What's this? Kyle Glanville listed during my judging sesh?

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What's this? Kyle Glanville listed during my judging sesh?

Postby Mark Prince on Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:57 pm

Now Vickie boys and girls, I only do this out of love....

But what's this? Kyle Glanville, he of Victrola Coffee, he of *on my podcast* poking fun at people who compete in competitions... he of, *on my podcast* saying they're just too darn busy to compete... on my list during my round of sensory judging this Friday?????

Say it ain't so, Yogi! 8) 8) 8) 8)

struth, I'm glad you guys signed on! Time to rock and rolla folks!

Mark, who's looking forward to standing next to Boni while judging and trying to make him giggle.
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Postby Mark Prince on Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:59 pm

Stop the presses! Daniel Humphries is going to do his 15 minutes as well?

I've asked the question elsewhere before, and I'll ask it again - what-r they putting in the coffee these days at Vickie to cause such a change of heart! I want some of that... maybe it will make me see things better too!

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Postby tonx on Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:41 am

I don't know what came over them. madness I tell you.
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Postby Kyle Glanville on Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:54 pm

next time i'll remember to bring plenty of different tamper sizes...
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Postby malachi on Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:40 pm

LM basket size quality control?
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Postby Mark Prince on Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:23 pm

It was funny to hear the Colonel give Bill C. from LM a mouthful in the entranceway to the conference.

Colonel: "all the printed literature says these baskets are 58mm!!!"

Bill C. "LM does not have any printed literature!!!" (that covers filter baskets, I assume).

Colonel: "fume!!!"

Bill C. (with baby boy on back, btw): "sigh!!!"

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Postby barry on Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:26 pm

MarkP wrote:It was funny to hear the Colonel give Bill C. from LM a mouthful in the entranceway to the conference.

Colonel: "all the printed literature says these baskets are 58mm!!!"

Bill C. "LM does not have any printed literature!!!" (that covers filter baskets, I assume).

Colonel: "fume!!!"

Bill C. (with baby boy on back, btw): "sigh!!!"

Mark



WTF????
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Postby Alistair Durie on Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:54 pm

compeditors tampers were getting stuck in baskets during competition. kyle could not get his tamper out of the portafilter and had to hammer it out: http://www.tonx.org/gallery/coffeefest/CIMG0941

i've tried 10 baskets lately to find 3 that would recieve my 58mm tamper.
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Postby barry on Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:40 pm

hmmmmm....

i guess it's 58mm +/- ??
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Postby nick on Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:51 pm

Sorry to Kyle, but I'm glad this is coming out in the open... I thought I was crazy for always getting the rounded-side Faema baskets... never found one that my 58.0mm Reg Barber didn't fit... whereas the OEM LM baskets... rub-a-dub-dubb...
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Postby malachi on Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:45 pm

QC has gone down and down over the last 18 months.
Recently went through about 3 dozen LM baskets with a 58mm tamper in hand. Found two that were a bit too big, 4 that were about right and all the rest were too small.
Also been seeing increasing problems with consistency of the holes in the basket.
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Postby Kyle Glanville on Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:53 pm

yeah... i practiced on baskets that were probably made a couple of years ago... i could tell by the quality of the metal that those on the competition LMs were of a different(inferior) quality. the shitty thing is that the best response i got was that i should've been using a 57mm tamper... but the schomer in me gets chills thinking of that 1mm of untamped coffee..
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Postby dogmilque on Wed Nov 02, 2005 2:55 pm

Is there a reliable source for LM 58's?
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Postby Brent on Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:35 pm

jesuscup wrote:yeah... i practiced on baskets that were probably made a couple of years ago... i could tell by the quality of the metal that those on the competition LMs were of a different(inferior) quality. the shitty thing is that the best response i got was that i should've been using a 57mm tamper... but the schomer in me gets chills thinking of that 1mm of untamped coffee..


Not knowing the rules, but is it not time to add your own handles and filter baskets to your kit?

How different is that to taking your own grinder?

Then you know it all works, and the Schomer in you can get an even more precise tamper...

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Postby barry on Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:45 pm

the machine cannot be modified in any way, including changing baskets or portafilters.
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