Posted Tue Oct 6, 2009, 1:01pm Subject: Triple basket for Lelit PL041
Does anyone know who may make a triple basket that will fit on the Lelit PL041 57mm portafilter. I usually overdose and grind about 16-17 grams at a time. I settle the grinds down in the basket a few times while grinding (not tamping) so it will all fit. Of course this leaves very little or no headroom at the top for expansion even when I tamp at 40#. I even notice that sometimes after extraction I can see the imprint of the screen nut in the puck. I wonder sometimes if I can break a puck during the expansion.
A triple basket would solve these issues and frankly make it easier and less messy for my doserless grinder. I know I can have Espressoparts cut an extra portafilter down or my own machine shop can for me.
If anyone knows whose 57mm would fit. I would appreciate the help.
Posted Tue Oct 6, 2009, 3:49pm Subject: Re: Triple basket for Lelit PL041
Try chriscoffe.com. The sell bottomless portafilters and have a guy that does some beautiful work They might be able to take an existing portafilter that you know fits, and retool it and add a deeper basket.
I purchased a bottomless for my Silvia that has a nice deep basket, handy when grinding on Rocky, that sends out a clumpy grind. It holds 17 grams no problem. Best part was, this customized portafilter was the same price as an off the shelf version.
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Posted Tue Oct 6, 2009, 7:52pm Subject: Re: Triple basket for Lelit PL041
As it is, IDK of any 57mm triple baskets.
However... If you know someone who has a machine with a 58mm group.. see if a double basket will fit in your portafilter. If it does, then you can buy a 58mm triple basket. A likely candidtate, IF a 58mm basket fits, would be the 18gr Synesso basket. ITs a ridgeless basket, and its size is kind of inbetween a double and a triple. I call it my big double basket. Fits 22grs, 23 if you jam em in there.
Reason I suggest this, is because people who own Vivaldi's and want a triple basket buy the Dalla Corte triple basket and widen the bottom part of the Bottomless portafilter, and it fits like a glove. The Vivaldi is a 53mm group, and the Dalla Corte is a 54mm group. MAYBE a 58mm basket will work in your Lelit.
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Posted Sat Mar 31, 2012, 8:43pm Subject: Re: Triple basket for Lelit PL041
Sorry to bump an old thread, but since I too have been looking for a triple basket that could fit my Le'Lit, I've ordered the basket mentioned above to see if it'll fit. I figure for under $10 it's an acceptable risk. I will report back if it fits or not.
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