1200w coffee roaster

Test fitting my new coffee roaster

December 15th, 2012

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Naked portafilter

I have recently got my sticky mitts on my first lathe….

The past few days have been spent stripping it down, scrubbing almost every part with a toothbrush and then trying to work out how to put it back together. I managed to get it working and had a stab making my own naked portafilter

Not to shabby for my first lathe project.

March 11th, 2011

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I’m going to live to brew an other day!

wow, I managed to play with fire, propane, oxygen AND highly explodable canisters of butane all in the poor ventilation of my little laboratory… Didn’t even blow my self up or sustain any major burns… Missing a few eye lashes but no major burns!

This photo shows the water being heated and coming to a boil, this creates steam and pressure that forces the remaining hot water up the siphon tube where it cools to the low 90′s,  saturates the awaiting coffee grounds and starts the brewing process.

Once the brewing is completed the flame is removed causing the bottom camber to cool, the steam to colapse and vacuume to form drawing the liquid into the bottom and leaving all ground in top vessle . The above photo shows the water being held in the top vessle with vertualy no extra bubble to start reheating the brew water after kick-up giving the barista better control of the taste in the resulting cup of extremely clear delicious single origin coffee.

April 14th, 2010

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Coffee siphon Burner

Starting to build a burner for a Hario siphon.

I would like to remove the extra bars on the top of the pot stand and take the ugly gas line out in order to exchange it for a copper line. The other option could be to remove all of the legs and take the gas line into a small enclosure that houses the gas bottle and just have the mushroom burner extending from the top.

April 4th, 2010

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Carnie On Drugs

I have needed a brake from building board and decided to branch out in to building Coffee toys… Today boys and girls may I introduce to you Uglie Carnie Tamps:

Soon as i Get the piston i Will post some better photos.

March 6th, 2010

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