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Dainty
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Posted Wed Jun 13, 2012, 1:48pm
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Thanks everyone. I will try with the toothpick and get back.

How do I do it with the tooth picks in? Then it will be coming out of one hole in the side, any particular way I should hold it?
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Posted Wed Jun 13, 2012, 2:56pm
Subject: Re: Changing the 3 hole tip on my V3 Rancilio Silvia?
 

I think you're going to have to play with it a little until you manage to get a vortex going.  You could always do a test run with some water, before wasting milk.  Once you figure out what angles you need and your steam tip position to get a good roll or vortex, you can then switch to milk and see if you can get a good texture...might want to buy a gallon or two just to practice and hone in your technique (or maybe it's still a bit early in your process for that?)

 
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Posted Wed Jun 13, 2012, 2:59pm
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Thanks for helping me out - I will practice :)
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Posted Mon Jul 16, 2012, 8:35am
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Just an update:

I had to give up on the tooth picks. I wasn't able to get it to work, maybe the wrong shape of tooth picks? It was leaking.

But my local supplyer was able to sell me a new one tip hole tip for approx. 10 dollars, so I figured that was worth a try. And that has been a huge success. After a day of getting used to it I have been getting far better results than with the 3 hole tip. There's way way more power and swirling than with three holes. I can truly recommend doing this. Especially since I could just change the tip and not the whole arm.

Thanks for your help and advice.
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Posted Tue Jul 17, 2012, 8:24am
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awesome!  thanks for the update.  so glad to hear you're on your way to great microfoam now.

 
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