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Mike's ES-1A ::: The beginning of the story!

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  • Michael Levin
    Hello all! Thanks, Tex for this group and all the info. I ve been reading here and there for some time. I appreciate the time and effort you and the group have
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 17, 2011
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      Hello all!

      Thanks, Tex for this group and all the info. I've been reading here and there for some time. I appreciate the time and effort you and the group have taken to spread knowledge and camaraderie regarding the joys of brewing a cuppa joe with a Bunn ES-1A.

      I recently got an Bunn ES-1A and it's in pretty good shape, but it needs descaling before I do anything else with it. Here's a video I made that shows what I am dealing with: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLkHIddf8RA So, the next step is to follow the De-scaling article (http://bit.ly/evO3R3) and make the insides "as shiny as a new penny".

      The tips y'all have posted here are lifesavers! I love reading and seeing the photos of various stages of maintenance, especially Eric's "Barista's Nightmare (http://yhoo.it/hV7wwO). The How-To's like the De-scaling article are exactly what you need to maintain these serviceable machines.

      I have always loved coffee. My journey has gone from the most basic campfire brew in a pot over a fire to fascination with a portable electronic espresso device I found in my VW Camper Van before I even knew what espresso was. Coffee represents many things to me: it's a tasty beverage that wakes you up, it comes from a fascinating array of places, and the act of sharing it is one of the nicest things you can do. I wrote a little about my personal discoveries here: http://bit.ly/h5I0Go

      I'm sure I'll have lots of questions. And, I'll post the progress I make along the way if it adds to what's already got here.

      All the best,

      Mike
    • Tex
      Howdy Mike & welcome aboard! It look s like your Bunn is in pretty good shape and won t need much work to get it in tip-top shape. One thing I do recommend is
      Message 2 of 2 , Jan 17, 2011
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        Howdy Mike & welcome aboard!
        It look s like your Bunn is in pretty good shape and won't need much work to get it in tip-top shape. One thing I do recommend is to partially disassemble the group. This involves removing the larger of the two fittings on top of the group (7/8" wrench), then removing the spring, gicleur, and long hex fitting (11/32" wrench), and soaking them in a citric acid bath.

        Why? Simple - too often they're missing! If the are absent they can be purchased and installed. If all of the parts are there then they probably need to be cleaned. Here's a pic off the parts: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BUG-is-Bunn/photos/album/298077807/pic/1909795767/view

        Tex



        --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "Michael Levin" <chaff@...> wrote:
        >
        > Hello all!
        >
        > Thanks, Tex for this group and all the info. I've been reading here and there for some time. I appreciate the time and effort you and the group have taken to spread knowledge and camaraderie regarding the joys of brewing a cuppa joe with a Bunn ES-1A.
        >
        > I recently got an Bunn ES-1A and it's in pretty good shape, but it needs descaling before I do anything else with it. Here's a video I made that shows what I am dealing with: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLkHIddf8RA So, the next step is to follow the De-scaling article (http://bit.ly/evO3R3) and make the insides "as shiny as a new penny".
        >
        > The tips y'all have posted here are lifesavers! I love reading and seeing the photos of various stages of maintenance, especially Eric's "Barista's Nightmare (http://yhoo.it/hV7wwO). The How-To's like the De-scaling article are exactly what you need to maintain these serviceable machines.
        >
        > I have always loved coffee. My journey has gone from the most basic campfire brew in a pot over a fire to fascination with a portable electronic espresso device I found in my VW Camper Van before I even knew what espresso was. Coffee represents many things to me: it's a tasty beverage that wakes you up, it comes from a fascinating array of places, and the act of sharing it is one of the nicest things you can do. I wrote a little about my personal discoveries here: http://bit.ly/h5I0Go
        >
        > I'm sure I'll have lots of questions. And, I'll post the progress I make along the way if it adds to what's already got here.
        >
        > All the best,
        >
        > Mike
        >
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