Shot Mirror

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Endo
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Shot Mirror

Post by Endo » Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:30 am

Stole an old mirror from a compact case in my wife's purse and add a little blu-tack to hold it in place at the right angle. No more sore back! :lol:
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Re: Shot Mirror

Post by LJCoffeeGuy » Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:32 pm

I've been trying to find a way to do that as well, but include some way to adjust the angle. I, too, am tired of the sore back!

EspressoParts has shot mirrors, but can't see spending that much on it.

http://www.espressoparts.com/cgi-bin/ep ... _id=450915

I'll go raid my wife's drawer for a mirror and report back when I get a prototype. I was thinking of something that was about 3" wide and triangular with an adjustable back. We'll see.....

Darren
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Re: Shot Mirror

Post by Endo » Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:35 pm

The Blu-tack rolled into a cylinder and then stuck full length in the wedge between the mirror and front cover worked surprisingly well. It made the mirror adjustable, but solid enough not to move. And when I feel like removing it, all that's required is a pull. A spray of Simple Green should clean it all off without a trace.

My mirror is a bit on the thin side (about 0.75" x 2.5"). I would say a 1.5" x 3" rectangle would be perfect. The one at EspressoParts is much more expensive and is really made for a bigger machine like a double La Marzocco. It's WAY too big for the Mini.

I love no cost solutions! :bounce:
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Re: Shot Mirror

Post by LJCoffeeGuy » Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:56 pm

No cost is the best cost! Good work.

What bean are you using for the shot? Looks great? We need more videos of extractions on this site! My shots are lacking lately!
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Re: Shot Mirror

Post by Endo » Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:10 pm

It's my own roast. A blend of Papa New Guinea Plantation AA and Brazilian Santos. I've turned into a freshness snob lately and can't seem to stop playing with the Behmor.
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Re: Shot Mirror

Post by caf4brains » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:23 pm

Excellent idea that will cut down on the number of squats I do to see the pour. My knees thank you!

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