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Date: 09 Jun 2007 15:45:39
From: nsullivan@gmail.com
Subject: Cappuccino on a Rancilio
Sorry for the Newbie question. I have a Rancilio and want to make two
cappuccinos (so far I have only made one at a time). Is it better to
make 2 double shots of espresso and then steam all of the milk for the
2 caps OR make a double, then steam, then make another double and
steam again?

I have only owned for 2 days now and never made espresso so I am very
green to say the least!





 
Date: 12 Jun 2007 18:51:41
From: nsullivan@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Cappuccino on a Rancilio
On Jun 10, 11:35 am, Flasherly <gjerr...@ij.net > wrote:
> On Jun 9, 11:45 am, "nsulli...@gmail.com" <nsulli...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Sorry for the Newbie question. I have a Rancilio and want to make two
> > cappuccinos (so far I have only made one at a time). Is it better to
> > make 2 double shots of espresso and then steam all of the milk for the
> > 2 caps OR make a double, then steam, then make another double and
> > steam again?
>
> > I have only owned for 2 days now and never made espresso so I am very
> > green to say the least!
>
> I do it opposite, but my boiler is smaller. It heats steam almost
> instantaneously -- froth the milk, run off excess hot steam through a
> blank PF. Running off the steam doubles up to drop the boiler back
> down within extraction temperatures, while bringing the PF copper up
> to extraction temperature. Nice coming in that way on a cold machine,
> but again it's a smaller boiler and works quicker (sans a longer
> stable temperature from a larger boiler).
>
> They drink espresso extracted over milk in parts of the Southern, and
> milk steamed over the extracted espresso in the Northern Hemisphere.
> Due to opposing oceanic currents and the magnetic poles, of course.

Thanks guys. I actually made the two drinks with a single shot in
each. Tasted pretty good. If I need more caffeine then I can always
make another round (gives me an excuse to practice too!)



  
Date: 12 Jun 2007 17:21:12
From: Moka Java
Subject: Re: Cappuccino on a Rancilio
nsullivan@gmail.com wrote:
> On Jun 10, 11:35 am, Flasherly <gjerr...@ij.net> wrote:
>> On Jun 9, 11:45 am, "nsulli...@gmail.com" <nsulli...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Sorry for the Newbie question. I have a Rancilio and want to make two
>>> cappuccinos (so far I have only made one at a time). Is it better to
>>> make 2 double shots of espresso and then steam all of the milk for the
>>> 2 caps OR make a double, then steam, then make another double and
>>> steam again?
>>> I have only owned for 2 days now and never made espresso so I am very
>>> green to say the least!
>> I do it opposite, but my boiler is smaller. It heats steam almost
>> instantaneously -- froth the milk, run off excess hot steam through a
>> blank PF. Running off the steam doubles up to drop the boiler back
>> down within extraction temperatures, while bringing the PF copper up
>> to extraction temperature. Nice coming in that way on a cold machine,
>> but again it's a smaller boiler and works quicker (sans a longer
>> stable temperature from a larger boiler).
>>
>> They drink espresso extracted over milk in parts of the Southern, and
>> milk steamed over the extracted espresso in the Northern Hemisphere.
>> Due to opposing oceanic currents and the magnetic poles, of course.
>
> Thanks guys. I actually made the two drinks with a single shot in
> each. Tasted pretty good. If I need more caffeine then I can always
> make another round (gives me an excuse to practice too!)
>

It's been a while since I used a Silvia but seem to recall that it took
about 40 minutes for all that metal to cool down and stabilize from
steaming temperature to brewing temperature. So you'll have to space
those cappas out some.

R "nothing like a leisurely breakfast" TF


 
Date: 10 Jun 2007 08:35:31
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: Cappuccino on a Rancilio
On Jun 9, 11:45 am, "nsulli...@gmail.com" <nsulli...@gmail.com > wrote:
> Sorry for the Newbie question. I have a Rancilio and want to make two
> cappuccinos (so far I have only made one at a time). Is it better to
> make 2 double shots of espresso and then steam all of the milk for the
> 2 caps OR make a double, then steam, then make another double and
> steam again?
>
> I have only owned for 2 days now and never made espresso so I am very
> green to say the least!

I do it opposite, but my boiler is smaller. It heats steam almost
instantaneously -- froth the milk, run off excess hot steam through a
blank PF. Running off the steam doubles up to drop the boiler back
down within extraction temperatures, while bringing the PF copper up
to extraction temperature. Nice coming in that way on a cold machine,
but again it's a smaller boiler and works quicker (sans a longer
stable temperature from a larger boiler).

They drink espresso extracted over milk in parts of the Southern, and
milk steamed over the extracted espresso in the Northern Hemisphere.
Due to opposing oceanic currents and the magnetic poles, of course.



 
Date: 09 Jun 2007 18:55:50
From: Moka Java
Subject: Re: Cappuccino on a Rancilio
nsullivan@gmail.com wrote:
> Sorry for the Newbie question. I have a Rancilio and want to make two
> cappuccinos (so far I have only made one at a time). Is it better to
> make 2 double shots of espresso and then steam all of the milk for the
> 2 caps OR make a double, then steam, then make another double and
> steam again?
>
> I have only owned for 2 days now and never made espresso so I am very
> green to say the least!
>

Make your espresso first then steam. Once you heat all that metal up to
steaming temperature it takes a while for it to cool down and stabilize
to a reasonable brewing temperature.

R "been there . . ." TF


 
Date: 09 Jun 2007 13:26:23
From: kern
Subject: Re: Cappuccino on a Rancilio
You could just let a double pour into two cups, giving you two
singles, and steam the milk once. That makes it much easier if you
don't necessarily need a double shot in your cappuccino.