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by PyroKerry
Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Dream and Dream T Common Feature Discussions
Topic: Dream Orders On Temporary Hold
Replies: 13
Views: 3213

Re: Dream Orders On Temporary Hold

I'll second that, Chas. I think I have the first one shipped and use the hot water function regularly, and have never had this problem.
by PyroKerry
Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: Dream T Day One Issues
Topic: A Leak/Drip from the..discharge valve?
Replies: 19
Views: 6083

Re: A Leak/Drip from the..discharge valve?

I think I had the first one out the door and CCS didn't put the mesh on mine.Spraying hasn't been a problem so far.
by PyroKerry
Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Dream and Dream T Common Feature Discussions
Topic: File on SD Card
Replies: 7
Views: 2043

Re: File on SD Card

Chas, That is odd. I can write profiles, and I can then load the profile I have written. When I select 'Write' with the SD card connected, it gives the same 'Next Firmware' error message you get. But, when I look at the contents of the SD card, it has a new copy of the profile file with the new para...
by PyroKerry
Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Dream and Dream T Common Feature Discussions
Topic: Dream vs GS/3 Throwdown
Replies: 50
Views: 18594

Re: Dream vs GS/3 Throwdown

Chas,
Do you use the VST filter baskets with your GS/3?
by PyroKerry
Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Dream General Q&A
Topic: Living The Dream
Replies: 68
Views: 15407

Re: Living The Dream

I also didn't understand that the Password option protects the entire menu system from use until a PW is used. I mistakenly turned it on and found out the hard way. They probably should put the default password in the User's Manual for idiots like me. Fortunately, the default PW is 1234 and I crack...
by PyroKerry
Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Dream General Q&A
Topic: Living The Dream
Replies: 68
Views: 15407

Re: Living The Dream

Good news about the Scace. I read the old post where you sold yours and wondered if Sakurama still had it. Looking at Espresso Parts site, it looks like they are still selling them.
by PyroKerry
Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Dream General Q&A
Topic: Living The Dream
Replies: 68
Views: 15407

Re: Living The Dream

Yes, in the sub menu Program, go to MultiProfiles. You can change each name.
by PyroKerry
Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Dream General Q&A
Topic: Living The Dream
Replies: 68
Views: 15407

Re: Living The Dream

Chas, Yes, I just read what I wrote and realized that the .csv file should not have been there. I had the SD card plugged in the day I got the Dream and had pressed OK at the Write menu prompt, got the 'Next Firmware' message and forgot about it. I was playing with the Write and Read just now; they ...
by PyroKerry
Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Dream General Q&A
Topic: Living The Dream
Replies: 68
Views: 15407

Re: Living The Dream

Chas, I think when you see the wavy line under the Group Boiler temp display it means its heater is on. No, didn't get any kind of user manual. I figured I was supposed to use the .pdf online. I asked for mine to be 20A (it's an option when you order). I'll bet a bag of Black Cat that the S1D_0107.b...
by PyroKerry
Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Dream General Q&A
Topic: Living The Dream
Replies: 68
Views: 15407

Re: Living The Dream

Excellent! Yes, this certainly warrants its own post. Mine was set to 201degF group temp, 256degF boiler for about 1.2 bar, group pressure 9bar, preinfusion off. I also bumped the preinfusion to 4s; that's the only change I've made. I had no manual in the box. I wondered if every PF basket was that ...
by PyroKerry
Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Dream General Q&A
Topic: Living The Dream
Replies: 68
Views: 15407

Re: Living The Dream

Wow. I'm sure Chris appreciates the time you're putting in to this project.

From what I've come to understand, the GS/3 is the gold standard of prosumer machines. Being able to document the differences should be fascinating.

Kerry
by PyroKerry
Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Dream General Q&A
Topic: Living The Dream
Replies: 68
Views: 15407

Re: Living The Dream

I've been using mine daily as well; learning and generally playing around with a lot of different coffees. I've been taking a stab at latte art recently which doesn't have a lot to do with expresso! I really couldn't be happier with the Dream. From my very new perspective, it's consistent and reliab...
by PyroKerry
Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Dream General Q&A
Topic: Living The Dream
Replies: 68
Views: 15407

Re: Living The Dream

Having a lot of fun with the Dream. Many beans are being sacrificed so I can develop some skills. Having an instrument that is so consistent makes a huge difference; I know when the result changes it's because of something I did - the grind, the distribution, the tamp. I've read and re-read Jim Schu...
by PyroKerry
Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Dream General Q&A
Topic: Living The Dream
Replies: 68
Views: 15407

Re: Living The Dream

Thanks, Chas.
by PyroKerry
Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Dream General Q&A
Topic: Living The Dream
Replies: 68
Views: 15407

Re: Living The Dream

My pleasure, Chas. I know I will learn a lot from you and others on this forum, and I'm glad to help where I can. I would have answered sooner but I was at a cupping this morning! It's a coffee day. That is a very thorough water removal regime! You are quite right, there was very little water in the...
by PyroKerry
Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Dream General Q&A
Topic: Living The Dream
Replies: 68
Views: 15407

Re: Living The Dream

Here are pictures of all of the menus. There are a few, like MAT, that are not implemented in the machine. https://plus.google.com/photos/115029628469634489852/albums/5821962860914048721 The coffee boiler temp doesn't drop much during a pull. I have the coffee boiler set to 201degF and the readout w...
by PyroKerry
Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Dream General Q&A
Topic: Living The Dream
Replies: 68
Views: 15407

Re: Living The Dream

Thanks for loading the pics of your new machine...this helps out a lot. I am planning on visiting CCS next week to see a demo of the machine in person. Is there anyway you can take a few more pictures of the display while the machine is powered up? I would be interested in seeing the menus and the ...
by PyroKerry
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Dream General Q&A
Topic: Living The Dream
Replies: 68
Views: 15407

Re: Living The Dream

Yes, that's the most import information. Unfortunately, I'm a complete noob when it comes to espresso; this is my first machine. I've read everything I can, I'm starting with good coffee and equipment, and beginning last night (and this morning :grin: ) I'm practicing. I actually pulled a double tha...
by PyroKerry
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: Dream General Q&A
Topic: Living The Dream
Replies: 68
Views: 15407

Re: Living The Dream

I talked to the techs at Chris' Coffee and they do their best to get it out, but it's somewhat of a sealed system. I don't see any way to drain the coffee boiler directly. I think most of the water is in the steam boiler. That has a drain plug at the bottom, but I think that's a single use part - th...
by PyroKerry
Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: S1 Dream & S1 Dream T Pre-launch Discussions
Topic: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders
Replies: 64
Views: 33811

Re: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders

I put all of the pictures on Google. Tell me if you can access this link:
https://plus.google.com/photos/11502962 ... 6777644785

Kerry
by PyroKerry
Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: Dream General Q&A
Topic: Living The Dream
Replies: 68
Views: 15407

Re: Living The Dream

Maybe tomorrow for you, Brian?

I added a few more of the touch screen electronics as I had it apart to dry.

It's a nicely made piece of equipment, very easy to get at everything.
by PyroKerry
Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Dream General Q&A
Topic: Living The Dream
Replies: 68
Views: 15407

Re: Living The Dream

Back together and warming up; I've got the water and drain plumbed. There don't seem to be any problems.
by PyroKerry
Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: S1 Dream & S1 Dream T Pre-launch Discussions
Topic: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders
Replies: 64
Views: 33811

Re: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders

Thanks, Endo! It's back together and no worse for being wet. I'd guess that it got laid on its back during UPS shipping and that causes what water is left in the boiler to come out.
by PyroKerry
Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Dream General Q&A
Topic: Living The Dream
Replies: 68
Views: 15407

Living The Dream

It has arrived! UPS came with a nice double-boxed shipment from Chris' Coffee. As I promised Chas, I took many photos. I've got all of them, good resolution, on Google: https://plus.google.com/photos/115029628469634489852/albums/5821527816777644785 I guess water from the tanks leaked out in transit,...
by PyroKerry
Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: S1 Dream & S1 Dream T Pre-launch Discussions
Topic: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders
Replies: 64
Views: 33811

Re: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders

It has arrived!

I've posted my pics in the Dream General Q&A. Here's a couple:
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Unboxed and wet!
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The guts
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by PyroKerry
Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: S1 Dream & S1 Dream T Pre-launch Discussions
Topic: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders
Replies: 64
Views: 33811

Re: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders

I asked Mary that question a couple of weeks ago. She said it's a UPS ground shipment and Chris' Coffee does not request a signature. It's an 84lb shipment :shock:
by PyroKerry
Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: S1 Dream & S1 Dream T Pre-launch Discussions
Topic: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders
Replies: 64
Views: 33811

Re: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders

This time it's for real! :grin:

Just got a call from Mr. Chris and he is shipping tonight - I even got a tracking number. :bounce:
by PyroKerry
Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: S1 Dream & S1 Dream T Pre-launch Discussions
Topic: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders
Replies: 64
Views: 33811

Re: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders

I ordered the pre-infusion chamber also, no doubt contributing to the delay. At first I was hoping to be experimenting with my new machine as early as this weekend. Now, I'm hoping by next weekend! I'm still far more interested in them getting it right than fast. I agree completely, Brian. When it ...
by PyroKerry
Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: S1 Dream & S1 Dream T Pre-launch Discussions
Topic: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders
Replies: 64
Views: 33811

Re: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders

Don't get too jealous, Brian. I'm fairly sure mine didn't ship yesterday, either. I didn't get a UPS tracking email and CCS always sends that.
Kerry
by PyroKerry
Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: S1 Dream & S1 Dream T Pre-launch Discussions
Topic: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders
Replies: 64
Views: 33811

Re: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders

Chas,
As a total espresso noob, it also seemed to me that the MAT would be most useful to a beginner. It would certainly be easier than keeping a manual thermometer in the pitcher.
Kerry
by PyroKerry
Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: S1 Dream & S1 Dream T Pre-launch Discussions
Topic: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders
Replies: 64
Views: 33811

Re: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders

No, but I can dream about living the Dream! I just got off the phone with Mary at Chris' Coffee. They wanted to fuss with the machines a little longer yesterday and this morning, so they've just packed them up for shipment this afternoon. I'm two days away in Illinois by UPS ground so I should see i...
by PyroKerry
Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: S1 Dream & S1 Dream T Pre-launch Discussions
Topic: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders
Replies: 64
Views: 33811

Re: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders

There is an updated manual for the Dream on Chris' site. Several new items added including a section about creating User Profiles. And, a few words on the 'MAT' option: "The MAT option has not been enabled yet on the S1 Dream and is a feature that will be available in the near future. The MAT system...
by PyroKerry
Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: S1 Dream & S1 Dream T Pre-launch Discussions
Topic: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders
Replies: 64
Views: 33811

Re: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders

Woohoo! Just got a call from Mary; they're wrenching on my machine and it may get shipped today! :bounce:
by PyroKerry
Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: S1 Dream & S1 Dream T Pre-launch Discussions
Topic: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders
Replies: 64
Views: 33811

Re: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders

I noticed today on the Chris' Coffee Dream page that they have a link to the Dream and Dream T manuals. I think this is new, but I could just be very slow...
by PyroKerry
Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: S1 Dream & S1 Dream T Pre-launch Discussions
Topic: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders
Replies: 64
Views: 33811

Re: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders

Will do, Chas - pictures of anything you want. I love taking things apart :bounce:

Kerry
by PyroKerry
Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: S1 Dream & S1 Dream T Pre-launch Discussions
Topic: S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders
Replies: 64
Views: 33811

S1 Dream machine Now taking pre-orders

I just got an email from Mary at Chris' Coffee. They're now taking pre-orders for the S1 Dream.

Kerry

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