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    Another Happy Pullmans customer

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    Just thought i would thanks pullman for such a great tamper that i receaved today, stright out of the box and into my grind. could not wait works so good and have now seen how good my silvia can be when you have a good tamper.

    sorry if everyone has heard it all before but i strongly suggest getting one. worth every cent.

    thanks Azz

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    Re: Another Happy Pullmans customer

    See...

    We told you ::) 8-)...

    I just got a new Deluxe Base for the DJE today too and as one would expect, its a perfect fit and makes tamping properly, a walk in the park... [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

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    A Pullman is next on my list of things to get. You would think my list would get shorter as I buy more stuff but its just seems to get longer. ::)

    Can you put up a pic Azz to make me even more jealous? ;)

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    Re: Another Happy Pullmans customer

    cc2 I just took a picture of mine for you.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 013D203B313027323A31550 link=1243242930/3#3 date=1243247301
    cc2 I just took a picture of mine for you.
    WOW... very cool custom engraving.... Ive received mine today as well... *Its so niceeeee and soooo sexy... havent used it yet, but looks and feels beat my expectation... Best looking Tamper Ive seen so far.

    - Expensive ? For me, YES
    - Worth it ? Every cent.

    10/10

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    Re: Another Happy Pullmans customer

    this is my new toy compaired to my magic 8ball tamper i made for my 52PF




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    Nice one pingusam, what color is that?

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    Congratulations on your new Pullman tamper. I bought one a few years back and using it on my Gaggia coffee deluxe everyday, still looks brand new. Now that I have a Silvia I wanted the Synesso ridgeless basket and just ordered another deluxe off him in checkerboard pattern for that perfect fit. This one will go in the display cabinet because theyre that good. 8-)

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    everyone should post pics of there Pullmans, they just look so good.

    ps, sorry about the kitchen reno in the background

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    Wow TG & pingusam - They look amazing! Thanks for posting the pics. Im already on their website tossing up between the delux or the barista and then the flat or the convex. Then I have to decide if I want engraving and what to get - so many decisions! :D

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    Mine looks exactly the same as the checkerboard one on the left in TGs photo.

    Love the Thundergod inscription TG. Maybe you can also get a Thundergod avatar embossed on the base of it so each of your shots has an impression, ...

    ..or not [smiley=rolleyes.gif]

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    Nice one Azz! Did you send in your silvia basket or buy a new one from Pullman? Love the magic 8 ball one too!

    They all look so nice - how will i decide :D

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    ordered the Synesso ridgless basket to suit and make sure tamper works best with no ridge and stronger spring to hold the basket when bang boxing

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    Mine is supposed to be amaranth, but I dont think theyre quite as purple in reality, much more of a vermillion.

    As for springs and such, be careful guys! When you get a naked portafilter from Greg, a spring comes with it. I bought two springs with my order, one for my naked, one for my double spout. So now I have an extra spring!

    Id give it away, but theyre only $5, so I guess Ill keep it just in case.

    Keep the photos of the tampers comin lads!

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    After a little discussion with Greg I arranged a special material Temper to go with the Brass Pavoni. I decided Stainless just didnt cut it for looks so I asked Greg to make me one out of Aluminium Bronze. Similar strength to mild Steel and far less Tarnish issues to Brass or Copper.

    Supplied including custom fitting to my Basket is a little over 2 weeks (arrived today), made coffees for a party tonight and I will need to coarsen up the grind from the plastic crud I have been using :) Halogen lights dont really do it justice *8-)

    Cost irrelevant but less than a Barrista and so worth it.

    thanks Greg 8-)


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    Re: Another Happy Pullmans customer

    Quote Originally Posted by 4C55525B494F5D513C0 link=1243242930/14#14 date=1243250143
    Mine is supposed to be amaranth
    It looks quite red from your picture... That would be the perfect color I reckon, bright red.

    I got mine in Burgundy Red.. (I want more). :D


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    Quote Originally Posted by 584C4A4A505C5B4C5E5E5858390 link=1243242930/5#5 date=1243248176
    WOW... very cool custom engraving
    Thanks, I wasnt sure if the camera on the phone would pick it up.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5A5A0B390 link=1243242930/10#10 date=1243248750
    Wow TG & pingusam - They look amazing!
    Thats a Pullman for you.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5F55405757584C4A390 link=1243242930/11#11 date=1243248858
    Mine looks exactly the same as the checkerboard one on the left in TGs photo.
    I got that one from Dennis with a Synesso ridgeless basket. The checkerboard was my second choice originally just for the quality of the workmanship in the handle.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5F55405757584C4A390 link=1243242930/11#11 date=1243248858
    Love the Thundergod inscription TG.
    Thanks go to Mr Pullman.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5F55405757584C4A390 link=1243242930/11#11 date=1243248858
    Maybe you can also get a Thundergod avatar embossed on the base of it so each of your shots has an impression
    My shots already make an impression without one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4A4D49464E445141464F280 link=1243242930/15#15 date=1243251563
    After a little discussion with Greg I arranged a special material Temper to go with the Brass Pavoni. I decided Stainless just didnt cut it for looks so I asked Greg to make me one out of Aluminium Bronze. Similar strength to mild Steel and far less Tarnish issues to Brass or Copper.
    I am so glad you posted this. *I dont want stainless either for the same reason. *I was considering one with a brass base, but having to polish my brass Turkish mill every two to three days is making me at least explore a few options.

    Is that the Jarrah handle or something else? *It looks like yours has the tamp guide rings, yet it also looks like it doesnt have them. *Which is it? *Any other handle options with a 51mm base, or just the wooden ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 556A697154676F68060 link=1243242930/18#18 date=1243268932
    Is that the Jarrah handle or something else?It looks like yours has the tamp guide rings, yet it also looks like it doesnt have them.Which is it?Any other handle options with a 51mm base, or just the wooden ones?
    Questions best asked of Greg for special handles, but mine is Jarrah and bad photo but it has the Tamp Rings. As my Pavoni has wooden handles a wooden handle was a no brainer.

    Just about to go and continue testing *8-)

    Took some better shots this morning will post tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0E322F343E3F283D353E5A0 link=1243242930/17#17 date=1243258763
    I got that one from Dennis with a Synesso ridgeless basket. The checkerboard was my second choice originally just for the quality of the workmanship in the handle.
    Yes, me too. I was going for a "plain" handle but checkerboard was all Den had left at the time. Absolutely no regrets.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1E223F242E2F382D252E4A0 link=1243242930/17#17 date=1243258763
    flynn_aus wrote on Yesterday at 20:54:
    Maybe you can also get a Thundergod avatar embossed on the base of it so each of your shots has an impression

    My shots already make an impression without one.
    ;D Sorry, I meant "puck" but if youre making winning shots then any by-product is worth puck-all.

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    Great photos everyone, its becoming *like a gallery. However photos dont really do these tampers any justice. These pieces have to be seen and touched in real life to appreciate how good they really are 8-)
    Does anybody have these in the premium grade 316 s/steel ?
    .bill

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    Precisely. I dont get the need for tapping anymore the pullman just "goes" into the portafilter, no pushing required, I pull out, all coffee that was on the sides is pushed down, or pulled out of the basket entirely (ie. no side coffee), and then the final pressure is applied.

    Basically, with the Pullman tamping just "happens". Effortless, its fantastic.

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    BLING in True Colour 8-) 51mm BTW to Suit La Pavoni



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    Very nice Beanflying, that is a cool base. you will have to buy a 58 one for your rancilio

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    I just recieved a green aluminium handled barista model with 316 steel. I cant compare it to the other steel, but I figured if Im paying that much for a tamper in the first place... no point getting second best. Id be surprised if there is any real need for the high chrome steel to be honest.

    What I can say is my coffee improved instantly. Really good extraction from a Silvia/Rocky with naked portafilter. Of course it could be partly due to the new synesso basket , but I suspect its the combo of good basket/tailor fitted tamper that makes the biggest difference. It resulted in a large improvement in my coffee, so for me it was worth the money.

    Pete

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    My Pullman is about ten years old and still looks brand new. I bought it when I purchased my first Silvia at Alan Frews recommendation. It looks very much like a first generation model compared to some of the sexy new ones on his site, but it is an essential part of my espresso process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 61716677773130333B3430030 link=1243242930/26#26 date=1243513729
    My Pullman is about ten years old and still looks brand new. I bought it when I purchased my first Silvia at Alan Frews recommendation. *It looks very much like a first generation model compared to some of the sexy new ones on his site, but it is an essential part of my espresso process. *
    Picture please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 55455243430504070F0004370 link=1243242930/26#26 date=1243513729
    My Pullman is about ten years old and still looks brand new. I bought it when I purchased my first Silvia at Alan Frews recommendation. *It looks very much like a first generation model compared to some of the sexy new ones on his site, but it is an essential part of my espresso process. *
    Uh, YES! Well, not 10 years old (tampers dont go quite that far back), but getting close. And yes its definitely an early generation - you might like to post the serial number on your tamper just to prove how far back it goes! *:o

    Glad to read its still going strong too - we rarely hear back from customers any more than a hearty thanks after the initial purchase, let alone from those real grass roots days (which is probably a good thing as Im sure wed hear if there were problems); but its nice to read confirmation they dont break or rust or wear out or do anything else theyre designed not to do!

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    that is so true, i would love to see the pics from the early days to see how they are holding up and the design changes over the years.
    thanks Azz

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    Re: Another Happy Pullmans customer

    Well, its certainly not a definitive study, but here are my 2.

    Tamper 213 (left) was purchased in August 2004

    Tamper 1803 (right)was purchased in February 2008.

    I reckon I will soon be ordering a new handle to go on 213 as I no longer use it due to prefering the feel of the newer handle.

    Ive uploaded 6 pics to flickr. They can be viewed at:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/eloise_jen_brett/tags/tamper/

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    cmon guys, stop hogging the ones youre not using and sell them on the hardware section :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2633213A3B37520 link=1243242930/31#31 date=1244467223
    cmon guys, stop hogging the ones youre not using and sell them on the hardware section :p
    I am not guilty of that Tashie
    I have sold my pre loved tamper to another CS member when I updated to the Pullman Barista Model

    It sold in less than 45 minutes
    I think I may hold the record
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1220929943/2#2
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    Now tell the others to do the same :p

    45 mins is a very good effort. Am eyeing the Barista in Purple or Red. so pretty.

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    The purple is lovely--one of my favourite colours. Of course the official designation is grape.

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    Well I couldnt help myself - ordered mine today. Cant wait for it to get here! :D

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
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