After much experimentation, frustration, thought, testing and retesting, I have finally decided on the final method to seal the main tube to the top plate. Many failed experiments were tested before shipping, but the most reliable method at the time was used. The first 10 units had an o-ring in the channel, this worked on […]
The Mahlgut MG-1 is here! It’s got some good company with the HG-1 and Feldgrind in the background. Over the next couple weeks I plan to use the Mahlgut and put it through it’s paces here at the Forge lab. I think it will be a nice grinder for me. When I want to travel […]
Last of the pre-order queue went out today! You should have all gotten a tracking number, if not please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you a link. New orders won’t have a queue to wait in, but could be up to a week of build time depending on my schedule and other orders […]
Forges are shipping out daily. They are still on pre-order status until I have fully caught up on all pre-orders. As of today, 15 units have shipped with another 37 to go. I’m hoping by the 1st or so to have caught up on all pre-orders. Thank you all for your patience.
Exciting time! I have just received the parts today. Build time will be a little longer than I had hoped, there is a single burr still left on the lower rings that prevents perfect threading, so I need to just add the step of removing that. This shouldn’t add much time, but it is something […]
I had a custom run of tubing made, black and double thickness of what is available off-the-shelf. This should give better insulation, as well as a very sure grip when locking the basket in. Will be installed a little lower on the production units, the scrap tubing I had to test fitting was a little […]
While the next run is being completed by our machine shop, I’ve decided to spend a little spare time on this: http://www.home-barista.com/levers/open-source-lever-project-kit-style-t39181.html Join in on the fun and see what we come up with together!
We are fully sold out of version 2 unit! We will have stock of our new v2.1 units in around January 2016. Would like to thank all our customers for making it happen. In the future small refinements are planned for the next production run, but overall the core of the device will remain very […]
The Background The idea is to get a higher shot temperature out of the Forge than would be otherwise easily possible by pre-heating with just boiling water. First introduced on HB by Peter (beananimal) here: http://www.home-barista.com/espresso-machines/espressoforge-first-impressions-t35885-160.html#p423659 The Setup The Forge placed ontop of a Fino 1.2L kettle. My Forge has a small hole drilled in […]