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    Which Tamper for my New Setup?

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    Hello all,

    I am a new member and recently I have bought a second hand Rancillo Silvia V3(non-PID) & a Macap M2M.

    Havent pulled a shot yet, as I am waiting on the HQ filter basket 58mm Basket 14g-18g that I ordered via TalkCoffee.

    Having already spent a fair chunk of money, wanted to check if some experts here can suggest any Tampers for my setup between $50 to $100 (lesser the better). Also any suggestions on stores that I can visit in ACT for the tampers? If the store option does not work, happy to buy online.

    Thank you in advance. Looking forward to this experience.

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    Cosmorex in Fyshwick. If it is closer, have a look in Tutto Continental in Mawson. They have some coffee stuff, possibly including tampers, and are otherwise a deli worth discovering.

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    Coffee Parts offer a good selection here https://www.coffeeparts.com.au/accessories/by-category/tampers

    Good people to deal with, they offer quite a range, some quite reasonably priced.

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    Tampers tend to be one of the more ‘personal choicr’ Items and I’d suggest getting along to a shop to feel a few in the hand.

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    Hi Joe,
    My tip is to find a 58.5mm diameter tamper and get a precision basket to match like a VST.
    Find one of these with a handle you like the feel of and one that looks good.
    GR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grillsy View Post
    Hi Joe,
    My tip is to find a 58.5mm diameter tamper and get a precision basket to match like a VST.
    GR
    I have already purchased a precision basket (HQ filter basket 58mm Basket 14g-18g that I ordered via TalkCoffee). Would this one need a 58.3-5mm?

    Thank you all for your replies will check out the stores mentioned in ACT and then look at CoffeeParts as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joemjd9 View Post
    I have already purchased a precision basket (HQ filter basket 58mm Basket 14g-18g that I ordered via TalkCoffee). Would this one need a 58.3-5mm?

    Thank you all for your replies will check out the stores mentioned in ACT and then look at CoffeeParts as well.
    You’ll need a 58mm tamper.

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    No donít get a standard 58mm tamper, get a 58.3mm one. Iíd suggest the precision ones that Jetblack Espresso stock or a Barista Hustle tamper. Both of these options are just over your $50 mark and will do the job nicely. I think Jetblack stock both flat and convex models. Donít stress too much about the shape, getting one with at least a 58.2mm diametre is the most important thing, but people that are new to espresso often find the convex shape a bit more forgiving.
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