• A pair of Ikea cabinet door handles serves as a cup rail.
  • Only $5 and backed with a very strong magnet, this Ikea timer and alarm can be used in both a countup or countdown fashion.

    Nice part is that it will remember the last used countdown time as well. Convenient not to have to set the time for each shot...
  • The Brewtus has just been turned on and is far from it's operational temperature of 95 degrees Celcius.
  • A large plastic funnel from Ikea, perfect for topping-up the reservoir.
  • Rival Seal-a-Meal vacuum canisters are ideal for roasted bean storage...
  • Does anyone have a source for these? My favorite cup, it's a 68cc Bologna pattern made by IPA of Italy.

da Brewtus gets some bling

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Here's the new Brewtus with two simple accessories added: cabinet door handles as cup rails and a timer, both courtesy of Ikea.

The timer works particularily well as a shot timer, as it has a strong magnet that keeps it parked securely enough right on top of the E-61 grouphead. A nice feature is that it works as both a countup or a countdown timer, the latter providing an alarm when it reaches 0. It also recalls the last countdown time used at the moment you silence the alarm, ready to go again for timing the next shot.

Though I have it set to 25 seconds, I stop my pulls at around 10-17 seconds (after first drop) for my usual ristrettos, for a total draw of roughly 0.4-0.8 ounces.

da Brewtus gets some bling
Sunday, June 11, 2006

blog sighting at ikeahacker.blogspot.com/2006/07/cool-cuppa.html and nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2006_07_01_nagonthelake_archive...

Video on YouTube

  1. StockholmBeijing 106 months ago | reply

    What an amazing rig you have! I wish you were my next door neighbour...

  2. cgfan 106 months ago | reply

    Thank you, ruidianren.

    I must admit, though, that I feel that I'm just barely catching up, if even that, to some of the other caffeinateds here on Flickr... Around here there's certainly some pretty impressive kit on display!

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