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Date: 03 Dec 2006 09:06:36
From: normstar
Subject: tamping help please!
Hi people,

I'm having trouble getting a nice even tamp. My tamper is about 1/8"
or so smaller than my Silvia's PF, so I end up with a ridge of coffee
sticking up around the rim. I've tried tamping in the center, tapping
the PF to shake loose grounds, then tamping again; I've tried tamping
at the 12 o'clock, 9, 6 and 3 positions; I've tried everything I can
find on here and I just cant get that ridge of coffee around the
perimeter to go away! Can anyone suggest any other techniqes, or do I
just need the correct size tamper?

andy





 
Date: 03 Dec 2006 19:44:18
From: Harry Moos
Subject: Re: tamping help please!
Tampers are not magic. Anything that fits can be used as a tamper. But it
must fit. Pushing on one side and then the other continually dislodges the
coffee, which can cause channelling. I used a flat bottom pill bottle until
I got a real tamper. I'll bet you have a 58mm something around the house.

"normstar" <anorman74@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1165165596.330959.72630@j72g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Hi people,
>
> I'm having trouble getting a nice even tamp. My tamper is about 1/8"
> or so smaller than my Silvia's PF, so I end up with a ridge of coffee
> sticking up around the rim. I've tried tamping in the center, tapping
> the PF to shake loose grounds, then tamping again; I've tried tamping
> at the 12 o'clock, 9, 6 and 3 positions; I've tried everything I can
> find on here and I just cant get that ridge of coffee around the
> perimeter to go away! Can anyone suggest any other techniqes, or do I
> just need the correct size tamper?
>
> andy
>




 
Date: 03 Dec 2006 13:29:32
From: Alex_chef2000
Subject: Re: tamping help please!

Moka Java ha escrito:

> It should be easy enough to find a 58mm tamper that fits. But until you
> do, why not try (HEAVENS!) no tamp at all.
>
> R "blasphemer" TF
>
> normstar wrote:
> > Hi people,
> >
> > I'm having trouble getting a nice even tamp. My tamper is about 1/8"
> > or so smaller than my Silvia's PF, so I end up with a ridge of coffee
> > sticking up around the rim. I've tried tamping in the center, tapping
> > the PF to shake loose grounds, then tamping again; I've tried tamping
> > at the 12 o'clock, 9, 6 and 3 positions; I've tried everything I can
> > find on here and I just cant get that ridge of coffee around the
> > perimeter to go away! Can anyone suggest any other techniqes, or do I
> > just need the correct size tamper?
> >
> > andy


Well, my advice is to check your grounds first, then if you don't want
to spend more oney, just try to look for a glass jar, some jars from
spices fits perfect!!! Practice, practice, practice... ENJOY
mmmmmmmmmmm


Regards from Mexico,



Alex.:


> >



 
Date: 03 Dec 2006 12:47:16
From: Moka Java
Subject: Re: tamping help please!
It should be easy enough to find a 58mm tamper that fits. But until you
do, why not try (HEAVENS!) no tamp at all.

R "blasphemer" TF

normstar wrote:
> Hi people,
>
> I'm having trouble getting a nice even tamp. My tamper is about 1/8"
> or so smaller than my Silvia's PF, so I end up with a ridge of coffee
> sticking up around the rim. I've tried tamping in the center, tapping
> the PF to shake loose grounds, then tamping again; I've tried tamping
> at the 12 o'clock, 9, 6 and 3 positions; I've tried everything I can
> find on here and I just cant get that ridge of coffee around the
> perimeter to go away! Can anyone suggest any other techniqes, or do I
> just need the correct size tamper?
>
> andy
>