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ATobin
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Location: Montreal
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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?
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D4F
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Joined: 15 Mar 2012
Posts: 1,997
Location: USA
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Gaggia Classic PID
Grinder: Baratza Forte-AP
Posted Mon Apr 9, 2012, 7:15pm
Subject: Re: Gaggia Temperature Measurements
 

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 -

Click Here (www.harborfreight.com)

with 2% off coupon about $15.

There are also inexpensive digital thermometers that can come apart and then the thermistor placed where you want it.  Page 2 of the thread below.

http://coffeegeek.com/forums/espresso/machines/569101

Great temperature study here -

Click Here (www.afonic.org)

Hope this helps.

 
D4F also at
http://www.gaggiausersgroup.com/
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