D4F Senior Member Joined: 15 Mar 2012 Posts: 1,674 Location: USA Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: Gaggia Classic PID Grinder: Preciso
Posted Mon Jan 7, 2013, 9:33am Subject: Re: Advise on the best PID kit for Silvia V3
AndyPanda talked about the vib pump on his thread and seemed to think that it was ok to use the dimmer. Yes, you can vary the pressure with the steam wand, but reproducibly??? There are some threads on pressure profiling and various techniques are tried. I have not done any of this except to set the OPV.
Posted Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:29am Subject: Re: Advise on the best PID kit for Silvia V3
I am ok with it not being uniformly repeatable. Especially when talking about manual pressure profiling. Unless it's electronically automated it will never be uniform. I think for now I will try just cracking the steam valve open for 3-5sec to slow the puck saturation at the start and end of the shot and see where things are.
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