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Date: 10 Jan 2007 08:23:03
From: daveb
Subject: Taste tests on Silvia and lower Temp settings.
Not really scientific taste tests show that lower temps are yielding
more compliments.

Drink: 2 oz espresso
Coffee: Black cat roasted 1/4/07
grinder: La Cimbali Jr.
machine: old style silvia w/ cal controller

219 F on the controller = Wows! from the wife and my part-timer, Wade

customers are also reporting temps. in the LOW 220s or high teens
improve
results

Dave
www.hitechespresso.com





 
Date: 10 Jan 2007 14:58:44
From: JimG
Subject: Re: Taste tests on Silvia and lower Temp settings.
On 10 Jan 2007 08:23:03 -0800, "daveb" <davebobblane@gmail.com > wrote:

>Not really scientific taste tests show that lower temps are yielding
>more compliments.
>
>Drink: 2 oz espresso
>Coffee: Black cat roasted 1/4/07
>grinder: La Cimbali Jr.
>machine: old style silvia w/ cal controller
>
>219 F on the controller = Wows! from the wife and my part-timer, Wade
>
>customers are also reporting temps. in the LOW 220s or high teens
>improve
>results
>
>Dave
>www.hitechespresso.com

Sensor located on the top left of boiler, near brew tstat?

Jim

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Date: 10 Jan 2007 08:47:33
From: ramboorider@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Taste tests on Silvia and lower Temp settings.
I've had a similar experience. After my first trip to Hornall's shop,
when I finally had an idea of what a good shot was supposed to taste
like, I found that the Black Cat I had at that time was yielding
incredible shots with the PID up around 228. Once that batch of coffee
was used, though, everything subsequent has been much much better down
around 221 or so. A recent batch of Vivace Dolce was better about 223,
but still, lower than initially expected. Not sure why that one batch
was working well at so high a temp, but it really confused me and I
couldn't get good results after that for a while until I started moving
the temperature down, down, down, and finally found a new sweet spot.
I'm not enough of a scientist to want to test what this means for temps
at the group or in the cup, but the taste test tells all anyway.

-Ray


On Jan 10, 11:23 am, "daveb" <davebobbl...@gmail.com > wrote:
> Not really scientific taste tests show that lower temps are yielding
> more compliments.
>
> Drink: 2 oz espresso
> Coffee: Black cat roasted 1/4/07
> grinder: La Cimbali Jr.
> machine: old style silvia w/ cal controller
>
> 219 F on the controller = Wows! from the wife and my part-timer, Wade
>
> customers are also reporting temps. in the LOW 220s or high teens
> improve
> results
>
> Davewww.hitechespresso.com