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n_maher last won the day on August 12

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About n_maher

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    Proud Papa - Head-Case's own Resident Communist
  • Birthday 03/03/1976

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    Ordinary Average Guy
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    Seacoast, NH
  • Occupation
    Structural Engineer
  • Hobbies
    Wood, Metal, etc.
  • Headphones
    HF-2, HF-1, ER4P
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    The Torpedo
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    Adcom GDA-700, EAD DSP 1000 MKIII, Parasound DAC 1500, Squeezebox Touch

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  1. n_maher

    Technical Assistance/Advice Thread

    Start with some commonly available instructions, like the excellent stuff at AMB's website. Like this - https://www.amb.org/audio/beta22/, among others.
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    What are you Grilling now?

    So build a giant enclosure and put one of those ovens that Mike suggested inside. Desired aesthetic plus 60sec pizza FTW.
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    Happy Birthday Ian (en480c4)

    Happy Birthday!
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    Coffee Drinkers?

    It takes ~10-12 seconds to start flowing. I haven't timed the flow, but will at some point soon. It's also doing pre-infusion during that time. It has settings for both singles and doubles. Both come up short on the first run. The single is what I stated before, add an ounce for when I run it on the double setting. And I'm using a relatively dark roast (Old Bisbee Bali Blue) as it's what I had on hand. I don't tend to have multiple beans at any given time because I'm the only one drinking it and I don't want it sitting for months. Not sure what I'll do for the next batch of beans.
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    Coffee Drinkers?

    1. It takes about 10-12 seconds for the coffee to start flowing, right in alignment with what Breville states it should. 2. Best guess (need to measure) is that the first shot is 1/2 - 3/4oz. I'll run one this afternoon and see. 3. Puck is very firm, doesn't seem overly moist. I don't have a knock box so I pry it out. It may be a bit on the moist side but it's hard to figure what would cause that. If I go much finer on the grind it seems like I'm likely to get even less volume (more surface area per weight of coffee) and if I go more coarse I'll likely get thinner, less flavorful shots which is not desired.
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    Coffee Drinkers?

    Basically loving it so far, with the one exception that the shots seem pretty small. Don't know if it's just the coffee I have absorbing a lot of the initial water or what, but basically the best process so far seems to be to run a single through it, then a double, to get the volume/flavor right. I'm sure I'm not doing something exactly right but based on the research I've done I pretty much have the grind and tamp done right so that only leaves the machine. I did purchase the 3yr warrant thru Amazon so I'm not really worried. If it bugs me long term I'll get it replaced. Or I guess I could start monkeying with the settings and see what happens. Regardless, it was a good week of coffee.
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    Post what you're watching

    i just started it a few days ago. It's the first show in a long time to capture my interest enough to actually want to watch more. Only through the first three episodes but looking forward to the rest of it even though I have no idea where they are going with it.
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    Coffee Drinkers?

    This could be trouble. First results were very promising, if not entirely drinkable. I'll toy with grind just a big more to get a full extraction but tomorrow morning should be fun and interestingly enough, I liked the flavor of the straight latte enough that I don't think I'd add sugar. That's a big change from how I drink straight coffee.
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    My health insurance provided essentially pays me to wear the tracker. If I exercise enough the reimbursement more than pays for the tracker so it's hard not to wear it. Still, I need to be better about taking it off from time to time.
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    Went to a wedding last night and decided that I'd already tracked enough steps/activity that I could wear an actual watch. And yes, I know the date is wrong. I was in a rush to get ready and didn't feel up to fiddling.
  11. n_maher

    Happy Birthday Todd!

    Happy Birthday to the founder!
  12. n_maher

    Happy Birthday Antonio!

    Happy belated!
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    And now what did you do TODAY?

    What a pain in the balls, Jacob. My car was hit 7 months ago and I still haven't found the time to get it fixed.
  14. n_maher

    Post what you're watching

    ^^^ Sadly I agree. There was just so little good about it, even when I was able to disconnect myself from how good the book was. It was rushed, compressed, poorly executed, blah blah blah.
  15. n_maher

    2019 NHL Playoffs

    For consistency's sake I restricted Al's least favorite camper from posting for four years. Seemed like the right thing to do.