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  • What temperature should the water be in the cup?

    Hello all,

    Im trying to figure out from the water temperature in a cup what the temperature in the boiler is. Im using a Rancilio Silvia.

    Ive heated the cup and run hot water through the group head before testing. Im running the water directly into the cup, not through the handle.

    The water in the cup is 78 degrees. Does this sound about right or is the boiler too cold?

    Thanks,

    Jim.

  • #2
    Re: What temperature should the water be in the cup?

    Ya just cant tell using that method jim, way way way too many variables there, from boiler to group, through portafilter and into cup of unknown temperature.........at very least you need to measure it as it falls out of the showerscreen, as close as possible, this wont give you a perfect result, but it will be a hell of a lot closer to true brew temp.

    cheers/\/
    warren

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    • #3
      Re: What temperature should the water be in the cup?

      try this method from my website:
      http://home.surewest.net/frcn/Coffee/HowToTempCheck.html

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      • #4
        Re: What temperature should the water be in the cup?

        Notwithstanding the above replies,

        this sounds "fine".

        Depends on what part of the temperature curve you caught the machine when it flowed the water into the cup, plus a heap of other variables.

        That said I will repeat, it sounds fine ie, doesnt sound like there is anything wrong with the machine temperature or thermostat wise, if that is what you are attempting to check.

        Use it and enjoy!


        Regardz,
        Attilio
        very first CS site sponsor


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        • #5
          Re: What temperature should the water be in the cup?

          Originally posted by 556176607B4C507C75757676130 link=1259882981/3#3 date=1259889170
          Notwithstanding the above replies,

          this sounds "fine".

          Depends on what part of the temperature curve you caught the machine when it flowed the water into the cup, plus a heap of other variables.

          That said I will repeat, it sounds fine ie, doesnt sound like there is anything wrong with the machine temperature or thermostat wise, if that is what you are attempting to check.

          Use it and enjoy!


          Regardz,
          Attilio
          very first CS site sponsor

          Bloody sponsors.. ;D They actually post and I fully concur....

          As a VERY rough guide - If it was <65 or above 80-85 I would be worried..

          Some where in between... Then it depends on so many ifs and buts... However ya going to be in the ball park..

          If it tastes good then OK... In future refer back as a reference..

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