I'm Guy the canuk_guy ... or something like that. I appreciate you taking a few moments to post on the forum here. As I'm a stove top sort of user I have convinced myself to start saving up my sheckles for your creation there. It sure does look pretty. And I can smell the coffee when I watch the vids on your website.
Craig - the OTTO guy
10 years 11 months ago#4038by Craig - the OTTO guy
Thanks so much, stoked you're into OTTO. I know it's not an easy reach at the cost but they're really expensive to make. I know everyone will understand when theirs arrive and they see the level of detail we've gone to.
We'll start shipping late in the coming week so you'll have delivery the week of the 7th Sept. I'd love to hear from you when the extracting begins, please let me know how "the little guy" goes, it'll be my pleasure to offer any tips I can.
You must NEVER start the OTTO on a full high red hot electric stove.
This seems to contradict the advice of both Craig and Colin who, unless I've misinterpreted them, advise high electric heat, but a medium gas heat (flames not extending beyond bottom of pot). I'm sure that those buying the Otto would appreciate a definitive answer.
10 years 11 months ago - 10 years 11 months ago#4042by Alan
I'm sure this is open to argument, but I'd understood that "espresso" must be produced at between 9 and 12 bar. If Otto reaches only 3-4 bar (or 5, according to some sources), how then can it be said to produce "espresso"?
I myself have never been a slavish advocate of the "9-bar" rule (I'm quite happy with my Europiccola and with my Atomic), but I'm wondering if some readjustment of the definition of "espresso" is called for . . .
Well Allan as you probably noticed the brew produced by your Europiccola and the ATOMIC are light years different.
The brew extracted from the OTTO is very much an espresso.
The OTTO does this at more or less 5 bars. It is treading on new grounds.
I have been using an OTTO for the past three weeks and although fanatical about the design of my ATOMICS (I have a collection that slices through every major different styles), they have been gathering dust.
You cannot compare the OTTO to the ATOMIC, they are about the same height and look vaguely similar, besides that, every atom is different.
I'll tell you this though: the ATOMIC is a great stepping stone to the OTTO.
Concerning my comment on the high heat.
You never put the OTTO that is filled with cold water on a red hot electrical element set at it's highest level.
You set the OTTO on a shut element and position the heat level at slightly less than full power.
This way the complete OTTO heats up gradually, and you don't shock the base onto a Hades environment.
Frederick, AKA The ATOMIC Guru.