Phil_In_Ottawa Senior Member Joined: 1 Oct 2010 Posts: 74 Location: Ottawa, ON Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Vibiemme DD Grinder: Baratza Vario Drip: Newco OCS-12
Posted Sun Dec 2, 2012, 1:13pm Subject: Update on my new plumbed-in VBM DD
As some of you may remember, a while ago I was asking questions about double boiler machines and plumbing them in since I was getting a new machine for my new kitchen.
Well, fast forward six or so months and the new kitchen is finally finished and the Vibiemme Double Domobar is all plumbed in (both water supply and drain), and is up and running.
I am thrilled with the results. Coming from a Silvia, the DD is quite a step up. I love not having to do the temperature surfing anymore. The PID is an excellent addition to the process. And not having to wait for steam/hot water is great.
The espresso I'm making now is significantly better than when I was using the Silvia. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with the Silvia as it was a great learning tool and it was fully capable of making a great shot. But you had to work for that great shot and it was somewhat hit'n'miss. The DD is much more consistent. Seems every shot is like the best I could hope for from the Silvia. And the really good pulls from the DD are like the nectar of the Gods. Smooth, textured, great crema, kind of sweet tasting, just perfect really. And the fact that it's all plumbed in makes things so much simpler. No more refilling the tank, no more emptying the drip tray.
As you can tell, I'm a very happy camper. Just thought I'd share.
If anyone has any questions about the DD or plumbing in a machine, just ask.
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