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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010, 5:22pm
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Grenfell Said:

Thanks Rob.  I actually do web design/management for a living...;-)

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Hmmm... {;-)

I checked the post code and the quote should work.  Weird.  Must be a random character throwing it off.

You had [ quote=red ] then [ quote ], so I fixed it for you Chris.

 
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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010, 5:23pm
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CraigA Said:

Hmmm... {;-)

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Lol, I knew I'd draw some heat for that statement.  :-)

I couldn't figure out why it wasn't working, so I tried some other bb/wips code, like font color.  Turns out it was the extra '[' character Rob inserted into his reply by accident.
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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010, 5:27pm
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Grenfell Said:

Lol, I knew I'd draw some heat for that statement.  :-)

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I was just teasin'/razzin' you a bit Chris. {:-o  ;D

 
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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010, 5:28pm
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CraigA Said:

I was just teasin'/razzin' you a bit Chris. {:-o  ;D

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Yeah, I know.  No worries.  Pitched that one in nicely, I did...
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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010, 5:32pm
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Sorry about the messup on my end.
This Mac keyboard (with the low seated keys) is very easy for a 'hunt and peck" artist like me to generate typos.
Craig knows my typo proclivities first hand...lol

 
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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010, 5:43pm
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jimdbird Said:

The following is a copy past quote from Kyra (Baratza), in this thread at HB.

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"There has been a lot of talk in the forums about upcoming Vario upgrades. I hope this post clears up any confusion.

In December 2008, Mahlkönig introduced the Vario Home (230V). Due to specific European electrical standards, they chose to stop sales of the Vario until changes were made to the motor and internal circuit board. In October 2009, Mahlkönig re-introduced the Vario Home with the following upgrades:
Redesign of the grounds chute to reduce spraying.
Better support system for the Portaholder.
Improvements to the micro adjustment lever
Memory, so that the programmable setting would not be lost when the grinder is unplugged.
Sleep mode feature.

In February 2009, Baratza introduced the Vario to the US and Canada markets. Improvements have been made to the Baratza Vario throughout 2009. The Baratza Vario (since serial No 270) includes upgrades 1, 2, and 3. Baratza will be introducing the memory and sleep feature in March 2010. At that time the price for the Baratza Vario will increase by $20.

The Memory and Sleep upgrade is fully contained in the front display panel. Baratza and Baratza resellers will be making the new display panel available to all Vario owners for $20. It is simple to change the display panel. It takes about 3 minutes and requires a Phillips screwdriver. The new boards will be available December 21.
In other words, after the new display board is installed, all US Vario's (after serial # 270) will have all the upgrades announced by Mahlkönig."

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I purchased mine from chris coffee in november, its serial number 000584  I am assuming I have all the updates but the new memory/lcd correct?  All I know though is mine sprays coffee all over the dang place, very annoying.
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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010, 6:01pm
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IMAWriter Said:

Sorry about the messup on my end.
This Mac keyboard (with the low seated keys) is very easy for a 'hunt and peck" artist like me to generate typos.
Craig knows my typo proclivities first hand...lol

Posted January 6, 2010 link

Lol, no need to apologize.  All's good!  

A Vario question - is it easier/advised to get the new board (with the sleep/memory updates) right from Baratza or from the vendor?  I don't think my vendor will have the updated board...
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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010, 6:02pm
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doox00 Said:

I purchased mine from chris coffee in november, its serial number 000584  I am assuming I have all the updates but the new memory/lcd correct?  All I know though is mine sprays coffee all over the dang place, very annoying.

Posted January 6, 2010 link

Yes, that is correct (as I understand it).

Maybe it is your beans?  Did you try a different variety?  Mine is pretty neat, not messy at all.  I did pry the arms of the portafilter holder up a little bit to help it sit more horizontally.  Silvia's PF is apparently thin relative to what they designed for.
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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010, 6:10pm
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Grenfell Said:

Yes, that is correct (as I understand it).

Maybe it is your beans?  Did you try a different variety?  Mine is pretty neat, not messy at all.  I did pry the arms of the portafilter holder up a little bit to help it sit more horizontally.  Silvia's PF is apparently thin relative to what they designed for.

Posted January 6, 2010 link

some beans are better than others, I have tried 6-8 different espresso blends so far.  I have the yogurt cup thinger I use in my portafilter to keep the spraying to a minimum.
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Posted Thu Jan 7, 2010, 3:06am
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Grenfell Said:

A Vario question - is it easier/advised to get the new board (with the sleep/memory updates) right from Baratza or from the vendor?  I don't think my vendor will have the updated board...

Posted January 6, 2010 link

You can purchase the Vario update board separately from many places, including us - it's pretty easy to install, and we have a photo/how to for doing it on our website.  The memory function is GREAT if you're power goes out, or you accidently unplug the grinder!
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