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Old 18-06-2010, 09:23   #31
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Yes, it's great. I actually use an aeropress for the espresso because it is so easy to clean. (you can google that) and makes smooth brew but I draw the water for it from the spout knob. Then the thing is hissing and it's time to steam the milk (I have actually grown to prefer the dry stuff from a box, it has that milk from the farm taste.

The make is Bellman. A copy of an early Italian machine. They make a steamer without the coffee guts and spout but were out when I ordered (from some place in NYC I found on the internet) so they sent me the whole unit for the price of the steamer...which I think was about $90. The steamer only, $55 if I remember correctly. Anyway, it has worked very well and there really isn't anything to break. A few gaskets..But do make sure the top is seated well. It can really jump off the stove with quite a bang if it's not.
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Old 18-06-2010, 09:27   #32
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Head. I'd strip out the head and use a bucket. Keep a porta just for compliance and weld it shut.

If I put in anything, it will be a compost toilet.
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Old 18-06-2010, 09:37   #33
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Bellman Stove Top Coffee Maker




Wow!! This one has a guage!!!!!!!!! can watch it till it explodes!!!!!!!!!!!



Thats a true techno sailors toy

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A high quality 18/10 stainless steel stove top coffee maker with Pressure gauge and frothing wand. The Bellman’s Retro styling derives from a long line of stovetop machines- once known as the "Vesubio” it has undergone various transformations over time and appeared under the various names of Elebak, Via Veneto and Benjamin & Medwin. It produces quality espresso just like a good Italian stovetop ‘Moka’ pot, but most importantly, it also produces a strong jet of steam to froth and heat milk for cappuccinos, lattes, etc. The CX25P pressure gauge model on offer here is the very latest produced by Bellman and is a totally new innovation on this classic design.
When the gauge reads in the Green zone you are ready to make your espresso! Leave it until it just reaches the Yellow zone and you are ready to froth!
Using the included reducer the Bellman can easily and quickly produce from 2-9 cups of fine coffee at a time. The stainless steel and heat resistant Bakelite construction guarantee a long working life and the removable top makes cleaning the unit extremely simple.
This coffee maker has a superb clean industrial design look and will be an excellent addition to any modern kitchen…
Ideal for the home, camping and travel. The Bellman works well on gas and electric stove-tops.
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Old 18-06-2010, 09:44   #34
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That looks like my compost toilet
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Old 18-06-2010, 09:45   #35
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Head. I'd strip out the head and use a bucket. Keep a porta just for compliance and weld it shut.

If I put in anything, it will be a compost toilet.
I'm stripping out the heads right now. There aren't any holding tanks and I don't want that septic slosh anyway but My "bucket" is going to have this on it to make it a type III MSD composting head. (It will also have an exhaust fan and crank..)
(See composting toilets thread for more..but fif you need to google it it's a "urine sepperating privy kit" from Ecovita. I'd post photos but I haven't the slightes idea how to get my own photos up here)
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Old 18-06-2010, 09:46   #36
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wow a homebrew composter. very nice. now that IS high tech!
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I couldn't see the need for a guage. When the steam is coming by the relief valve it's doing it's thing. The thing is hardly "techno"! That's what I like about it.
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I couldn't see the need for a guage. When the steam is coming by the relief valve it's doing it's thing. The thing is hardly "techno"! That's what I like about it.
Are you talking about the coffee machine or the composting toilet?


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Old 18-06-2010, 10:08   #39
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MarkJ - I think it's dual function! Saves space!
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Old 18-06-2010, 10:12   #40
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Thumbs up What to leave off

I will leave off-

My work hat
My tie
My work shoes
My boss
My Ex
Politics
Anything that moves fast except my kids.
My schedule

I have to keep the creature comforts or I will have to leave my wife off.

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Wow you guys are including things that are so far off my list I didn't even think of them as "leave outs". Washer & dryer...espresso machine...I never even considered stuff like that as options!
We WILL have a proper head though.
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We WILL have a proper head though.
I'm so sorry!
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"Whisper" had a regular head but no holding tank and we felt we needed to deal with that, so we yanked out the head and installed one of the composting toilets (Air Head). That meant we didn't have to give up any space for a holding tank and we got to eliminate two holes in the hull.

Composters work great by the way.
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Conrad,

Thanks for the expresso machine thingy, I'm not a big coffee drinker but the wife is. Needless to say I will not show her this thread.

Incidentally, we did meet someone a few years ago that had a baby grand piano in the saloon of their yacht. They had the boat built and the piano was inserted before the deck went on.

My wife is/was a piano teacher and thought that was good but a little excessive, we had a keyboard.

Therefore I must add to my list:- Left off a baby grand piano.

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Get-a-life, you're welcome. Steamed milk is great for cocoa too so perhaps you'll get some use out of it! To tell you the truth, Ive used it three or four times a day for over a year and still haven't used the coffee part. The Aeropress is so easy to clean and makes such good brew that I use the steamer only. Perhaps I will have to leave the aeropress offboard when the time comes to save space? Nahhh!
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