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Date: 28 Jun 2007 08:15:43
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Subject: Anyone here have the Bialetti Brikka?
Hello. I just got the Bialetti Brikka. Anyone else here have it?
Comments?

I have found it to be an excellent moka pot. Provides much better
(IMO) results than the standard Moka pot.

Len

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Date: 01 Jul 2007 10:09:26
From: myron
Subject: Re: Anyone here have the Bialetti Brikka?
Hi,

Yes, years ago BRIKKA was sold with the weight attached..

But, you can (and should) try the suggestion to unscrew it...the
bottom edge of the weight is actually the edge of a metal ring that
screws onto the top part of the cap (weight) ..if you unscrew it the
top part comes off..the ring can fall down and you will see a brass
piece with a hole in it..which you should clean.

Good luck
myron

On Jun 29, 12:17 am, Barutan Seijin <barutansei...@gmail.com > wrote:
> Am 28 Jun 2007, a...@coffeeroastersclub.com schrieb:
>
> > > Unfortunately, i'm having trouble with mine at the moment. No
> > > matter what i do, the coffee doesn't come out until the top is too
> > > hot. The coffee instantly boils after coming out of the Brikka
> > > gizmo. Needless to say the coffee is horrible. The same thing
> > > happens even when i put no coffee in, and just run boiled water
> > > through. It seems the gizmo is out of adjustment or clogged. Is
> > > there anyway to adjust or disassemble the mechanism?
>
> > Do you recall how you screwed on the top weight thingy to its retainer
> > nut? I would unscrew that thing from its nut and clean it out. It
> > may take a couple of wrenches to do it, but you should be able to fix
> > it that way.
>
> No, not really. I bought the Brikka 7 years ago, and if my memory is
> correct, the "top weight thingy" was already on.
>
> I should note that i lost the screen a while ago and replaced it with
> one from a Bialetti gasket/screen replacement kit. While looking for
> Brikka info on the net, i found out that Bialetti sells a seperate
> Brikka screen/gasket set. The one i put in seems close enough to me,
> but perhaps there's something special about the parts from the Brikka
> set.
>
> By the way, my bought-in-Japan Brikka has a solid aluminium top.
>
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Date: 28 Jun 2007 21:17:26
From: Barutan Seijin
Subject: Re: Anyone here have the Bialetti Brikka?
Am 28 Jun 2007, admin@coffeeroastersclub.com schrieb:

> > Unfortunately, i'm having trouble with mine at the moment. No
> > matter what i do, the coffee doesn't come out until the top is too
> > hot. The coffee instantly boils after coming out of the Brikka
> > gizmo. Needless to say the coffee is horrible. The same thing
> > happens even when i put no coffee in, and just run boiled water
> > through. It seems the gizmo is out of adjustment or clogged. Is
> > there anyway to adjust or disassemble the mechanism?
> >
> Do you recall how you screwed on the top weight thingy to its retainer
> nut? I would unscrew that thing from its nut and clean it out. It
> may take a couple of wrenches to do it, but you should be able to fix
> it that way.

No, not really. I bought the Brikka 7 years ago, and if my memory is
correct, the "top weight thingy" was already on.

I should note that i lost the screen a while ago and replaced it with
one from a Bialetti gasket/screen replacement kit. While looking for
Brikka info on the net, i found out that Bialetti sells a seperate
Brikka screen/gasket set. The one i put in seems close enough to me,
but perhaps there's something special about the parts from the Brikka
set.

By the way, my bought-in-Japan Brikka has a solid aluminium top.



--
barutanseijin@gmail.com


 
Date: 28 Jun 2007 12:32:19
From:
Subject: Re: Anyone here have the Bialetti Brikka?
On Jun 28, 2:05 pm, Waldo Lydecker <ferrante276-
waldolydec...@yahoo.com > wrote:
> I have one also and love it. I also have a Cappuccino Crazy which you
> pour water in and it has a stream wand and is great for frothing milk.
>
> Check out these Youtube videos on the Brikka:
>
> http://youtube.com/results?search_query=Bialetti+Brikka&search=Search
>
> Also check out the cappuccino crazy here. I don't have this deluxe
> set. just the basic white unit. This must be something new:
>
> http://www.thstore.com/thstore/ProductInfo2_2Home.asp?ID=H-MAX-CC30VH...
>
> Anyone know of a better frothing unit?
>
> Waldo

I checked out the Brikka YouTubes. I noticed that one of the Brikkas
had a solid lid (no see through part). Would that happen to be the 2
cup model? I have the 4 cup model and the lid has the see through
portion.

Len

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Date: 28 Jun 2007 16:21:10
From: Bill Barner
Subject: Re: Anyone here have the Bialetti Brikka?

<admin@coffeeroastersclub.com > wrote in message
news:1183059139.147749.274970@k29g2000hsd.googlegroups.com...
> On Jun 28, 2:05 pm, Waldo Lydecker <ferrante276-
> waldolydec...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > I have one also and love it. I also have a Cappuccino Crazy which you
> > pour water in and it has a stream wand and is great for frothing milk.
> >
> > Check out these Youtube videos on the Brikka:
> >
> > http://youtube.com/results?search_query=Bialetti+Brikka&search=Search
> >
> > Also check out the cappuccino crazy here. I don't have this deluxe
> > set. just the basic white unit. This must be something new:
> >
> > http://www.thstore.com/thstore/ProductInfo2_2Home.asp?ID=H-MAX-CC30VH...
> >
> > Anyone know of a better frothing unit?
> >
> > Waldo
>
> I checked out the Brikka YouTubes. I noticed that one of the Brikkas
> had a solid lid (no see through part). Would that happen to be the 2
> cup model? I have the 4 cup model and the lid has the see through
> portion.
>
> Len
>
> =======================
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>
> http://coffeeroastersclub.caffeblog.com
>
>

I have a 2-cup Brikka with a see-through lid.




 
Date: 28 Jun 2007 12:28:04
From:
Subject: Re: Anyone here have the Bialetti Brikka?
On Jun 28, 12:12 pm, Barutan Seijin <barutansei...@gmail.com > wrote:
...snip...
> I have one, too. I too like its coffee much better than that from my
> other moka pots, and as a moka pot fetishist, i've had a quite few.
>
> Unfortunately, i'm having trouble with mine at the moment. No matter
> what i do, the coffee doesn't come out until the top is too hot. The
> coffee instantly boils after coming out of the Brikka gizmo. Needless
> to say the coffee is horrible. The same thing happens even when i put
> no coffee in, and just run boiled water through. It seems the gizmo is
> out of adjustment or clogged. Is there anyway to adjust or disassemble
> the mechanism?
>
> --
> barutansei...@gmail.com

Do you recall how you screwed on the top weight thingy to its retainer
nut? I would unscrew that thing from its nut and clean it out. It
may take a couple of wrenches to do it, but you should be able to fix
it that way.

Len

===================
http://www.CoffeeRoastersClub.com

http://coffeeroastersclub.caffeblog.com





 
Date: 28 Jun 2007 14:05:22
From: Waldo Lydecker
Subject: Re: Anyone here have the Bialetti Brikka?
I have one also and love it. I also have a Cappuccino Crazy which you
pour water in and it has a stream wand and is great for frothing milk.

Check out these Youtube videos on the Brikka:

http://youtube.com/results?search_query=Bialetti+Brikka&search=Search

Also check out the cappuccino crazy here. I don't have this deluxe
set. just the basic white unit. This must be something new:

http://www.thstore.com/thstore/ProductInfo2_2Home.asp?ID=H-MAX-CC30VHSWHT&GroupID=334

Anyone know of a better frothing unit?

Waldo


  
Date: 28 Jun 2007 18:54:51
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: Anyone here have the Bialetti Brikka?
Howdy Waldo!
I have a Cappuccino Crazy I picked up just to see how it compared to my
espresso machine steamers. It stays in the pantry now - it was a total POS.
The push control was difficult to adjust (a twist valve is much better) &
the frothing tube sucked. I did have some luck after I made a tip to replace
the stock item. Bottom line - a $15 electric steam toy from eBay will work
*MUCH* better than the Cappuccino Crazy. Give it a pass.
--
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"Waldo Lydecker" <ferrante276-waldolydecker@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:dqt7839dcflefm4vtj8bv5lkte29c8m2s6@4ax.com...
>I have one also and love it. I also have a Cappuccino Crazy which you
> pour water in and it has a stream wand and is great for frothing milk.
>
> Check out these Youtube videos on the Brikka:
>
> http://youtube.com/results?search_query=Bialetti+Brikka&search=Search
>
> Also check out the cappuccino crazy here. I don't have this deluxe
> set. just the basic white unit. This must be something new:
>
> http://www.thstore.com/thstore/ProductInfo2_2Home.asp?ID=H-MAX-CC30VHSWHT&GroupID=334
>
> Anyone know of a better frothing unit?
>
> Waldo




 
Date: 28 Jun 2007 12:12:15
From: Barutan Seijin
Subject: Re: Anyone here have the Bialetti Brikka?
Am 28 Jun 2007, admin@coffeeroastersclub.com schrieb:



> Hello. I just got the Bialetti Brikka. Anyone else here have it?
> Comments?
>
> I have found it to be an excellent moka pot. Provides much better
> (IMO) results than the standard Moka pot.

I have one, too. I too like its coffee much better than that from my
other moka pots, and as a moka pot fetishist, i've had a quite few.

Unfortunately, i'm having trouble with mine at the moment. No matter
what i do, the coffee doesn't come out until the top is too hot. The
coffee instantly boils after coming out of the Brikka gizmo. Needless
to say the coffee is horrible. The same thing happens even when i put
no coffee in, and just run boiled water through. It seems the gizmo is
out of adjustment or clogged. Is there anyway to adjust or disassemble
the mechanism?


--
barutanseijin@gmail.com