coffee-forum.net
Promoting coffee discussion.

Main
Date: 23 Feb 2007 13:13:31
From: Guy Snape
Subject: Tamper diameter
There are several 57mm diameter tampers on ebay.co.uk but as far as I
can tell (just measuring with a ruler) my basket is 58. Should I hold
out for one that says 58mm or is half a mil all the way round too small
to matter?

Thanks,

- guy
--
Remove the obvious to reply.




 
Date: 26 Feb 2007 01:24:09
From: Jasonian
Subject: Re: Tamper diameter
On Feb 26, 1:29 am, Guy Snape <g...@snapefamily.theobvious.org.uk >
wrote:
> Danny wrote:
> > Guy Snape wrote:
> >> There are several 57mm diameter tampers on ebay.co.uk but as far as I
> >> can tell (just measuring with a ruler) my basket is 58. Should I hold
> >> out for one that says 58mm or is half a mil all the way round too
> >> small to matter?
>
> >> Thanks,
>
> >> - guy
>
> > This is the one I use - Ebay item 190084560670. Every day, nicely made,
> > I've even supplied them to other restaurants when I've trained them what
> > a tamper is :) Fits the commercial 58mm baskets.
>
> > Approx =A312 plus postage from the US. Nice guy to deal with.
>
> > No commercial association etc etc.
And a Texas local. How could I not?

Thanks for the tip.




 
Date: 23 Feb 2007 11:34:48
From: ramboorider@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Tamper diameter
I think the depth of the business end of the tamper has an effect too.
I have 58mm baskets and a couple of 58mm tampers. One of the tampers,
an ESPRO clicker, has a base thats a full cm deep/tall. The other, a
Reg Barber, has a base that's only about 6-7 mm tall. Both feel like
they have the same very limited amount of side to side slop within the
basket. But I can "ulate" (is that the term that was being tossed
around here?) the Reg very easily in the basket but barely move the
ESPRO around in it. The Reg also has a curved bottom, which may have
some effect as well - not sure. In any case, I get much more
consistent shots and virtually no chanelling with the Reg. Chanelling
wasn't a major issue with the ESPRO, but it happened a little bit
fairly often and a lot on occasion.

-Ray



 
Date: 23 Feb 2007 19:05:50
From: Danny
Subject: Re: Tamper diameter
Guy Snape wrote:
> There are several 57mm diameter tampers on ebay.co.uk but as far as I
> can tell (just measuring with a ruler) my basket is 58. Should I hold
> out for one that says 58mm or is half a mil all the way round too small
> to matter?
>
> Thanks,
>
> - guy

This is the one I use - Ebay item 190084560670. Every day, nicely
made, I've even supplied them to other restaurants when I've trained
them what a tamper is :) Fits the commercial 58mm baskets.

Approx 12 plus postage from the US. Nice guy to deal with.

No commercial association etc etc.

--
Regards, Danny

http://www.gaggia-espresso.com (a purely hobby site)



  
Date: 26 Feb 2007 07:29:56
From: Guy Snape
Subject: Re: Tamper diameter
Danny wrote:
> Guy Snape wrote:
>> There are several 57mm diameter tampers on ebay.co.uk but as far as I
>> can tell (just measuring with a ruler) my basket is 58. Should I hold
>> out for one that says 58mm or is half a mil all the way round too
>> small to matter?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> - guy
>
> This is the one I use - Ebay item 190084560670. Every day, nicely made,
> I've even supplied them to other restaurants when I've trained them what
> a tamper is :) Fits the commercial 58mm baskets.
>
> Approx 12 plus postage from the US. Nice guy to deal with.
>
> No commercial association etc etc.
>

Cheaper than I can get one from this country, even with postage from the
US! Thanks Danny.

--
Remove the obvious to reply.


 
Date: 23 Feb 2007 09:37:23
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: Tamper diameter
On Feb 23, 11:51 am, "chardinej" <chard...@nbnet.nb.ca > wrote:
>
> But there is a north-south-east-west tamping technique that does not
> involve clicking the tamper on the side of the PF to dislodge grounds.
> With this they recommend a smaller tamper so you have a bit of room to
> move.

I took a small inkjet bottle, width a little under the PF basket, cut
the bottle back a third above the bottom end, and cored the bottom.
Left enough from an outer flat ridge of the bottom to glue up
alongside the chute of my Capresso grinder. Instant doser chute. The
PF basket fits snug around to the chute, dispenses a more even grind
flow, is softer with less clumping, and now seems to have more room to
tamp further. If careful -- the grind fineness I like the way it is,
which needs a lighter tamp, not to plug the extraction. NSEW involve a
circular edge-rotation of the tamp, focusing along the sides of the
basket, forgoing direct center pressure (and resulting in a slight
dome effect) -- or, a flattening distribution effect, laterally
applied across four measures?



 
Date: 23 Feb 2007 08:51:32
From: chardinej
Subject: Re: Tamper diameter
On Feb 23, 9:33 am, "daveb" <davebobbl...@gmail.com > wrote:
> On Feb 23, 8:13 am, Guy Snape <g...@snapefamily.theobvious.org.uk>
> wrote:
>
> > There are several 57mm diameter tampers on ebay.co.uk but as far as I
> > can tell (just measuring with a ruler) my basket is 58. Should I hold
> > out for one that says 58mm or is half a mil all the way round too small
> > to matter?
>
> > Thanks,
>
> > - guy
> > --
> > Remove the obvious to reply.
>
> yes -- 58 is the one.
>
> dave

But there is a north-south-east-west tamping technique that does not
involve clicking the tamper on the side of the PF to dislodge grounds.
With this they recommend a smaller tamper so you have a bit of room to
move.

John



 
Date: 23 Feb 2007 05:33:06
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Tamper diameter
On Feb 23, 8:13 am, Guy Snape <g...@snapefamily.theobvious.org.uk >
wrote:
> There are several 57mm diameter tampers on ebay.co.uk but as far as I
> can tell (just measuring with a ruler) my basket is 58. Should I hold
> out for one that says 58mm or is half a mil all the way round too small
> to matter?
>
> Thanks,
>
> - guy
> --
> Remove the obvious to reply.

yes -- 58 is the one.

dave