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    Tamper sizing ?

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    Mornin all, my current tamper measures 58mm spot on, my basket 59mm, so I guess the question in my mind is would I notice a difference if I have one made up with a base that fits a little more precisely, i.e. 58.50mm or is the difference negligible?
    Thoughts please folks. :)

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    Re: Tamper sizing ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 615D544C59380 link=1276908820/0#0 date=1276908820
    Mornin all, my current tamper measures 58mm spot on, my basket 59mm, so I guess the question in my mind is would I notice a difference if I have one made up with a base that fits a little more precisely, i.e. 58.50mm or is the difference negligible?
    Thoughts please folks. *:)
    In reality the answer is No it wont make that much of a difference
    You can still make great coffee

    It will however be a little less messy having a more precise fit tamper and will also tamp the outer edges better thus reducing changeling

    If you have no problems with your current tamper & pulling great shots then you must be doing everything well [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

    KK

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    Re: Tamper sizing ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 755158585B5B6175514D53513E0 link=1276908820/1#1 date=1276909682
    Quote Originally Posted by 615D544C59380 link=1276908820/0#0 date=1276908820
    Mornin all, my current tamper measures 58mm spot on, my basket 59mm, so I guess the question in my mind is would I notice a difference if I have one made up with a base that fits a little more precisely, i.e. 58.50mm or is the difference negligible?
    Thoughts please folks. *:) *
    In reality the answer is No it wont make that much of a difference
    You can still make great coffee

    It will however be a little less messy having a more precise fit tamper and will also tamp the outer edges better thus reducing changeling

    If you have no problems with your current tamper & pulling great shots then you must be doing everything well * [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

    KK
    Thanks KK, got a birthday coming up and SWMBO asked the question, a new tamper would be nice but Im finding it hard to justify spending $150 +, never have a problem with channelling, so maybe will put the thought on the back burner. :-/

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    Re: Tamper sizing ?

    They help a give a bit more consistancy and in the case of Tamper novices they really know when they tamp sideways as a well fitted one will jam ;)

    If you are stuck for ideas then a couple of kgs of this to share http://beanbay.coffeesnobs.com.au/Vi...-blue-mountain or a hand grinder if you dont have one to save dialing the MM in and out for Stovetops or Syphon.

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    Re: Tamper sizing ?

    If you were thinking to get yourself a Pullman Tamper, the price not only covers the better fit, but also the quality workmanship and lovely wood, both of which are beauties to behold.

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    Re: Tamper sizing ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0D312C373D3C2B3E363D590 link=1276908820/4#4 date=1276918233
    If you were thinking to get yourself a Pullman Tamper, the price not only covers the better fit, but also the quality workmanship and lovely wood, both of which are beauties to behold. *
    After a few seconds reflection Ive decided to stick with what Ive got, cant see that I will see any improvement with a base .50mm larger than what I have.
    My 9 year old Reg Barber is almost an Heirloom, nicely balanced, the turned Bubinga handle fits perfectly and is taking on a very nice patina, imho its a thing of beauty, better the devil you know. *;) *

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    Re: Tamper sizing ?

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    You know what they say re: "If it aint broke..." ::)

    Personally, Id be going with beans suggestion - Some really great beans (whether its the JBM or something else) is a gift that keeps on giving... ;)

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