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Date: 16 Jan 2007 09:52:48
From: phreaddy
Subject: diagnose my naked PF question
I've been playing with a naked PF with my Silivia's original, double
basket. The pour is usually mostly fine, except that I get a couple of
very fine jets spurting liquid off at an angle. Is it a
tamp-distributution problem? A worn-out basket? The basket (and Silvia)
are three years old this month. I usually make two doubles per day.
Thanks!





 
Date: 17 Jan 2007 11:45:08
From: I->Ian
Subject: Re: diagnose my naked PF question
On 16 Jan 2007 09:52:48 -0800, "phreaddy" <phreaddy@gmail.com > wrote:

>I've been playing with a naked PF with my Silivia's original, double
>basket. The pour is usually mostly fine, except that I get a couple of
>very fine jets spurting liquid off at an angle. Is it a
>tamp-distributution problem? A worn-out basket? The basket (and Silvia)
>are three years old this month. I usually make two doubles per day.
>Thanks!

How fresh is the coffee?


 
Date: 16 Jan 2007 19:10:12
From: Danny
Subject: Re: diagnose my naked PF question
phreaddy wrote:
> I've been playing with a naked PF with my Silivia's original, double
> basket. The pour is usually mostly fine, except that I get a couple of
> very fine jets spurting liquid off at an angle. Is it a
> tamp-distributution problem? A worn-out basket? The basket (and Silvia)
> are three years old this month. I usually make two doubles per day.
> Thanks!
>

Grind/tamp/distribution. If the pf seals OK (the jets are spurting
from the basket base) then it must be the above. Baskets should last
a lifetime in a domestic environment, assuming no manufacturing defects.

--
Regards, Danny

http://www.gaggia-espresso.com (a purely hobby site)
http://www.malabargold.co.uk (UK/EU ordering for Malabar Gold blend)



  
Date: 17 Jan 2007 11:00:15
From: Brent
Subject: Re: diagnose my naked PF question
> Baskets should last a lifetime in a domestic environment, assuming no
> manufacturing defects.
>
> --
> Regards, Danny
>

Should is the keyword :)

I seem to replace my baskets once or twice a year

Normally because I have dented somehow or simply dropped the PF and dented
the basket. I suspect that the "somehow" is my 11 year old dropping the PF
and not mentioning it...

Brent




   
Date: 17 Jan 2007 10:48:52
From: Danny
Subject: Re: diagnose my naked PF question
Brent wrote:

> Should is the keyword :)
>
> I seem to replace my baskets once or twice a year
>
> Normally because I have dented somehow or simply dropped the PF and dented
> the basket. I suspect that the "somehow" is my 11 year old dropping the PF
> and not mentioning it...
>

Blimey! maybe I should change mine - after all, they are all more than
25 years old. Used for hundreds of shots daily :)


--
Regards, Danny

http://www.gaggia-espresso.com (a purely hobby site)
http://www.malabargold.co.uk (UK/EU ordering for Malabar Gold blend)



    
Date: 18 Jan 2007 09:52:09
From: Brent
Subject: Re: diagnose my naked PF question
But you are not as clumsy as me (or my 11 year old)...

:)

On a serious note, I did notice that the baskets worked better when
replaced, as over time and belting them on a bar to knock the puck out, they
do get a bit misshapen, or perhaps I should chill when knocking the puck
out?

The worst dents happen when the PF lands on the concrete floor...

Brent

> Brent wrote:
>
>> Should is the keyword :)
>>
>> I seem to replace my baskets once or twice a year
>>
>> Normally because I have dented somehow or simply dropped the PF and
>> dented the basket. I suspect that the "somehow" is my 11 year old
>> dropping the PF and not mentioning it...
>>
>
> Blimey! maybe I should change mine - after all, they are all more than 25
> years old. Used for hundreds of shots daily :)
>
>
> --
> Regards, Danny
>