[Homeroast] Extreme Measures

Larry Dorman ldorman at gmail.com
Fri Jul 29 11:49:18 CDT 2016


Thank you Mike and Sandy!


On Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 11:16 AM, Sandy Andina <sandraandina at icloud.com>
wrote:

> You can find it in the spices aisle as "sour salt." Penzey's also sells it
> online in bulk.
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jul 28, 2016, at 10:22 PM, Mike Koenig <koenig.mike at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > If you are looking for some cheap stuff to use for descaling, I use food
> grade citric acid. You can find this sometimes in specialty food stores or
> beer/wine brewing shops.   I use it at a concentration between 10-20
> grams/liter.
> >
> > --mike
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On Jul 28, 2016, at 4:15 PM, Larry Dorman <ldorman at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Oh wow... I never imagined it would take that much.  I just have some
> small
> >> packets laying around.  :)
> >>
> >> I went ahead and ordered a new machine (La Spaziale S1 Dream) as I
> believe
> >> my machine has a bad Gicar and I don't want to spend the $170 on one to
> >> find out that isn't it or that it's not enough.  I know it has scale
> >> because it was on hard water for a while.
> >>
> >> The machine lived most of its life in Columbia, MO, but it's here with
> me
> >> Garland, TX now.  My next trick is to see if anyone would give me
> anything
> >> for it in its current condition.  Alternately, if someone had a known
> good
> >> Gicar laying around that they'd part with cheaply (or even on
> contingency),
> >> then I'd consider that.
> >>
> >> I'd love to revive this machine and either get some actual money for it
> or
> >> keep it as a backup/portable machine.  I just don't want to sink a lot
> more
> >> money in it.
> >>
> >> Thank you for your response, Ira.
> >>
> >>> On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 11:41 AM, Ira <ira at extrasensory.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> I would certainly try Dezcal or Calcinet. I use Calcinet because
> >>> it comes in 1kg cans and my local espresso repair supply carries
> >> it. Also, it's astonishing how much descaling solution it can
> >>> take. I descaled a commercial 2 group machine and it took a week
> >>> or more and almost 2kg of Calcinet to get rid of the scale.
> >>
> >> ...
> >>
> >>>
> >>> Where is the machine located?
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