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I read the post on HB about your measured temperature.

Post use the following search parameters to narrow your results: subreddit:subreddit find submissions in "subreddit" author:username find submissions by "username" site:example.com find … Save over 40% off the annual cover price. Espresso geeks are always trying to measure and adjust the pressure and temperature of our machines to make better shots. Whether you're a veteran barista or a newbie coffee convert, there's something deeply satisfying about a sipping a cup of joe that you brewed yourself — and not just by pushing a button. I truly enjoyed the coffee during our last vacation, thanks a lot!". Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. I am pretty sure it will not be idle if you backflush with water after each espresso making session before shutting the machine off. Use it for backflushing. Not sure how you can attach a pressure gauge on a built-in 2 spout portafilter. However, for a bit more money, you can get a machine that comes with a detachable pressure gauge and tamper, so you can get an exact brew every time. It did not look that big in the drawing, and I guess it is one ... That would have to be removable because of the size of the gauge will not pass through the naked portafilter. DaveC #4: Post by DaveC » December 11th, 2006, 5:49 pm. The final thing to consider is the portafilter. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. We strive to offer the best pricing, request a price match here. So now I have an idle OWC OEM portafilter. These higher-end machines may also have functions that incorporate boiling and grinding into one convenient setup, which can help streamline the whole process.

Post Grizzled GUG Veteran; Posts: 237; Thank my lucky stars for finding all of you. Subject: DIY Portafilter guage I have got me a oversized pressure/temp guage off the interwebs. When thse pumps fail, you tend to get a constant flicking of the gauge from 3 bar to 12 bar. Skip to the beginning of the images gallery, All copy and images copyright ©2018 Espresso Parts, How to brew cold brew coffee in Yama Tower, How to change espresso baskets and screens, Scace 2 - Espresso Machine Thermofilter - Temperature & Pressure Device, Stubby Screwdriver - Espresso Parts Branded, Pallo Caffeine Wrench - Original Multi-Function Barista Tool, Pallo Coffee Tool Espresso Machine Brush - Black, Espresso Machine Thermofilter 1 - Temperature Device - Scace Device Only. Is there a small gap at the top lip of the portafilter? And while many manual espresso machines require a fair bit of trial and error to get the pressure just right, you can invest in a higher-quality machine with a gauge that'll let you know if you're getting the ideal 9 bars of pressure for a standard espresso shot. No coupon code needed. If the balanced bypass was fault, I wouldn't expect the pressure to keep ramping up (possibly the opposite). CoffeeSnobs – Home-made Portafilter (PF) Gauge for under $25, Dozens of projects in every issue covering Robots, Drones, 3D printing, craft and more, Tips and skill-building tutorials with inspiration from the leaders of the maker community. Why is there no seal? Quick Shipping Measure pump dispensing pressure right at the group head. Post

Top. The correct wire diameter will simulate the brew flow. and tune in the brew process you want.

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Pressure Gauge Kit for Portafilters Pressure Gauge Kit for Portafilters with 3/8" thread.

The premium, Italian-imported espresso maker features a high-quality steam-pressure piston with a lever attached, so you can precisely control the speed of extraction. The pressure gauge is a necessity for this. google_ad_client = "ca-pub-2041080816011617"; I bought a bottomless portafilter for the OWC. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Press J to jump to the feed. Simply place your coffee grinds in the reusable filter, add hot water to the chamber, and pump — the piston will help you regulate pressure as you extract. Bob shows a nice DIY portafilter pressure gauge (linked from the Resources page). I ended up adjusting the OPV measured by the static, no-basket setup down to ~9.5 bar, and it produces a significantly improved taste in mouthfeel (admittedly in combination with a PID mod) compared to the original ~12.5 bar. One reviewer wrote: "The quality of this brew is outstanding. google_ad_slot = "4675471574"; Post Post Post (under the upper lip of the basket). It is definitely a purchase for the next 20+ years. The site requires javascript to be enabled for the best user experience. The thermofilter that Susan and I built had a fine guitar string passage molded into the epoxy puck, and the thermocouple bead was in the direct path. Gauge is not liquid filled.

If there, is then you are probably getting a good head seal without the basket as there may be sufficient gasket "flex" to close the hole.

Designed for folks who want high-quality coffee when away from home, the lightweight device lets you pump your own espresso anywhere, without any batteries or electricity. Price Match Guarantee To help you out, it comes with an instructional video to assist with what some call the "learning curve." One reviewer wrote: "[I] have been extremely happy with it's quality in pulling espresso shots, foaming milk, and overall quality in craftsmanship. Pressure Gauge Kit for Portafilters Pressure Gauge Kit for Portafilters with 3/8" thread.

Any other advice for measuring and tuning pressure on my Gaggia Classic would be appreciated. John Edgar Park likes to make things and tell people about it. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience.

by Grant » December 12th, 2006, 12:06 am, #9: [CDATA[ Post Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. Please try again. by jesawdy » December 12th, 2006, 3:29 pm. Old White Coffee with Steam Knob on Front, Pre-2015 Gaggia Classic + PID Control(brew and steam). With the basket in, I very slowly climb up to ~5.5 bar, and it requires a couple pulls to get the gauge to settle out.

Espresso geeks are always trying to measure and adjust the pressure and temperature of our machines to make better shots. Subject: Portafilter Pressure Gauge Question On both the Expobar I returned and the Spaziale S1 I now own, when I attach a pressure gauge to a portafilter to check the pressure, the portafilter leaks water around the group gasket. [...] For anyone looking to truly understand the art form mastered by baristas, this investment is priceless!". Content including all text and images in part or in whole may. Parts Ship Free on Orders $15 or More! Re: Use OWC OEM portafilter for DIY pressure and/or temp gauge? For true coffee aficionados who want the best of the best and are willing to make an investment to get it, this classic La Pavoni PPG-16 is your machine. That portafiler is an old one and didn't seem to connect correctly with the basket, as it seemed to sorta jam in the grouphead gasket compared to my normal portafilter or the gauge portafilter without the basket. All rights reserved. I recently bought a JoeFrex screw-on pressure gauge to put on my disused Gaggia bottom portafilter; I removed the dual spouts and screwed the gauge on in its place.

It's built with a manual lever to control the water pressure, offering at-home baristas complete control over their java creations. Complete 3/8" portafilter fitting and pressure gauge for easy to use, quick maintenance on your machine. Material: Stainless Steel, Plastic Dimensions: Ø4cm x 7,5 cm (Ø1,6 x3 inch) Pressure Gauge Kit for Portafilters PLEASE CHECK IF YOU CAN REMOVE THE SPOUT FROM YOUR PORTAFILTER. For purists who want to make rich-tasting coffee that they have total control over — without spending an arm and a leg — the Flair Espresso Maker is the best option by far. this is what I did with an extra one. This forum is closed to new posts. Water definitely needs to flow. This option also pulls out all the stops with extras: It comes with a tamper, portafilter, cleaning brush, dose trimming tool, filter baskets, and steaming pitcher. One reviewer wrote: "This is the perfect gadget for all the coffee and nature lovers! The DIY thermofilter basket will work with your bottomless portafilter. According to reviewers, it makes excellent espresso ("better than most home machines available" one fan noted), yet it won't set you back several hundreds of dollars. Wow....that was simple. It doesn't actually make sense mechanically. But with the basket, it is letting in air as the gasket is blocked by the basket.. google_ad_width = 468; #1: The DIY thermofilter basket will work with your bottomless portafilter. I am pretty sure it will not be idle if you backflush with water after each espresso making session before shutting the machine off. Complete 3/8" portafilter fitting and pressure gauge for easy to use, quick maintenance on your machine. And while you'll have to boil water and grind the beans separately, the small gadget gives you total control over your brew (one reviewer suggests eight seconds of light pressure to pre-infuse before increasing to a solid stream). I can use this for backflushing, but I’m wondering if it could be modded for the greater good. And works great...not a single drop leaks out now. by jesawdy » December 11th, 2006, 1:15 pm, #3: In case you're new to DIY artisanal coffee, the secret to making a great brew is being able to control the water pressure, which is why the best manual espresso machines have … All rights reserved. Not sure how you can attach a pressure gauge on a built-in 2 spout portafilter. This portafilter has two spouts built directly into the base, not a single spout with a detachable two spout add-on.

I meant to reply to this sooner but failed, sorry!

A true design piece, it has a chic rosewood handle that accentuates the copper and brass plating, and reviewers noted that it's not difficult to use, though it does take some practice to find your rhythm. I have some concerns about my machine which I will add to this thread later, but I wanted to test a couple things first. My wife and I have several coffee shops in the area we live in that we enjoy going to, and since we bought this, we realized that the quality of their coffee (that we were so happy with before) pales in comparison to the body, smoothness, and repeatability of this brew.".

Like the gearhead distinction between theoretical engine horsepower and actual power to the wheels of a car, we don’t always trust the boiler manometer, and want to know what the pressure is right at the portafilter (where the coffee grounds are). and all its parts are copyrighted, all As you say, making backflushing convenient each day is more important.