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Postby Beanie » Mon Dec 18, 2006 1:45 pm

Damnit, Wily! :evil: I've been successfullly holding off on getting a vac-brew system.. and now *sigh* now, with these pics too :P Nice one, looks too good for my own good :) Was it fairly easy to adjust the grinds for it? If you've accidentally ground a bit too fine/coarse can you shorten/lengthen the brew time appropriately?
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Postby lastcoyote » Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:13 pm

hi beany!
yeah was easy enough. just put my rancilio rocky to 25 from true zero point which conveniently is zero on my rocky. i used this as a starting point. yesterday i tightened the grind up a few notches for the sumatra lingtong and it was great...only a very very tiny amount of granules in the pot at the end..not even worth mentioning.
i guess if you feel you've ground too coarse or too fine you can just leave to steep up top for a minute or two extra or less if you so wish. i left it for about 3.5 mins...nice and tasty! :P
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Postby Beanie » Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:21 pm

Bad Wily, bad bad Wily Coyote :P *beanie goes shopping* Meep Meep, zhooooooooooom :P
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Postby lastcoyote » Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:28 pm

i am bad aren't i? teeheehee... but apparently for 2007...bad is the new good :wink: :)
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Postby Gadders » Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:02 pm

that looks AWESOME! :D i want one 8)
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Postby CakeBoy » Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:44 pm

lastcoyote wrote:..so does doesn't it! i'm a happy coyote :D
really glad i spent the extra and went the Cona route.
very clean flavoursome coffee. improves as it begins to cool too. certainly makes you want to drink more brewed coffee.....without taking away that something special about a good shot of espresso :)


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Postby Lambo » Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:03 pm

That's not fair!!!! Especially this close to Christmas - I've been putting off buying the Bijou kitchen version. I've been buying hifi instead - sorry, I know I've been straying from the path of a true Coffee Believer :oops:

Damn, damn, damn damn - probably too late to order one in time now. :cry:
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Postby AlanP » Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:52 pm

This may still be available Cona
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Postby Jaanus » Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:23 am

AlanP wrote:This may still be available Cona
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only twenty quid :shock: :shock:
thats dirt cheap, isn`t it?
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Postby phil2spill » Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:10 am

Jaanus wrote:
AlanP wrote:This may still be available Cona
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only twenty quid :shock: :shock:
thats dirt cheap, isn`t it?

It's not the best-looking model though; I wouldn't pay more than that for it :?
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Postby AlanP » Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:44 pm

I agree,it's a bit ugly.
A nice '70s original 1 pint model went for £12 +pp today on eBay.
Anyone here get it?
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Postby phil2spill » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:19 pm

P+P take it back up to >£20, but then finding an original '70s one still BNIB must be a tad rare so I s'pose that's not a bad price :)
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Postby Lambo » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:35 pm

Wily - any news/thoughts on longer-term useage?! Still enjoying it? Have you tried different coffees yet?

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Postby Aadje » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:50 pm

nice one lambo . . . you're the first to actually name a car in their sig. But what car :D
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Postby CakeBoy » Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:00 pm

Very nice car indeed. True style :D
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