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    hi all,
    im after a recommendation as to where to go to have my standard gaggia portafilter hacked, shaped, moulded and whatever else is required to morph it into a naked PF so i can improve my dose and tamp technique (which i DEFINITELY need).
    im in melbourne inner southern suburbs.
    can you recommend anyone? or any place that will do it for me?

    many thanks
    not-yet-naked-ronnie

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    Hi Ronnie, I really dont like your chances of getting a proper shot from your gaggia by making it naked. You probably should pick up another group handle for it and do it to that one or you could find yourself without coffee for a couple of days while replacing your handle. I really dont understand what it would have to do with improving your doseing and tamping either, by the way what type of portafilter does it have, is it pressurised and what size is it?

    Ray.

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    Re: not yet naked

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray C link=1195001786/0#1 date=1195032784
    I really dont understand what it would have to do with improving your doseing and tamping
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    Ray a naked PF shows up deficiencies in your dosing and tamping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1195001786/0#2 date=1195036316
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray C link=1195001786/0#1 date=1195032784
    I really dont understand what it would have to do with improving your doseing and tamping
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    Ray a naked PF shows up deficiencies in your dosing and tamping.
    Supposedly TG ...

    it shows apparent discrepancies of pour via a naked, more clearly, then when using spouted PFs ... but ...

    Im not convinced that any visual value extracted/learnt from watching a pour from a naked PF will improve anyones endeavour as a barista.

    Develop your gut as a barista, not your bloody wares ;)





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    Re: not yet naked

    It improved mine.

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    Thanks TG, I have a naked on my La Scala, so what should I look for in the area of improving my dose and tamp by the pour...... apart from the all important time factor....... Ray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1195001786/0#4 date=1195047102
    It improved mine.

    Have to agree with you completely TG...

    Within the first few shots of extracting with a naked PF, I was getting a much better shot (previously, even tho my basket looked level, my extraction was skewed toward the right) - with a correlating improvement in taste, crema and (slightly), mouth feel.

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    plus, it really turns espresso into moving image art

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    Re: not yet naked

    Ray a naked PF will show if you have channeling because the coffee will go everywhere (be warned) and blond quickly.

    This is all normally hidden inside the PF.
    A small channel of blond may mix with the rest of the pour and come out dark from a spout.

    If your tamp is even and the dose right, you should see an even extraction from the whole base of the basket.



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