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Posted Sun May 26, 2013, 8:06am
Subject: Re: No crema
 

Yes I was not clear in my post. Thanks.

 
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Posted Sun May 26, 2013, 1:49pm
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By the way, is the grinder song sung to the Dreidel tune?
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Posted Sun May 26, 2013, 10:19pm
Subject: Re: No crema
 

I have a little grinder
I made it out of metal
And when its put together
There's coffee I will pestle

CHORUS
Oh grinder grinder grinder
I made it out of metal
And when its put together
There's coffee I will pestle


It has a lovely body
With hopper short and stout
And when its out of coffee
New beans I'll shop about

My grinders always perfect
There's no fines in the cup
A great cup of coffee
is always coming up!

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Posted Sun May 26, 2013, 10:43pm
Subject: Re: No crema
 

emradguy Said:

I'm pretty sure that when using any water that is NOT 100% mineral free will require one to descale their machine at some point. The real difference is how often.

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It depends on what the minerals are. technically, softened water run through a cation cartridge has the same amount of minerals in it that hard water does, but they are different minerals. To scale there has to be KH (alkalinity hardness) and GH (general hardness). That is why the Aquarium Pharmaceuticals GH + KH combo test kit is so valuable.

 
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Posted Mon May 27, 2013, 6:54am
Subject: Re: No crema
 

qualin Said:

I have a little grinder
I made it out of metal
And when its put together
There's coffee I will pestle

CHORUS
Oh grinder grinder grinder
I made it out of metal
And when its put together
There's coffee I will pestle


It has a lovely body
With hopper short and stout
And when its out of coffee
New beans I'll shop about

My grinders always perfect
There's no fines in the cup
A great cup of coffee
is always coming up!

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I'm sorry, I couldn't help myself. No offense to anyone!

Posted May 26, 2013 link

I have a confession - when I bought my first espresso machine (Hamilton Beach from - you guessed it - WalMart)  I actually did mortar and pestle my grounds to get a finer grind.  It actually got me a fair amount of crema, but I wouldn't recommend it.
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Posted Mon May 27, 2013, 7:00am
Subject: Re: No crema
 

frcn Said:

It depends on what the minerals are. technically, softened water run through a cation cartridge has the same amount of minerals in it that hard water does, but they are different minerals. To scale there has to be KH (alkalinity hardness) and GH (general hardness). That is why the Aquarium Pharmaceuticals GH + KH combo test kit is so valuable.

Posted May 26, 2013 link

Yes, thank you...my bad! I should have said something in lines with this, because I DO know this. Heck, I even have the API kit you mentioned...lol

 
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