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smico
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Posted Fri May 17, 2013, 3:10am
Subject: Re: Bezzera owners thread
 

Thank you for the info Mike, very much appreciated.  
I will let them know and ask to order both bottomless and gasket from the same place.
Currently she has to lift weights to keep the portafilter in place.
Cheers,
Miroslav
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smico
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Posted Wed May 22, 2013, 1:32pm
Subject: Re: Bezzera owners thread
 

Jus to report back on BZ07 portafilter leak: gasket was indeed the problem.
My friend got the new gasket as machine was under warranty, and ever since not a single leak.
What a joy. Machine is a beauty.
Thanks to all for help
Miroslav
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Espresso: Kim Lever, Bezzera BZ07
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Posted Wed May 22, 2013, 6:25pm
Subject: Re: Leaking at gasket
 

Well, after all the discussion of technique, cleaning etc. just a bad gasket.
Glad things are on track and they can enjoy the machine now.
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Posted Sun Jul 7, 2013, 7:11am
Subject: Re: Leaking at gasket
 

Warranty question:

Bezzera Mitica & Magica machines look like good contenders and a good value. In the states a  vendor offers a 1 year parts and 90 days labor only warranty, most other brands are at least 1 yr both parts and labor.

Is the 90 day labor only an issue that would cause you not to buy ?

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CSME9
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Posted Sun Jul 7, 2013, 3:27pm
Subject: Re: Warranty
 

Bezzera owners: Do you think a 90 day labor warranty is adequate, if you had issues that required service with a new Bezzera at how many months after ownership did that
occur ?  Imagine that having to ship a machine back for service and paying labor cost after only 90 days could get expensive.

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IB
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Posted Tue Jul 9, 2013, 2:15pm
Subject: Warrenty question
 

Hmmmm...this is hard to answer. My BZ07 has had a number of little issues, starting more or less out of the box. I have a friend who has had zero issues over about three years with the same machine.  I think most owners eventually have some issues, and they would most likely occur after a warranty period is over.  If you are at all handy, then you'll do the repairs yourself in any event...no shipping, less downtime etc.  I have found it somewhat inconsistent getting parts for the bezerra, but that all depends on just what you need and dealer stock at the time.
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Posted Sat Sep 7, 2013, 3:20pm
Subject: Re: Bezzera owners thread
 

Hello all,
I am pretty new to this thread.  I am looking forward to contributing to this forum.

I wonder if anyone has any suggestions.
I have a Bezerra Medea.
I am struggling a fair bit with it.  

I am using a double filter with about 17 grams.
Shots are starting with very slow drip and then quickly go to heavy cream flow.  I am going extremely fine on my grinder (Vario) and it is not helping.  The only way that I can get any kind of slow flow is to over dose.
I am at maximum fine setting for grinder and I have calibrated it properly.
I am wondering if the brew pressure being up around 12 is contributing to this.
I am curious about adjusting the brew pressure but have been unable to find simple instructions on how to accomplish this.
Thanks again in advance
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IB
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Posted Sat Sep 7, 2013, 6:44pm
Subject: Re: Bezzera owners thread
 

macsearcher Said:

Shots are starting with very slow drip and then quickly go to heavy cream flow.  I am going extremely fine on my grinder (Vario) and it is not helping.  The only way that I can get any kind of slow flow is to over dose

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Hi -   An initial slow drip and then heavy cream like flow sounds like you are in the range of normal. If you can get a bottomless PF that can be helpful, BTW. But we need to get a bit more specific about what you are seeing. You want to work towrd 4or 5 seconds before you see some drops and then a flow which gives you around 1.5-2ounces in 26-30 seconds - with blonding  starting in around the last seconds of that extraction time.  If you don't have that, then I would recommend continuing to work on the variables of grind, dose and tamp pressure to get closer to that standard.

I think the vario, which i have as well, should be easily able to completely choke off the machine - so i am not sure why you are unable to slow things down more than you describe with the finest setting - unless you are underdosing or tamping very lighty. Tamp pressure is the variable you have not mentioned experimenting with.

How are the shots you make tasting?  

There is a huge amount of info out there about 'dialing in' your process, but to mention one idea for you...
You could work on dose, tamp and grind until you choke the machine off, then maybe grind courser from there -
as you grind courser, you may have to back off on the dose a bit as well....but go in small increments.

It may be that your OPV needs to be adjusted, but perhaps you should play with the above variables a bit first.

Hope this helps some,


IB
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Shawn12
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Posted Sun Oct 13, 2013, 8:11am
Subject: Re: Bezzera steam wand
 

Hi everyone

Was told you can swap out the wand for a no burn 2 hole version. Can't  seem to find the one that fits a BZ07 anywhere. Does the rocket or spaziale fit?

Thanks

Shawn
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Posted Thu Oct 24, 2013, 4:31am
Subject: Re: Bezzera steam wand
 

Shawn12 Said:

Hi everyone

Was told you can swap out the wand for a no burn 2 hole version. Can't  seem to find the one that fits a BZ07 anywhere. Does the rocket or spaziale fit?

Thanks

Shawn

Posted October 13, 2013 link

So for anyone who may be interested about my question above.....after asking about 5 people no one seems to know with 100% certainty but I'm am pretty sure the Rocket no burn wand will fit. I ended up just buying the set for 4 Rocket steam tips.

No matter what I did with the 4 hole standard tip my microform was terrible. Pitcher in the freezer, all different techniques. Steaming was simply way too fast.

I know it has been said here before but I just want to restate. The 2 hole tip is EXCELLENT!!!! Perfect microfoam first time.  Very easy. Art is super simple.

I scratch my head why so many manufacturers are going overboard on the 4 hole tip. Way too powerful for small amounts of milk in home use.
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