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Coffeenoobie
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Posted Tue Feb 12, 2013, 9:38pm
Subject: Re: Presenting the Ultimate Oscar Video
 

Learn to read the water dance, that will tell you.

 
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Posted Tue Feb 12, 2013, 9:38pm
Subject: Re: Presenting the Ultimate Oscar Video
 

I'm flushing about two ounces as well. My thoughts on the mods?

How about, "help, I can't stop making microfoam!"

Pulls seem smoother and my flush routine is greatly reduced. Having the vacuum breaker is great, though I haven't bought a timer yet. I highly recommend all the mods so far, though am eager to do more testing.
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Posted Tue Feb 12, 2013, 9:41pm
Subject: Re: Presenting the Ultimate Oscar Video
 

Markarian Said:

I'm flushing about two ounces as well. My thoughts on the mods?

How about, "help, I can't stop making microfoam!"

Pulls seem smoother and my flush routine is greatly reduced. Having the vacuum breaker is great, though I haven't bought a timer yet. I highly recommend all the mods so far, though am eager to do more testing.

Posted February 12, 2013 link

Haha!!! Nice!

Were you flushing more than 2 before the mod?

Also helen, how long after your 6 oz flush would you wait to pull your shot?

 
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Coffeenoobie
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Posted Tue Feb 12, 2013, 9:44pm
Subject: Re: Presenting the Ultimate Oscar Video
 

Long enough to stir and tamp and lock and load.

 
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Posted Tue Feb 12, 2013, 9:49pm
Subject: Re: Presenting the Ultimate Oscar Video
 

As I am now (sadly) machine-less, I'm almost tempted to watch this fine video myself, if only for the vicarious thrill. :>D

This sounds like a MOST worthy endeavor, an kudos I'm sure deserved by all involved. An unselfish act of kindness, for sure.

 
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Markarian
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Posted Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:00pm
Subject: Re: Presenting the Ultimate Oscar Video
 

I was flushing at least twice as much before, easily.

Unselfish is an understatement to describe Plindy. The man is a freaking hero.
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Posted Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:03pm
Subject: Re: Presenting the Ultimate Oscar Video
 

Unselfish, handy, and extremely bright is what I gathered from the video. It's awesome to have a great community like this.

Giving a full day of your time and labors (I'm sure he threw in an o-ring or two extra during the upgrades). What a blessing!

 
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Posted Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:03pm
Subject: Re: Presenting the Ultimate Oscar Video
 

I can't thank him enough.  I am tickled to death with my upgrades.  He tossed in more than an O ring or 2.  He did not like my beat up steam wand and chromeless tip and he replaced that.  He used lots of parts he had for the steam mod.  He was more than generous with his time and parts. Rob, You should watch the first 20 mins or so just for the laughs.

And all my issues with micro foam seem to be solved with this mod.  I just need to learn to do it again.

 
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Posted Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:30pm
Subject: Re: Presenting the Ultimate Oscar Video
 

Coffeenoobie Said:

I can't thank him enough.  I am tickled to death with my upgrades.  He tossed in more than an O ring or 2.  He did not like my beat up steam wand and chromeless tip and he replaced that.  He used lots of parts he had for the steam mod.  He was more than generous with his time and parts. Rob, You should watch the first 20 mins or so just for the laughs.

And all my issues with micro foam seem to be solved with this mod.  I just need to learn to do it again.

Posted February 12, 2013 link

OK Helen, you got me with "just for laughs." :>D
However, it will have to wait till the morning, I'm bushed chasing the "bad guys" (spammers) tonight.

This is a lovely thread, and I KNOW many OSCAR owners will benefit, not only from the video, but in enhancing their pride of ownership of this somewhat underrated espresso machine. it comes from great stock.

 
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Posted Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:31am
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that's one long video haha

glad that some of you were able to benefit from my boredom that night.

the lever is great, isnt it?  i still love it.  :)

oh...and im so jealous of your new fancy boiler sweater, helen!
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