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    hiya all
    this past friday i took my gaggia pf to a machining shop in oakleigh where for $40 it has been made bottomless.
    it is beautiful to watch my shots now and the crema has IMO almost doubled during the pour with the same beans and grind (extra air incorporated during the pour?)

    i was considering coffeeparts.com.au but went for the cheaper option bc my carezza is a short term prospect with a hx about one yr away. so didnt really need two pfs (exisiting and naked).
    so, w/o trying to take away business from a site sponsor, i guess theres prob a small market for custom-but-well-made naked pfs for lower end machines.

    ill post some pics and contact details if thats ok with mods.
    otherwise a pm is most welcome. i can definitely recommend the guy i went to - honest, friendly and has a nice blue engineering lab coat (and no, hes not a friend ;D)

    just wanted to share some money saving ideas for those who havent got the tools and/or abilities to cut their own pf (so, Im one).

    aaron

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    Re: from bottom to bottomless

    Quote Originally Posted by roknee link=1195961886/0#0 date=1195961886
    hiya all
    this past friday i took my gaggia pf to a machining shop in oakleigh where for $40 it has been made bottomless.
    it is beautiful to watch my shots now and the crema has IMO almost doubled during the pour with the same beans and grind (extra air incorporated during the pour?)

    i was considering coffeeparts.com.au but went for the cheaper option bc my carezza is a short term prospect with a hx about one yr away. so didnt really need two pfs (exisiting and naked).
    so, w/o trying to take away business from a site sponsor, i guess theres prob a small market for custom-but-well-made naked pfs for lower end machines.

    ill post some pics and contact details if thats ok with mods.
    otherwise a pm is most welcome. i can definitely recommend the guy i went to - honest, friendly and has a nice blue engineering lab coat (and no, hes not a friend ;D)

    just wanted to share some money saving ideas for those who havent got the tools and/or abilities to cut their own pf (so, Im one).

    aaron
    Good stuff Aaron. Were a resourceful bunch arent we?? ;)

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    Re: from bottom to bottomless

    ok,
    i found the details of the guy who cut my pf for $40!!!
    His names Clive and he works in South Oakleigh in Melbourne (hes the manager) in a shop called Hanrahans.03 9544 1477.
    i can recommend his work and i think his price was very reasonable!

    happy cutting
    aaron

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    Re: from bottom to bottomless

    Just got my bottomless PF from coffeeparts today with the included 21g basket and am very happy with it.

    Worked with 21g on the same grind I am using for my doubles and produced a thick, honey like 60ml shot like nothing I had seen before. (except from M. Malabar, it looked similar to a really good shot pulled from that). The beans were also approaching the 4 week mark so I wasnt expecting too much and shots from the double were starting to get thinner. I could have kept it pouring too, only cut it off when I saw one edge start to blond.

    Also seemed to taste less intense than the doubles I am used to, but alot more body and mouthfeel.

    All in all I am very happy with the results, only 2 shots in to my bottomless PF adventures, and I have already improved my dosing (as the first shot came out like a donut at the start and the second one didnt as I paid more attention to dosing more evenly) ;)

    John.

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    Re: from bottom to bottomless

    Quote Originally Posted by itsme5k link=1195961886/0#3 date=1196043632

    Worked with 21g on the same grind I am using for my doubles and produced a thick, honey like 60ml shot like nothing I had seen before.
    John.
    hi john.
    i have been thinking of trying a 21g basket (thats a triple, right?). is it common practice to keep the grind consistent for single, double and triples?

    :-?
    aaron

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    Re: from bottom to bottomless

    In theory the grind should stay the same because a good basket should be designed that way.

    I used my triple yesterday without changing the grind from my double; no problems.

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    Re: from bottom to bottomless

    and TG: how many mls would the extraction have been roughly for the triple?
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    Re: from bottom to bottomless

    Sorry Aaron, no idea.
    I was pulling into a long glass to make an iced coffee for my son.
    After all that he thought it was a bit strong and requested a double for next time.

    I was more concerned with colour though than volume.
    I even let it blonde just a smidge to give it some bite to cut through the milk.

    The reason he asked me for one is because his mate had just shouted him one from Starbucks, which he didnt like, so wanted to compare.

    Mine won hands down.

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    you could set up shop next to starbucks and have your son spruke for you!



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