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BubbaDude
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Posted Wed Nov 2, 2011, 3:51pm
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mikemc Said:

It still looks like a toy though.

Posted November 1, 2011 link

Yeah, really. There's obviously a need for an after-market mod consisting of a food-grade stainless steel cover with wings, knobs, and a fake E61-looking group head cover. There must be an enterprising sheet metal shop willing to take on this challenge. Ideally, the user should be able to perform all sorts of adjustments and improvements to the cover to impart pride of ownership and it should cost $6000.

 
"I've Scaced many HX/E61 machines, seeing shot variances of up to 8-10F or more. [The BDB] stays within 1F." - Mark Prince
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Posted Wed Nov 2, 2011, 4:32pm
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BubbaDude Said:

Yeah, really. There's obviously a need for an after-market mod consisting of a food-grade stainless steel cover with wings, knobs, and a fake E61-looking group head cover. There must be an enterprising sheet metal shop willing to take on this challenge. Ideally, the user should be able to perform all sorts of adjustments and improvements to the cover to impart pride of ownership and it should cost $6000.

Posted November 2, 2011 link

I don't understand this post, but I see where the skin on this BDB is thin. Some reports of easily dented panels have popped up already.

 
I chew coffee beans with my teeth while gargling with 195 F water to enjoy coffee. What is this "coffee brewing" device you speak of?
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Posted Wed Nov 2, 2011, 5:02pm
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I think he is being sarcastic about the toy comment and that every espresso machine should have the stainless steel panel with E61(like Alex duetto etc) to not look like a toy...
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Posted Wed Nov 2, 2011, 5:09pm
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Thanks to the capable hands of Verna Design and the swiftness of USPS.

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Posted Wed Nov 2, 2011, 5:17pm
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espresso_drinker Said:

Thanks to the capable hands of Verna Design and the swiftness of USPS.

Posted November 2, 2011 link

A bit of chatter in the machining but that is not a deal breaker...

Did they use a lathe, and if so did they remove the handle or machine it with the handle in place....

My preference when machining a Naked is to only remove the min material required.  That is; clearance for at least a triple basket (in most cases) and just enough so that static and surface tension does not pull the oils off from the outer edge of the basket to the body of the group.

Some groups lend themselves better than others, as to how this can be done WHILE retaining enough body / mass to assist in retaining heat and minimising any losses....

That being said, there are a few here in Australia that are still waiting for the Official Naked....  

Keep up the good work and the mods coming...

 
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Posted Wed Nov 2, 2011, 5:29pm
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Dr_Coffee_House Said:

A bit of chatter in the machining but that is not a deal breaker...
Did they use a lathe, and if so did they remove the handle or machine it with the handle in place....

Posted November 2, 2011 link

There is some information on HB on how the portafilters are modified.

http://www.home-barista.com/verna-design.html

I posted a video of the my first attempt with the bottomless portafilter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSK9aLeP-D0

PS - I put the tennis overgrip on the handle so the portafilter wouldn't fly out of my
hands while knocking out the grounds... again :-)
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Posted Wed Nov 2, 2011, 5:34pm
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mikemc Said:

It still looks like a toy though.

Posted November 1, 2011 link

I don't think it looks like a toy exactly.  But to me it looks like something from Bed Bath & Beyond.  As an appliance that I'd want to match my stainless steel appliances, this would look a little Mickey Mouse on my counter.  

That said, I've always thought the Cimbali Junior was a little lacking in the appearance section, as well.  Different strokes...

 
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Posted Wed Nov 2, 2011, 6:15pm
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espresso_drinker Said:

There is some information on HB on how the portafilters are modified.

http://www.home-barista.com/verna-design.html

I posted a video of the my first attempt with the bottomless portafilter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSK9aLeP-D0

PS - I put the tennis overgrip on the handle so the portafilter wouldn't fly out of my
hands while knocking out the grounds... again :-)

Posted November 2, 2011 link

Thanks for the informative link...

Bugger, I just use a lathe, but a set up like that is ideal when doing a few...  I also like the second stage as to managing a bevelled edge...

The other neat thing is no need to remove the handle..  On my small system, leaving the handle on causes some less than desirable vibrations due to the offset and mass involved :-)

Now a nice custom wooden handle would solve the need for the tennis overgrip :-)   Then again, they say the handle is not removable ?

Keep up the great work and posts.

 
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Posted Wed Nov 2, 2011, 7:49pm
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espresso_drinker,
I don't seem to know how to send a pm, but if you are interested I'm  ertainly into trying to set up a side by side test of the recalibrated BDB and my Vivaldi Mini.  Same water, same beans, same grinder.  I'm out near the Salt Lick.
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BubbaDude
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Posted Wed Nov 2, 2011, 7:57pm
Subject: Re: It has arrived - Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL!
 

bamaster Said:

As an appliance that I'd want to match my stainless steel appliances, this would look a little Mickey Mouse on my counter.  

Posted November 2, 2011 link

I hear you, it's sad to have a coffee pot that doesn't match your decor.

 
"I've Scaced many HX/E61 machines, seeing shot variances of up to 8-10F or more. [The BDB] stays within 1F." - Mark Prince
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