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Date: 12 Jan 2007 10:59:43
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Subject: Reg Barber us curve, Euro curve and C-flat experiences with Silvia
I'm looking in trying the us curve or C-flat base for Reg barber, been
using the flat base, I'm thinking that the curve will illiminate the
screen srew indentation on the coffe grounds after each pull.

Anyone like these above tampers better





 
Date: 12 Jan 2007 13:37:14
From: DavidMLewis
Subject: Re: Reg Barber us curve, Euro curve and C-flat experiences with Silvia

GeeDubb wrote:
> I use the flat for my Silvia and curved for the Unic Diva. The Sylvia uses
> a screen dispersion which I feel needs a flat surface to work best on. The
> Unic uses a shower head dispersion which I've found the curved surface works
> best on.
>
> Now having said that, has anybody used a naked PF to see if there's a
> difference when the tamped surface is flat vs curved?
>
In my experience it seems to vary both with the dispersion screen
design and with the basket shape. On my Techno, a flat tamper will
result in the pour starting in a ring around the center of the basket,
whereas one of Vivace's Ergo-Packers, which has an edge 2 mm higher
than its center (i.e. is slightly convex), results in an even start to
the pour. As you say, all this is only visible with a chopped
portafilter.

Best,
David



 
Date: 12 Jan 2007 12:45:53
From: GeeDubb
Subject: Re: Reg Barber us curve, Euro curve and C-flat experiences with Silvia

<sborczak@gmail.com > wrote in message
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> I'm looking in trying the us curve or C-flat base for Reg barber, been
> using the flat base, I'm thinking that the curve will illiminate the
> screen srew indentation on the coffe grounds after each pull.
>
> Anyone like these above tampers better
>

I use the flat for my Silvia and curved for the Unic Diva. The Sylvia uses
a screen dispersion which I feel needs a flat surface to work best on. The
Unic uses a shower head dispersion which I've found the curved surface works
best on.

Now having said that, has anybody used a naked PF to see if there's a
difference when the tamped surface is flat vs curved?

Gary



  
Date: 12 Jan 2007 12:14:12
From: I->Ian
Subject: Re: Reg Barber us curve, Euro curve and C-flat experiences with Silvia
On Fri, 12 Jan 2007 12:45:53 -0700, "GeeDubb" <geedubb@qwest.net >
wrote:


>Now having said that, has anybody used a naked PF to see if there's a
>difference when the tamped surface is flat vs curved?
>
>Gary

Check out the Home Barista Tamper Road Show
http://www.home-barista.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1912


   
Date: 12 Jan 2007 16:20:17
From: GeeDubb
Subject: Re: Reg Barber us curve, Euro curve and C-flat experiences with Silvia

"I- >Ian" <someone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 12 Jan 2007 12:45:53 -0700, "GeeDubb" <geedubb@qwest.net>
> wrote:
>
>
>>Now having said that, has anybody used a naked PF to see if there's a
>>difference when the tamped surface is flat vs curved?
>>
>>Gary
>
> Check out the Home Barista Tamper Road Show
> http://www.home-barista.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1912

this would have better answered the OP's question
http://www.home-barista.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=24

both are very interesting threads.

Gary