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  1. Coffee Accessories
    I would like to make my own tamper, I have a very good friend who is an engineer, and will let me use his lathe. Does anyone know the best place to source stainless steel bar? Thanks
  2. Sage Forum
    Thanks for educating me on the DB and dose yesterday boys..... I've now moved on to Tamper: I was determined to keep with the stock double basket after my dosing education though last night when I got in I tested the stock tamper with the stock basket...... quite a gap around the edges, so I...
  3. Coffee Lounge
    All, trying to get my head around the reason for adjusting the OPV on my new to me Gaggia Classic. I've done a whole bunch of searching, but nothing that exactly answered my question. Closest I got was here. Right now I am trying to dial in the tamp/grind/dose to just get flow through the...
  4. New Members Section
    Hiya, i just purchased a gaggia classic second hand which came with the standard tamp. It doesn't fit very well so I would like to a better one unfortunately I can't afford a reg barber 58mm so I was wondering if you have an alternative suggestions? thanksin advance.
  5. Barista Skills for the home enthusiast
    Hi All, Owing to my main grinder suddenly going down without warning I'm using my backup (an old Krupps burr grinder). The particle size on this grinder is slightly larger so I compensated by tamping firmer and my machine still choked slightly. I was wondering what people's experiences had...
  6. Sold
    Used for the shortest of short whiles (you could count on your fingers how many times its touched coffee), I then sold my espresso machine without having a clue what I was buying next (the long way of saying its in pristine condition). It's been boxed up ever since with no immediate sings of...
  7. Coffee Lounge
    Hi, I really want to get something like the OCD to distribute my coffee grounds more evenly, as I think I'm having issues with channeling... but I definitely don't want to pay £150 either... Does anyone know of a similar version of the OCD but for a cheaper price? thanks in advance! Rory
  8. Coffee Accessories
    Hi there, is there a scientific way to measure the pressure of the tamp so as to produce perfect pressure every time or is this less importunity than other factors? i was told by a friend that you can use a small set of scales and press down to desired value i cannot remember the value? any...
  9. Barista Skills for the home enthusiast
    I'm using a 17g marked La Marzocco basket in my Rocket Premium plus V3. The previous owner recommended 19g, so I have been weighing the coffee and hitting 19g. I have seen other techniques and videos that fill the basket, collapse, fill, collapse and then sweep off the top such that it is...
  10. Sold
    Perfect condition, used approximately 2/3 times a day since August. 58.50mm What else can I say....... its green and it tamps [emoji3]
  11. Rancilio Forum
    I've already ordered the Rancilio tamp, which is flat, but it's interesting to find that the plastic tamp provided, which is destined for the bin, with the Silvia is convex!! Curious or meaningless?
  12. Coffee Accessories
    Im looking at getting a new tamper as the one with the SDB I recently got just seems to leave that bit too much around the edge (after all it couldn't possibly be my tekkers, I've been tamping for 2 weeks now Having hit the google and accessed the slippery slopes of 'for a bit more money I...
  13. Coffee Accessories
    Had my classic 3-4 years now, and I don't think its performing as well this last year or so. Symptoms: There's a longer wait between pressing the button and the coffee leaving the portafilter. Around 10 seconds I would say. Even though the coffee appears fairly coarse, I have to tamp lighter...
  14. Lever Forum
    My interest was piqued by a couple of posts in another thread , so thought I would post a separate thread rather than hijack the other. I've heard lots of people talk about tamping light on the L1. Having said that, I found Matt Perger's recent discussion of tamp pressure quite compelling...
  15. Coffee Lounge
    Hi i don't want to damage the kitchen surfaces nor the Portafilter, so what do you use ? tamp Matt ? tamp holder ? or kitchen surfaces ?!
  16. Coffee Accessories
    I have a rocket and i'm going to go for a bottomless pf. I'm wondering what you use as a stand (if any).
  17. Coffee Beans
    Hi I'm having difficulty trying to get a drinkable single origin espresso. I think the problem is down to not being able to grind fine enough. Can someone take a moment to check my experiments and conclusions and see if I'm on the right track or have missed something? Thanks Set up La Pavoni...
  18. Coffee Lounge
    So after putting coffee chap through his paces I picked up an SJ from him yesterday (top man)!! But now I nee to learn a whole new ball game.. So first question is Pulling a shot?? Is this where I'm filling the basket from the grinder?? In conjunction with this how much do I full the basket??
  19. Coffee Accessories
    Hi Everyone I'm confused. Being relatively new to coffee I have read and seen videos that the rule to thumb when filling your basket with ground coffee is to fill it so that the coffee is level with the top of the basket and then tamp. This I have done but if I was to weigh the amount of coffee...
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