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Date: 26 Apr 2007 09:34:57
From: Joe
Subject: Backflushing...how often?
I've received mixed information on how often to backflush 'my' machine
with Puro Caff. I use a Elektra Barlume VC at the shop where I work
and I backflush the machine with water every night, but only backflush
the machine with Puro Caff once a week. What's a good balance between
keeping the machine clean and keeping it seasoned?

Thanks,

Joe





 
Date: 28 Apr 2007 06:26:42
From: stefano65
Subject: Re: Backflushing...how often?
On Apr 26, 9:34 am, Joe <Joe.He...@gmail.com > wrote:
> I've received mixed information on how often to backflush 'my' machine
> with Puro Caff. I use a Elektra Barlume VC at the shop where I work
> and I backflush the machine with water every night, but only backflush
> the machine with Puro Caff once a week. What's a good balance between
> keeping the machine clean and keeping it seasoned?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Joe

Backflush every night at closing time with the espresso cleaner
use only 1/4 of teaspoon per grouphead
your groupheads will be happy for many many years to come



  
Date: 01 May 2007 03:21:39
From: becca
Subject: Re: Backflushing...how often?
stefano65 wrote:
> On Apr 26, 9:34 am, Joe <Joe.He...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>I've received mixed information on how often to backflush 'my' machine
>>with Puro Caff. I use a Elektra Barlume VC at the shop where I work
>>and I backflush the machine with water every night, but only backflush
>>the machine with Puro Caff once a week. What's a good balance between
>>keeping the machine clean and keeping it seasoned?
>>
>>Thanks,
>>
>>Joe
>
>
> Backflush every night at closing time with the espresso cleaner
> use only 1/4 of teaspoon per grouphead
> your groupheads will be happy for many many years to come
>

i would add that after purocaffing every evening, whoever opens the
store in the morning should run a shot of espresso through each
grouphead that doesn't go into any drinks. just to make sure nobody
gets a purocaffe-tasting latte. at my shop, we use the espresso left in
the grinders from the previous day that we'd be throwing out anyway.

becca


 
Date: 26 Apr 2007 22:50:54
From: The Other Funk
Subject: Re: Backflushing...how often?
Finding the keyboard operational
Joe entered:

> I've received mixed information on how often to backflush 'my' machine
> with Puro Caff. I use a Elektra Barlume VC at the shop where I work
> and I backflush the machine with water every night, but only backflush
> the machine with Puro Caff once a week. What's a good balance between
> keeping the machine clean and keeping it seasoned?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Joe

The guy we bought our Rancillio from said to use the purocafe once a week.
We found that we better backflush 2 or 3 times a day, depending on use, and
puro cafe every night. If the night person doesn't do it my morning mood is
very, very bad. This is for a small shop.
Bob
--
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Coffee worth staying up for - NY Times
www.moondoggiecoffee.com



 
Date: 26 Apr 2007 13:12:43
From: Joe
Subject: Re: Backflushing...how often?
>Randy G. wrote:
>What kind of shop?

I work at a local coffee shop.

>I would be backflushing about once per hour (maybe twice depending on
>how busy it was) with water and once at the end of EVERY day with a
>cleaner. I would worry less about "seasoning" and more about what a
>breakdown due to a clogged or failed 3-way valve would cost in lost
>business.

Thanks for the advice.

Joe



 
Date: 26 Apr 2007 18:18:54
From: Barry Jarrett
Subject: Re: Backflushing...how often?
On 26 Apr 2007 09:34:57 -0700, Joe <Joe.Heide@gmail.com > wrote:

>I've received mixed information on how often to backflush 'my' machine
>with Puro Caff. I use a Elektra Barlume VC at the shop where I work
>and I backflush the machine with water every night, but only backflush
>the machine with Puro Caff once a week. What's a good balance between
>keeping the machine clean and keeping it seasoned?


purocaffe, every day.



 
Date: 26 Apr 2007 10:01:05
From: Randy G.
Subject: Re: Backflushing...how often?
Joe <Joe.Heide@gmail.com > wrote:

>I've received mixed information on how often to backflush 'my' machine
>with Puro Caff. I use a Elektra Barlume VC at the shop where I work
>and I backflush the machine with water every night, but only backflush
>the machine with Puro Caff once a week. What's a good balance between
>keeping the machine clean and keeping it seasoned?
>
>Thanks,
>

What kind of shop? If it is a machine shop with a nice espresso
machine for employee use then that sounds like reasonable maintenance.
If it is a coffee shop doing a good business, and it was my shop, I
would be backflushing about once per hour (maybe twice depending on
how busy it was) with water and once at the end of EVERY day with a
cleaner. I would worry less about "seasoning" and more about what a
breakdown due to a clogged or failed 3-way valve would cost in lost
business.

Randy "it's different with people" G.
http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com