
>> Amazing how every little aspect of preparation affects the final outcome
>> in the cup.
>> 
>> Paul Gheer
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> Message: 3
> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:05:06 -0700
> From: info at MakeFriends2.com
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Post-roast blending
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> After I started home roasting that at first i proffered the darker roasts
> that were closer to 'normal' coffee with more body (Sumatra,Columbia).
> Over about a year I shifted to the more fruity, lighter roasted stuff.
> (Ethiopia,peru).
> 
> 
>> On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 11:55 AM, Paul <middle.aged.kid at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi, all.
>> New to the list and fairly new at home roasting.  I tried my first
>> dry-processed Ethiopia coffee the other day and was surprised that the
>> overwhelming fruitiness was not to my inexperienced palate's liking.  So I
>> post-blended 2/3 dark Columbian with 1/3 light Ethiopian in a pour-over and
>> loved the results. I know this is probably very wrong to a lot of people,
>> but I can't deny how delicious it tastes to me.  Just wondering if anybody
>> had any thoughts or other strange blends that they enjoy.
>> 
>> Paul Gheer
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> Message: 4
> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:27:23 -0500
> From: Martin Maney <maney at two14.net>
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Post-roast blending
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>> On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 04:29:35PM -0500, Ben Treichel wrote:
>> Welcome to the disease. Have you been introduced to our 12 step program?
> 
> Buy greens, roast greens, drink up.
> Buy greens, roast greens, drink up.
> Buy greens, roast greens, drink up.
> Buy greens, roast greens, drink up.
> 
> That program?  :-)
> 
> -- 
> Programmers are optimistic.  And we have to be because if we weren't
> optimists we couldn't do this work.  Which is why we fall prey to things
> like second systems, why we can't schedule our projects,
> why this stuff is so hard.  -- Douglas Crockford
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
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> Message: 5
> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:16:03 -0700
> From: Justin Schwarz <houstini at comcast.net>
> To: "homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com"
>    <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: [Homeroast] Silvia low pressure problem
> Message-ID: <0FD8875F-8F91-4044-BC6A-50FF210207BA at comcast.net>
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> 
> So I'm trying to troubleshoot a Silvia for someone, group head pressure is extremely low. I thought that I would start by replacing the pump and that didn't solve the problem. I'm suspecting some sort of ridiculous scale buildup may be the cause. And was thinking about doing a complete tear down of the boiler. What may I be missing and are there gaskets that need to be replaced if I tear it apart to do a descale?
> 
> -Justin
> 
> If there is anything worth doing, it's worth doing right.
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
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> Message: 6
> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:28:29 -0700
> From: Barry Luterman <lutermanb at gmail.com>
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
>    list,    available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html"
>    <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Post-roast blending
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> no this one
> http://home.comcast.net/~mdmint/coffee/csa12steps.htm
> 
> 
>> On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 6:27 PM, Martin Maney <maney at two14.net> wrote:
>> 
>>> On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 04:29:35PM -0500, Ben Treichel wrote:
>>> Welcome to the disease. Have you been introduced to our 12 step program?
>> 
>> Buy greens, roast greens, drink up.
>> Buy greens, roast greens, drink up.
>> Buy greens, roast greens, drink up.
>> Buy greens, roast greens, drink up.
>> 
>> That program?  :-)
>> 
>> --
>> Programmers are optimistic.  And we have to be because if we weren't
>> optimists we couldn't do this work.  Which is why we fall prey to things
>> like second systems, why we can't schedule our projects,
>> why this stuff is so hard.  -- Douglas Crockford
>> 
>> 
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> Message: 7
> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:31:46 -0700
> From: Barry Luterman <lutermanb at gmail.com>
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Post-roast blending
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> http://home.comcast.net/~mdmint/coffee/csa12steps.htm
> 
> 
>> On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 7:28 PM, Barry Luterman <lutermanb at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> no this one
>> http://home.comcast.net/~mdmint/coffee/csa12steps.htm
>> 
>> 
>>> On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 6:27 PM, Martin Maney <maney at two14.net> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 04:29:35PM -0500, Ben Treichel wrote:
>>>> Welcome to the disease. Have you been introduced to our 12 step program?
>>> 
>>> Buy greens, roast greens, drink up.
>>> Buy greens, roast greens, drink up.
>>> Buy greens, roast greens, drink up.
>>> Buy greens, roast greens, drink up.
>>> 
>>> That program?  :-)
>>> 
>>> --
>>> Programmers are optimistic.  And we have to be because if we weren't
>>> optimists we couldn't do this work.  Which is why we fall prey to things
>>> like second systems, why we can't schedule our projects,
>>> why this stuff is so hard.  -- Douglas Crockford
>>> 
>>> 
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> Message: 8
> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 23:20:12 -0400
> From: Michael Koenig <koenig.mike at gmail.com>
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
>    list,    available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html"
>    <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Silvia low pressure problem
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> You could check to see if there is flow out the over pressure valve.  If I remember it hangs off the right side of the boiler and has a plastic tube going to the drip tray. It might be scaled and stuck open. 
> 
> --mike
> 
>> On Mar 24, 2014, at 10:16 PM, Justin Schwarz <houstini at comcast.net> wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> So I'm trying to troubleshoot a Silvia for someone, group head pressure is extremely low. I thought that I would start by replacing the pump and that didn't solve the problem. I'm suspecting some sort of ridiculous scale buildup may be the cause. And was thinking about doing a complete tear down of the boiler. What may I be missing and are there gaskets that need to be replaced if I tear it apart to do a descale?
>> 
>> -Justin
>> 
>> If there is anything worth doing, it's worth doing right.
>> _______________________________________________
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>> <a href="http://www.sweetmarias.com/library">Our new Coffee Library</a>
> 
> 
> 
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> 
> Message: 9
> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:26:59 -0500
> From: Ben Treichel <btreichel at gmail.com>
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
>    list,    available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo. html"
>    <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Post-roast blending
> Message-ID:
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> 
> Yes, yes, and yes.
> 
> So what all your efforts have brought you too.
>> On Mar 24, 2014 10:02 PM, "Barry Luterman" <lutermanb at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> no this one
>> http://home.comcast.net/~mdmint/coffee/csa12steps.htm
>> 
>> 
>>> On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 6:27 PM, Martin Maney <maney at two14.net> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 04:29:35PM -0500, Ben Treichel wrote:
>>>> Welcome to the disease. Have you been introduced to our 12 step
>> program?
>>> 
>>> Buy greens, roast greens, drink up.
>>> Buy greens, roast greens, drink up.
>>> Buy greens, roast greens, drink up.
>>> Buy greens, roast greens, drink up.
>>> 
>>> That program?  :-)
>>> 
>>> --
>>> Programmers are optimistic.  And we have to be because if we weren't
>>> optimists we couldn't do this work.  Which is why we fall prey to things
>>> like second systems, why we can't schedule our projects,
>>> why this stuff is so hard.  -- Douglas Crockford
>>> 
>>> 
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> Homeroast mailing list
>>> Homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
>> http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast_lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
>>> <a href="http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/forum/">Sweet Maria's
>> Forum</a>
>>> <a href="http://www.sweetmarias.com/library">Our new Coffee Library</a>
>> _______________________________________________
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> 
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> Message: 10
> Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:44:13 +0200
> From: Frank Parth <fparth at me.com>
> To: Marias Sweet <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Post-roast blending
> Message-ID: <36D514AB-00AB-4400-8F9F-DFB9FD3ABD95 at me.com>
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> Paul,
> If you?re looking for repeatability and are comfortable connecting your computer, there?s a software program, Artisan, that can map your roasts and ensure more consistency between roasts. You?ll need the software, a probe, and a meter (such as a Omega HH806AU data logger) to connect the two. There?s an Artisan user forum at artisan-user at lists.einfachkaffee.de.
> 
> Frank Parth
> 
> 
>> On Mar 22, 2014, at 7:03 PM, Paul <middle.aged.kid at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Thanks for all the great responses.  At least now I know that the "right" blend is whatever you like.  As I continue on my coffee journey, I find myself being more and more scientific, trying for repeatable results.  Amazing how every little aspect of preparation affects the final outcome in the cup. 
>> 
>> Paul Gheer
> 
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