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D4F
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Joined: 15 Mar 2012
Posts: 2,021
Location: USA
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Gaggia Classic PID
Grinder: Baratza Forte-AP
Posted Wed May 8, 2013, 4:37pm
Subject: Re: Before I open this Preciso
 

A little temperature help and the thermometer.  Page 2 below for Styrofoam cup temperature review

Click Here (coffeegeek.com)

Below page 2 to use a Polder digital thermometer for boiler temperature.

Click Here (coffeegeek.com)

BB&B and you can use 20% off so cheap. Buy 2, so that you can take one apart. Many brands have the thermistor or wiring glued in and do not slip apart, so get the Polder.

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=16921963

For the second Polder, and surfing, this post. You take the thermometer apart. You may need to heat the steel probe to soften the plastic where it holds the probe. You can find a place to put the wire through the front or top and get the thermistor the boiler. Sometimes you can wedge it in a spot by an existing fastener, or try high temperature foil tape or glue.

Many of the AndyPanda posts here

http://coffeegeek.com/forums/espresso/machinemods/571792

 
D4F also at
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D4F
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Joined: 15 Mar 2012
Posts: 2,021
Location: USA
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Gaggia Classic PID
Grinder: Baratza Forte-AP
Posted Wed May 8, 2013, 4:43pm
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Another OPV thread.

Click Here (coffeeforums.co.uk)(over-Pressure-Valve)-Gaggia-Classic

You can also do it without a gauge on the economical side by guess, opening the OPV 3/4 turn, or by flow rate.

Click Here (www.home-barista.com)

You may want to start another thread.  The title of this one will not help future searches as it is not more about the Gaggia Classic.  OTOH you have the info for OPV and temperature and just need the V1 Silvia steam wand  :)  Until the PID.....

 
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Whitcoatsyndrom
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Whitcoatsyndrom
Joined: 25 Apr 2013
Posts: 178
Location: Roanoke, VA
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Expobar Office Pulser
Grinder: Baratza Vario
Drip: Newco-OCS 12
Roaster: HG/BM
Posted Thu May 9, 2013, 5:52am
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Thanks a lot D4F and Brainl.  Can't wait to do this stuff and excited to see the results after I get a little bit more insight to what's going on with with T and P.  Gotta get through this week and tuesday of next before I can sink some time into playing with these and gathering the materials I need.  At that point I'll also be starting on a small roasting/cooling setup (...because why not?) so I can enjoy the process and not burn through $18 / 12oz beans as I experiment.  

Thanks for the advice, I'll be following those directions.
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Whitcoatsyndrom
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Whitcoatsyndrom
Joined: 25 Apr 2013
Posts: 178
Location: Roanoke, VA
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Expobar Office Pulser
Grinder: Baratza Vario
Drip: Newco-OCS 12
Roaster: HG/BM
Posted Thu May 9, 2013, 5:57am
Subject: Re: Before I open this Preciso
 

Regarding the Preciso again, I'm weighing beans right before I grind.  A +/- 0.01g scale should arrive today so I can be pretty accurate.  I'm not adjusting the burs at all without the machine on (and usually with some beans in it) but after I grind a pre-measured dose I obviously want to grind all the beans I put in the hopper.  Is it bad for the grinder if there is a second (really just 1 or 2 pulses) of movement after the last bean has been sent to the Undertaker?  I'm not continuously grinding with nothing in the hopper but there is definitely a discrete moment when its empty.  

Thanks all!
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CMIN
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Joined: 14 Jun 2012
Posts: 1,388
Location: South FL
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Crossland CC1
Grinder: Baratza Preciso
Posted Thu May 9, 2013, 6:20am
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No not at all, it's fine. I single dose, and purge (keep on or press the button a few times after grinding) to get the left over grounds out. Usually just tip it forward a bit and give it a little wack while purging = basically 0 grounds retention.
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