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mattypV50
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Posted Tue Nov 5, 2013, 6:28am
Subject: My New Setup - BZ10 + Vario
 

Here are some pics of my new setup and the first shots that I pulled (I'm a newbie).

I have the Vario dialed in at 2-K to start and I'll play with it from there. I'm grinding for about 8.1 seconds. I tried the 10 second Espresso button on the Vario but it was too much - choked the machine.

So far I'm really happy. The espresso tasted great and I made my wife a latte this morning. My steaming skills are garbage but I'll learn.

I might post a video this weekend to get some feedback on how my shots are looking. Right now my pucks are a bit wet so I'll try and eliminate that.

Thanks for the all the feedback and suggestions in purchasing this combo.

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Posted Tue Nov 5, 2013, 6:29am
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First shots...

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Espresso: Bezzera BZ07
Grinder: Vario/Virtuoso...
Vac Pot: Yama 5/Balancing Siphon
Drip: Brazen
Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Tue Nov 5, 2013, 7:03am
Subject: Re: My New Setup - BZ10 + Vario
 

Congrats!

I replaced the 4 hole tip with a rocket 2 hole on my bezzera. World of difference.

Also as your new vario gets broken in you will likely have to go finer. I did with mine anyway.

My pucks are wetter than I would like too. My classic actually left a drier puck.
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mattypV50
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Posted Tue Nov 5, 2013, 7:20am
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You know what, my BZ10 came with a 2 hole not a 4 hole. I'm wondering if they started switching them because it seems everyone does it anyway.

The machine was mfg at the end of 2012.
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