Results 1 to 17 of 17

Thread: The Tamper of Tampers

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    327

    The Tamper of Tampers

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Have just got my new double Tamper,

    Double you say? Yep Flat on one end and convex on the other and the weight.... only minor....hehehhe 1.147kg standing a mighty 75mm high and turned to 57.75mm for a 58mm filter.

    Material.............. Brass ... and polished to a mirror finish.

    A lump of brass this size would cost a fortune... much thanks to some friends who got me a lump 300mm long....


    Ill post a Pic when I can

    FB


  2. #2
    ed_vinas
    Guest

    Re: The Tamper of Tampers

    Quote Originally Posted by FrenchBean link=1091580521/0#0 date=1091580521
    Have just got my new double Tamper,

    Double you say? Yep Flat on one end and convex on the other and the weight.... only minor....hehehhe 1.70kg standing a mighty 75mm high and turned to 57.75mm for a 58mm filter.
    Did I read 1.7KG!! :o

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    327

    Re: The Tamper of Tampers

    I hang my head in shame Ed. no its not 1.7kg

    I modified my mistake to 1.147kg



    So this is it.

    I dosed the filter and then just placed the tamper on top and made sure it was level and twisted 2-3 times and then removed it. Used the weight of the tamper to tamp. Worked well.

    Id love to know what the cost of something like this would be in the open market.

    Best Tamper I have ever used, I would say there would only be a few of these in the world. but now im boasting

    FB

  4. #4
    ed_vinas
    Guest

    Re: The Tamper of Tampers

    Quote Originally Posted by FrenchBean link=1091580521/0#2 date=1091625593
    I hang my head in shame Ed. no its not 1.7kg

    I modified my mistake to 1.147kg
    Shame? Are you kidding!! Even 1.147kg is HEAVY. Sounds great.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    327

    Re: The Tamper of Tampers

    I had a laugh R&R youve seen the size of me..........The Gorilla Tamp is only minor compared to what I could really do.... We call it the King Kong Tamp.....I had a laugh

    On seriouse note, this morning I used it again and put a very smal ammt of extra pressure on it (5lb) and I have to admit that it is very nice to use. I Tamped and turned the filter over and no grain loss.... I hit that magic button that produces black gold and timed the shot (29sec = 55ml) Im happy with that.... I must admit I like using it.

    Hey Tom maybe if we combined my Tamper with your new machine we might have an even better set-up I had a laugh ;D

    I would never want to drop it, oh :o the damage it would cuse to my timber floors and to the tamper.

    FB

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    138

    Re: The Tamper of Tampers

    Your tamper looks great, could use it to TAMP intruders.

    Would love to try a convex shaped tamper ... wonder if I could taste the difference.


  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    327

    Re: The Tamper of Tampers

    I really dont think in the final (convex) that it really makes any difference. Might give you a bit of extra room between the screen and grinds but thats It, Well thats what I think anyway, I could be wrong.

    No need to Tamp anyone Tom........ Got quite a few Long lengths of steel pipe that goes BANG, Rabbits and Foxes dont like it, and Piggie Wiggies squeal over it. ;D

    FB

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    41

    Re: The Tamper of Tampers

    FB,

    Thats one impressive tamper. I always say - theres nothing like absolute over engineering! :D :D

    This kind of thing is what separates the coffee drinkers from the coffee geeks!

    Regards,
    Phil

  9. #9
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    11

    Re: The Tamper of Tampers

    1kg of solid marine grade stainless. Love it.


  10. #10
    Senior Member Sullo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    State Of Insanity
    Posts
    1,300

    Re: The Tamper of Tampers

    Certainly looks impressive, nice job.
    Really wouldnt want to drop that on your toes on groggy morning!

  11. #11
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    11

    Re: The Tamper of Tampers

    Im actually just looking for a way to add this photo to my profile... any help?? I dont know how to get a url for a photo otherwise.....

    But yep, its a solid lump, fits the hand great and looks awesome.



  12. #12
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    11

    Re: The Tamper of Tampers

    got it...

  13. #13
    TC
    TC is offline
    .
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    14,665

    Re: The Tamper of Tampers

    Hi Karl,

    There are many online photo hosting sites...I use www.photobucket.com but there are a host of others...

    You join and upload your stuff- you will be assigned links to your pix which can be popped in wherever you like them...

    Good luck!

    2mcm

  14. #14
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    11

    Re: The Tamper of Tampers

    Can I just leave it as it is now, with the link to this one?

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    580

    Re: The Tamper of Tampers

    Gday Karl, I saw your "marty Smith Custom Tamper" I too thought I should show mine off as well, He makes a mighty fine tamper doesnt he. Mine is a mixture of marine grade stainless and brass........ Ray.


  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    2,334

    Re: The Tamper of Tampers

    it looks a bit too tall to be functional as an everyday tamper for me

  17. #17
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    20

    Re: The Tamper of Tampers

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    be easier to spot a flat tamp with a taller one because the deflection at the top would be greater for smaller angles than a shorter tamper... not sure about stability though.

    Still, all very nice! Now to source some marine grade stainless bar from somewhere and a small fortune to finance it.



Similar Threads

  1. Tampers
    By linzoid in forum Brewing Equipment (non-machine specific)
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 15th January 2012, 12:56 AM
  2. Got My New Tamper! Question on tampers.
    By Harlen_Coffee_Kid in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22nd July 2008, 09:11 AM
  3. Tampers
    By Darcy in forum General Coffee Related...
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 18th December 2006, 11:00 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •