Hi Mike,Originally Posted by speleomike link=1212727884/0#0 date=1212727884
The PID will give temperature control at the group, but as you correctly presume, temperature changes will be slow- due to the thermal mass of the group.
It will however give a much better level of control than the temperature controller on the Minore II which has more in common with fridge controllers (by being one!).
Speaking with ECA this week, they have informed me that they hope to air-freight one over for Aromafest and I will be fighting to (with my Talk Coffee hat on) be the bloke who gets to demonstrate it on the day.
What we do know is this technology wont come cheaply and I think home users nead to really make an informed decision as to whether the complexity and expense of this technology over say a thermostable Giotto is justified *:-?. More complexity ultimately leads to higher long term running expenses so the pertinent question as always is, "Do I really need it"? ;)