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chrisalmond
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Posted Sun Feb 19, 2012, 11:46pm
Subject: Steam wand, one hole or two
 

Hi All,

I have a quick question regarding the steam wand on my brasilia lady.  It has two holes in the tip.  
I have tried to make micro foam but can not seem to manage it.  

Does this call for a mod, blocking the two holes and drilling another in the middle?

Many thanks
Chris
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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012, 12:24am
Subject: Re: Steam wand, one hole or two
 

Can't tell you . . . I've had machines with steam wands that had one hole (a Gaggia), two holes (a Valentina), three holes (a Pavoni), and four holes (an Elektra).  Made very good-to-great micro foam with all of them.

(In other words, I don't think you have to do any modifications.)

 
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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012, 1:00am
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Thanks Jason,

I am going to practice my foaming now

Chris
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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012, 8:44am
Subject: Re: Steam wand, one hole or two
 

Chris, if you have a "weak steamer" (I've never used a Brasilia), then taking a toothpick and plugging up one hold might be of some help.  But . . .

 
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