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BrightonMike
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Posted Wed Apr 10, 2013, 5:09am
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So... After months and months of unsuccessful attempts and latte art my shiny new Motta pitcher was delivered yesterday and lo and behold on my first attempt...

Not perfect but definitely on the right track

:)

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Posted Wed Apr 10, 2013, 7:32am
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fits perfectly with the time of year, new leaf, new spring?
I'd say synergy is in effect and, by fall, you'll have those leaves / shrubs / trees dancing. :)
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Posted Wed Apr 10, 2013, 12:32pm
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Just some helpful critique :) - Good start!

You are pulling in too much air - you can tell by the grainy milk texture. Try only pulling in air for a few seconds in the beginning or until you feel the jug start to change temperature. Spend the rest of your time with your wand submerged so that you are simply texturizing.

What machine are you working with?

Josh.
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Posted Thu Apr 11, 2013, 1:42pm
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Thanks Josh...

Will definitely give that a go! Just upgraded to an Isomac Millenium from a Silvia...

Can't believe how much more responsive it is...

Mike
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Posted Fri Apr 12, 2013, 12:48pm
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Yes, the Isomac certainly has more power then the Silvia. The silvia requires more pulling, with the Isomac it is a little different.

Keep going, you can always dm me if you have specific questions.

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Posted Fri May 24, 2013, 2:23pm
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How important do you guys think the spout on the pitcher is? If I've got perfect microfoam will it really make a difference?
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Posted Fri May 31, 2013, 7:44pm
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practice makes perfect. congrats on your first attempt. more to come with more beautiful arts on it :)

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