Our Valued Sponsor
OpinionsConsumer ReviewsGuides and How TosCoffeeGeek ReviewsResourcesForums
Espresso: Espresso Machines
Dialing in a Lelit PL041
The Coffee Project
Home coffee Roasting equipment, green beans, and supplies
www.coffeeproject.com
 
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered  
Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Discussions > Espresso > Machines > Dialing in a...  
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
showing page 11 of 14 first page | last page previous page | next page
Author Messages
acasabia
Senior Member
acasabia
Joined: 17 Oct 2008
Posts: 625
Location: Westchester, NY
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Expobar Brewtus iv-p,...
Grinder: Quamar M80e, Hario slim
Vac Pot: Yama Vacpot, Aeropress,
Drip: french press
Roaster: hot-air popper.
Posted Sat Oct 2, 2010, 9:45am
Subject: Re: Dialing in a Lelit PL041
 

RizzaNZ Said:

Almost forgot!  - I was wrong in my original post.  You CAN now buy a naked portafilter for Lelits instead of converting a handle - 1st line again - Click Here (www.1st-line.net)

Posted October 1, 2010 link

In the mail now. I've been waiting for them to do this.

 
Anthony C

Currently pulling: Whatever Sweet Maria's sends me :D
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
acasabia
Senior Member
acasabia
Joined: 17 Oct 2008
Posts: 625
Location: Westchester, NY
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Expobar Brewtus iv-p,...
Grinder: Quamar M80e, Hario slim
Vac Pot: Yama Vacpot, Aeropress,
Drip: french press
Roaster: hot-air popper.
Posted Sat Oct 2, 2010, 10:29am
Subject: Re: Dialing in a Lelit PL041
 

Also, while my art skills are still developing, I am now getting much more consistency with my milk. Where in the past I would get a .5 foam to milk ratio, Im now getting closer to .75-.8. This has given me much more room to learn to pour with.


Though, keep in mind I typically only drink espresso, the challenge of latte art has given me an opportunity to catch up on my vitamin D intake.

acasabia: IMG_0604.jpg
(Click for larger image)

 
Anthony C

Currently pulling: Whatever Sweet Maria's sends me :D
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
RizzaNZ
Senior Member


Joined: 29 Sep 2010
Posts: 6
Location: Australia
Expertise: I love coffee

Posted Tue Oct 5, 2010, 6:07pm
Subject: Re: Dialing in a Lelit PL041
 

After considering getting new steam wand, I thought I'd first try bending existing one, as figured (as per earlier post), that the steam wand is fine, but would benefit from being slightly more angled.  I basically held onto the top horizontal part of steam wand, and gently pulled the vertical part of steam wand towards me.  Probably bent it about 10 to 15 mm out.    See photo of machine from supplier below.  I'll attach photo of my modified steam wand in next post..
***Note that I'm not recommending anyone try this themselves without first considering the risk you could bugger up your steam wand.  If you try this and bugger it up, don't blame me :)

RizzaNZ: Capture.PNG
(Click for larger image)
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
RizzaNZ
Senior Member


Joined: 29 Sep 2010
Posts: 6
Location: Australia
Expertise: I love coffee

Posted Tue Oct 5, 2010, 6:24pm
Subject: Re: Dialing in a Lelit PL041
 

Now see the difference in angle of my steam wand (photo taken after making a coffee hence the mess :).

I've found the extra angle in steam wand helps hugely when creating microfoam.  I still use the method I describe in early post to steam milk, just that I can now get a better whirlpool going during initial phase of steaming while I'm surfing the surface of milk and get  even better whirlpool once I've lowered tip into milk in second phase of steaming.  This also enables me to remove larger bubbles on top of milk during initial phase without having to move the steam wand as the better whirlpool is more powerful.  Probably would make more sense with a video which I'll try and do soon.  Note that you can still get microfoam with stock standard wand, but this minor mod helps me with my technique.

RizzaNZ: Image024.jpg
(Click for larger image)
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
acasabia
Senior Member
acasabia
Joined: 17 Oct 2008
Posts: 625
Location: Westchester, NY
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Expobar Brewtus iv-p,...
Grinder: Quamar M80e, Hario slim
Vac Pot: Yama Vacpot, Aeropress,
Drip: french press
Roaster: hot-air popper.
Posted Tue Oct 5, 2010, 6:41pm
Subject: Re: Dialing in a Lelit PL041
 

Got the bottomless PF, now I have a leak that isn't present with my normal PF. Any ideas?
I would say its the gasket, but as the leak isn't present with the normal PF I think it may just be the rubber needing to adjust to the slight difference in size in the PF... Is that possible?

acasabia: cg.jpg
(Click for larger image)

 
Anthony C

Currently pulling: Whatever Sweet Maria's sends me :D
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
shawndo
Senior Member
shawndo
Joined: 5 Jan 2010
Posts: 106
Location: NYC
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: LM Shot Brewer
Grinder: VL M3/Compak K10 Pro
Posted Tue Oct 5, 2010, 7:14pm
Subject: Re: Dialing in a Lelit PL041
 

acasabia Said:

Got the bottomless PF, now I have a leak that isn't present with my normal PF. Any ideas?
I would say its the gasket, but as the leak isn't present with the normal PF I think it may just be the rubber needing to adjust to the slight difference in size in the PF... Is that possible?

Posted October 5, 2010 link

This happens to me also.  It also happens to me when I'm running cafiza through it.  I just load the portafilter in tighter.  I get to about 45 or 50 degrees past 90 sometimes.  I guess thats 135 degrees....
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
acasabia
Senior Member
acasabia
Joined: 17 Oct 2008
Posts: 625
Location: Westchester, NY
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Expobar Brewtus iv-p,...
Grinder: Quamar M80e, Hario slim
Vac Pot: Yama Vacpot, Aeropress,
Drip: french press
Roaster: hot-air popper.
Posted Tue Oct 5, 2010, 7:19pm
Subject: Re: Dialing in a Lelit PL041
 

shawndo Said:

This happens to me also.  It also happens to me when I'm running cafiza through it.  I just load the portafilter in tighter.  I get to about 45 or 50 degrees past 90 sometimes.  I guess thats 135 degrees....

Posted October 5, 2010 link

The bottomless for some reason is only turning about 10 past 90. my normal PF goes about 30 past. weird I cant see any difference between them, Im going to try lowering my dose.

 
Anthony C

Currently pulling: Whatever Sweet Maria's sends me :D
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
shawndo
Senior Member
shawndo
Joined: 5 Jan 2010
Posts: 106
Location: NYC
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: LM Shot Brewer
Grinder: VL M3/Compak K10 Pro
Posted Tue Oct 5, 2010, 7:30pm
Subject: Re: Dialing in a Lelit PL041
 

my bottomless PF has always been pretty squirty.  The espresso is coming out great, it's just squirty for the first couple seconds.  I cut up my original PF, so now I have to buy a normal one.  Seems easier to find the bottomless one on 1st-line than the normal one now!

shawndo: espresso-abc-acf.jpg
(Click for larger image)
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
1stline
Senior Member
1stline
Joined: 24 Jan 2002
Posts: 499
Location: Freehold, NJ USA
Expertise: Professional

Espresso: Undisclosed
Grinder: Indisclosed
Vac Pot: Bodum Electric
Drip: None
Roaster: None
Posted Wed Oct 6, 2010, 7:24am
Subject: Re: Dialing in a Lelit PL041
 

For those using the new bottomless on the older PL041, or anyone with over-locking or squirting problems should check out the bottom of this page:
http://www.1st-line.com/machines/home_mod/lelit/PL041.htm

Down at the bottom right, it mentions a part: Thicker Portafilter gaskets (for those using modified pf, non-OEM pf, etc) - Click Here

Its a portafilter gasket that is about .5mm thicker, causing the new bottomless to lock sooner, remedying most of the squirting problems (that aren't caused by grinds on an uncleaned gasket)

 
Sincerely,
Jim Piccinich
Business Partner
1st-line Equipment, LLC
www.1st-line.com

Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/1stline
Twitter: http://twitter.com/1stline
Blog: http://1st-line.blogspot.com/
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/1stlineespresso
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
acasabia
Senior Member
acasabia
Joined: 17 Oct 2008
Posts: 625
Location: Westchester, NY
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Expobar Brewtus iv-p,...
Grinder: Quamar M80e, Hario slim
Vac Pot: Yama Vacpot, Aeropress,
Drip: french press
Roaster: hot-air popper.
Posted Wed Oct 6, 2010, 9:12am
Subject: Re: Dialing in a Lelit PL041
 

1stline Said:

For those using the new bottomless on the older PL041, or anyone with over-locking or squirting problems should check out the bottom of this page:
http://www.1st-line.com/machines/home_mod/lelit/PL041.htm

Down at the bottom right, it mentions a part: Thicker Portafilter gaskets (for those using modified pf, non-OEM pf, etc) - Click Here

Its a portafilter gasket that is about .5mm thicker, causing the new bottomless to lock sooner, remedying most of the squirting problems (that aren't caused by grinds on an uncleaned gasket)

Posted October 6, 2010 link

Ive been having trouble figuring out how to replace the gasket.. Do I need to remove the 4 bolts that lock the group to the main body of the machine? Or is there a way to do this by just removing the dispersion screen?

 
Anthony C

Currently pulling: Whatever Sweet Maria's sends me :D
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
showing page 11 of 14 first page | last page previous page | next page
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Discussions > Espresso > Machines > Dialing in a...  
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered     Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
Discussions Quick Jump:
Symbols: New Posts= New Posts since your last visit      No New Posts= No New Posts since last visit     Go to most recent post= Newest post
Forum Rules:
No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards.
No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum.
No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek.
No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum.
Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards.
Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics.
Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies.
Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies.
Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts.
Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.
Learn @seattlecoffeegear
Learn all about coffee, watch videos, read how-to articles.
www.seattlecoffeegear.com
Home | Opinions | Consumer Reviews | Guides & How Tos | CoffeeGeek Reviews | Resources | Forums | Contact Us
CoffeeGeek.com, CoffeeGeek, and Coffee Geek, along with all associated content & images are copyright ©2000-2014 by Mark Prince, all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Content, code, and images may not be reused without permission. Usage of this website signifies agreement with our Terms and Conditions. (0.509665966034)
Privacy Policy | Copyright Info | Terms and Conditions | CoffeeGeek Advertisers | RSS | Find us on Google+