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Date: 29 Sep 2006 06:13:29
From: daveb
Subject: Interesting new Quickmill Alexia at chris coffee
A delux Silvia?

Chris and I worked together to refine this machine, something I'd like
to call a vastly improved Rancilio Silvia. With:

E61 group, NON - HX, lever controlled pump. pressure guage, all
polished 304 stainless, NOTHING to rust ever, (like the Silvia iron
frame does) a large copper boiler, huge water tank, huge drip tray.
Thermowell deep inside boiler for optimum temp. control.

And more good news? I'll be offering these WITH a dual display 1/32
DIN 'pid' controller -- smoothly integrated into the front panel of
the machine -- for $1,000.00 plus $25.00 shipping in the 48 states --
and a 1 year parts and labor warranty on the entire unit.

Dave
120
www.hitechespresso.com





 
Date: 30 Sep 2006 08:54:56
From: daveb
Subject: new Quickmill Alexia at chris coffee
right on, bro!

So, Don, there you have it. You don't need an HX after all!

ear...@comcast.net wrote:
> Only Sissies make Milk drinks,,,,,,
> daveb wrote:
> > IMHO, Don, I'd never ever buy a HX machine
> >
> > And the boiler pressure only affects steam -- but indirectly brew
> > temp.
> >
> > What -- do you make a lotta milk drinks?
> >
> > Dave
> > 120
> >
> >
> > Don C. wrote:
> > > Why would this amped up Alexia be better than the HX Anita at $995?
> > > The Anita already has integral dual guages and the boiler pressure can
> > > be set according to taste.
> > >
> > > Chris has even been known to offer the Anita discounted with free
> > > shipping if you ask nicely enough or include a grinder in the order.
> > >
> > > daveb wrote:
> > > > A delux Silvia?
> > > >
> > > > Chris and I worked together to refine this machine, something I'd like
> > > > to call a vastly improved Rancilio Silvia. With:
> > > >
> > > > E61 group, NON - HX, lever controlled pump. pressure guage, all
> > > > polished 304 stainless, NOTHING to rust ever, (like the Silvia iron
> > > > frame does) a large copper boiler, huge water tank, huge drip tray.
> > > > Thermowell deep inside boiler for optimum temp. control.
> > > >
> > > > And more good news? I'll be offering these WITH a dual display 1/32
> > > > DIN 'pid' controller -- smoothly integrated into the front panel of
> > > > the machine -- for $1,000.00 plus $25.00 shipping in the 48 states --
> > > > and a 1 year parts and labor warranty on the entire unit.
> > > >
> > > > Dave
> > > > 120
> > > > www.hitechespresso.com



 
Date: 30 Sep 2006 08:42:23
From: daveb
Subject: new Quickmill Alexia at chris coffee
right on, bro!

So, Don, there you have it. You don't need an HX after all!

ear...@comcast.net wrote:
> Only Sissies make Milk drinks,,,,,,
> daveb wrote:
> > IMHO, Don, I'd never ever buy a HX machine
> >
> > And the boiler pressure only affects steam -- but indirectly brew
> > temp.
> >
> > What -- do you make a lotta milk drinks?
> >
> > Dave
> > 120
> >
> >
> > Don C. wrote:
> > > Why would this amped up Alexia be better than the HX Anita at $995?
> > > The Anita already has integral dual guages and the boiler pressure can
> > > be set according to taste.
> > >
> > > Chris has even been known to offer the Anita discounted with free
> > > shipping if you ask nicely enough or include a grinder in the order.
> > >
> > > daveb wrote:
> > > > A delux Silvia?
> > > >
> > > > Chris and I worked together to refine this machine, something I'd like
> > > > to call a vastly improved Rancilio Silvia. With:
> > > >
> > > > E61 group, NON - HX, lever controlled pump. pressure guage, all
> > > > polished 304 stainless, NOTHING to rust ever, (like the Silvia iron
> > > > frame does) a large copper boiler, huge water tank, huge drip tray.
> > > > Thermowell deep inside boiler for optimum temp. control.
> > > >
> > > > And more good news? I'll be offering these WITH a dual display 1/32
> > > > DIN 'pid' controller -- smoothly integrated into the front panel of
> > > > the machine -- for $1,000.00 plus $25.00 shipping in the 48 states --
> > > > and a 1 year parts and labor warranty on the entire unit.
> > > >
> > > > Dave
> > > > 120
> > > > www.hitechespresso.com



 
Date: 30 Sep 2006 08:36:43
From:
Subject: Re: Interesting new Quickmill Alexia at chris coffee
Only Sissies make Milk drinks,,,,,,
daveb wrote:
> IMHO, Don, I'd never ever buy a HX machine
>
> And the boiler pressure only affects steam -- but indirectly brew
> temp.
>
> What -- do you make a lotta milk drinks?
>
> Dave
> 120
>
>
> Don C. wrote:
> > Why would this amped up Alexia be better than the HX Anita at $995?
> > The Anita already has integral dual guages and the boiler pressure can
> > be set according to taste.
> >
> > Chris has even been known to offer the Anita discounted with free
> > shipping if you ask nicely enough or include a grinder in the order.
> >
> > daveb wrote:
> > > A delux Silvia?
> > >
> > > Chris and I worked together to refine this machine, something I'd like
> > > to call a vastly improved Rancilio Silvia. With:
> > >
> > > E61 group, NON - HX, lever controlled pump. pressure guage, all
> > > polished 304 stainless, NOTHING to rust ever, (like the Silvia iron
> > > frame does) a large copper boiler, huge water tank, huge drip tray.
> > > Thermowell deep inside boiler for optimum temp. control.
> > >
> > > And more good news? I'll be offering these WITH a dual display 1/32
> > > DIN 'pid' controller -- smoothly integrated into the front panel of
> > > the machine -- for $1,000.00 plus $25.00 shipping in the 48 states --
> > > and a 1 year parts and labor warranty on the entire unit.
> > >
> > > Dave
> > > 120
> > > www.hitechespresso.com



  
Date: 30 Sep 2006 18:25:47
From: I->Ian
Subject: Re: Interesting new Quickmill Alexia at chris coffee
On 30 Sep 2006 08:36:43 -0700, earlds@comcast.net wrote:

>Only Sissies make Milk drinks,,,,,,

I'm sending the missus over to knock the crap outta ya!


 
Date: 29 Sep 2006 17:12:32
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Interesting new Quickmill Alexia at chris coffee
IMHO, Don, I'd never ever buy a HX machine

And the boiler pressure only affects steam -- but indirectly brew
temp.

What -- do you make a lotta milk drinks?

Dave
120


Don C. wrote:
> Why would this amped up Alexia be better than the HX Anita at $995?
> The Anita already has integral dual guages and the boiler pressure can
> be set according to taste.
>
> Chris has even been known to offer the Anita discounted with free
> shipping if you ask nicely enough or include a grinder in the order.
>
> daveb wrote:
> > A delux Silvia?
> >
> > Chris and I worked together to refine this machine, something I'd like
> > to call a vastly improved Rancilio Silvia. With:
> >
> > E61 group, NON - HX, lever controlled pump. pressure guage, all
> > polished 304 stainless, NOTHING to rust ever, (like the Silvia iron
> > frame does) a large copper boiler, huge water tank, huge drip tray.
> > Thermowell deep inside boiler for optimum temp. control.
> >
> > And more good news? I'll be offering these WITH a dual display 1/32
> > DIN 'pid' controller -- smoothly integrated into the front panel of
> > the machine -- for $1,000.00 plus $25.00 shipping in the 48 states --
> > and a 1 year parts and labor warranty on the entire unit.
> >
> > Dave
> > 120
> > www.hitechespresso.com



 
Date: 29 Sep 2006 12:21:24
From: Don C.
Subject: Re: Interesting new Quickmill Alexia at chris coffee
Why would this amped up Alexia be better than the HX Anita at $995?
The Anita already has integral dual guages and the boiler pressure can
be set according to taste.

Chris has even been known to offer the Anita discounted with free
shipping if you ask nicely enough or include a grinder in the order.

daveb wrote:
> A delux Silvia?
>
> Chris and I worked together to refine this machine, something I'd like
> to call a vastly improved Rancilio Silvia. With:
>
> E61 group, NON - HX, lever controlled pump. pressure guage, all
> polished 304 stainless, NOTHING to rust ever, (like the Silvia iron
> frame does) a large copper boiler, huge water tank, huge drip tray.
> Thermowell deep inside boiler for optimum temp. control.
>
> And more good news? I'll be offering these WITH a dual display 1/32
> DIN 'pid' controller -- smoothly integrated into the front panel of
> the machine -- for $1,000.00 plus $25.00 shipping in the 48 states --
> and a 1 year parts and labor warranty on the entire unit.
>
> Dave
> 120
> www.hitechespresso.com



 
Date: 29 Sep 2006 10:52:35
From: daveb
Subject: new Quickmill Alexia at chris coffee -- responses to Eric's questions.

Eric Svendson wrote:
> Dave -
>
> Certainly sounds like a nice job that you and Chris did - congrats.

THANX!
>
> What are you using to sense temperature? What PID controller are you using?
>
> When you say ". . . smoothly integrated into the front panel of the machine
> . . .", I assume you mean you punched a 1/32 DIN hole in the front panel and
> mounted the PID in a location that was (possibly) originally intended for
> same? By design?
>
> How fast (or slow) can you go from a representative brew temp to steam
> conditions?
>
> What is your take on the sound level of the 52w Ulka in Alexia vice the 41w
> Ulka in Silvia?
>
> Eric S.
> >
> > Dave
> > 120
> > www.hitechespresso.com
> >
Hi, Eric.


Eric Svendson wrote:
> Dave -
>
> Certainly sounds like a nice job that you and Chris did - congrats.
>
> What are you using to sense temperature?
A 'T' thermocouple, in the well provided. the cap tube probe and
mechanical 'stat are deleted.
> What PID controller are you using?
>
Dwyer controls 32 series.

> When you say ". . . smoothly integrated into the front panel of the machine
> . . .", I assume you mean you punched a 1/32 DIN hole in the front panel and
> mounted the PID in a location that was (possibly) originally intended for
> same?

no, but in future models it will be pre-punched and plugged in the
non-'pid' option -- The punch required to get through 15 GA stainless
is well -- tough!

> By design?
>
> How fast (or slow) can you go from a representative brew temp to steam
> conditions?
>
under 1 minute.

> What is your take on the sound level of the 52w Ulka in Alexia vice the 41w
> Ulka in Silvia?
>
same. mebbe a little quieter.

regards

OH BTW, 'pid' Alexias are NOW available with a 10 day lead time.

Dave



 
Date: 29 Sep 2006 12:40:46
From: Eric Svendson
Subject: Re: Interesting new Quickmill Alexia at chris coffee
Dave -

Certainly sounds like a nice job that you and Chris did - congrats.

What are you using to sense temperature? What PID controller are you using?

When you say ". . . smoothly integrated into the front panel of the machine
. . .", I assume you mean you punched a 1/32 DIN hole in the front panel and
mounted the PID in a location that was (possibly) originally intended for
same? By design?

How fast (or slow) can you go from a representative brew temp to steam
conditions?

What is your take on the sound level of the 52w Ulka in Alexia vice the 41w
Ulka in Silvia?

Eric S.

"daveb" <davebobblane@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1159535609.585487.316530@m73g2000cwd.googlegroups.com...
>A delux Silvia?
>
> Chris and I worked together to refine this machine, something I'd like
> to call a vastly improved Rancilio Silvia. With:
>
> E61 group, NON - HX, lever controlled pump. pressure guage, all
> polished 304 stainless, NOTHING to rust ever, (like the Silvia iron
> frame does) a large copper boiler, huge water tank, huge drip tray.
> Thermowell deep inside boiler for optimum temp. control.
>
> And more good news? I'll be offering these WITH a dual display 1/32
> DIN 'pid' controller -- smoothly integrated into the front panel of
> the machine -- for $1,000.00 plus $25.00 shipping in the 48 states --
> and a 1 year parts and labor warranty on the entire unit.
>
> Dave
> 120
> www.hitechespresso.com
>