ATobin Senior Member Joined: 1 Nov 2011 Posts: 15 Location: Montreal Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Gaggia Classic, Presso,... Grinder: Baratza Vario
Posted Mon Apr 9, 2012, 12:36pm Subject: Gaggia Temperature Measurements
Before I go for a PID kit on my Gaggia classic, I'd like to try temperature surfing with the help of a thermometer and thermocouple. Would this kind of device be useful for this: Click Here (www.sweetmarias.com) ? I know there is a debate about where to mount the thermocouple. What are the pros/cons of mounting it on the boiler versus somewhere around the brewhead?
The "where" question is interesting. Look at various vendors of PIDs and see where they mount. You will probably find any mount useful, but will need some experience to coorelate it to a brew water temperature. There are similar versions of that thermocouple on ebay and other sources, less expensive. That looks like a K thermocouple and reader. I just got one from Harbor Freight -
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