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Thread: New tamper - improvement or placebo?

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    New tamper - improvement or placebo?

    Iíve been using a very basic metal double sided tamper for a while on my e61 machine and thought it was ok. It wasnít anywhere near 58mm, but I thought I was able to cover the entire puck surface with a couple of presses.

    I just picked up a 58mm tamper.... and wow! I feel like itís making way more of a difference than I expected. Am I imagining things? Can it make that much difference?!

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    Yes. It can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andbrews View Post
    I just picked up a 58mm tamper.... and wow! I feel like itís making way more of a difference than I expected. Am I imagining things? Can it make that much difference?!
    It certainly can, learning all the time.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkxFJEyjZu8
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    I had/ have a Gaggia classic used the crappy plastic tamper that came with it. Decided to bite the bullet and get a Cafelat to fit. Was though bean bay, but don't think they are there any more.
    Anyway. Bang. Big difference.

    la Pavoni. Beautiful machine with famously horrid plastic tamper. This time I sent for a custom fit Pullman. MASSIVE difference.

    Current Alex lever. Same. Went the custom tamper even though they come with a reasonable fit proper metal tamper. Again, huge difference.

    collecting machines with different sized groups becomes an expensive hobby
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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Thanks for confirming guys - wishing I did it a while ago now!!

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