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JasinC19
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Posted Mon Oct 14, 2013, 5:33pm
Subject: Gaggia Baby Twin Question
 

Hey guys,

I have a Gaggia Classic/Auber PID. I love the PID but would like to have access to instant steam.

I know that there is no plug and play PID kit for the Baby Twin.

My question is: Does the Baby Twin have the same extremely wide temperature window? Or did Gaggia improve the programming so that when it hits brew temp, it's relatively stable?

In other words, does the Baby Twin need a PID to get consistent results?

Thanks,
Jason
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Posted Mon Oct 14, 2013, 6:45pm
Subject: Re: Gaggia Baby Twin Question
 

The brew stat on the Twin is the same as the one on the Classic, i.e. same deadband.
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Posted Mon Oct 14, 2013, 6:56pm
Subject: Re: Gaggia Baby Twin Question
 

As Susan noted the boiler and brewstat is the same as Classic and same deadband and of equal stability or instability.  Steam is probably faster on the twin with the thermoblock.  I say probably because I can get to steam fairly fast.  I use a PID on the Classic and add heat with brew via alarm, and steam control with alarm control 2. That can give intrashot stability, and since heat was already added, getting to steam is a bit faster than standard Classic.

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

Twins leak, and have thermoblock and board problems, definitely a step down from Classic.

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