Posted Tue Mar 26, 2013, 5:12am Subject: is this for diy tamping pressure measurement?
I just bought a tamper from amazon and these items all came up in my "things other people bought" list. It seemed strangely coincidental that the scale, tamper and can crusher could be used to vary accurately make a diy lever action tamper. Is this my mind making connections when none exist, or do people actually do this?
Posted Tue Mar 26, 2013, 7:57am Subject: Re: is this for diy tamping pressure measurement?
I've not heard of this either, but I suppose if the can crusher pressure is in the range of 20-60# and it's consistent, it would work. I think you can calibrate your arm using a bathroom scale, so the suggested method is overkill. However, I suspect using a calibrated tamper, such as the Espro one, would be more consistent, and it certainly would be more convenient. Besides that., it's much better looking and wouldn't cost much more, once you add up the cost of all three items shown - especially if you find a used one in the BST forum or elsewhere. ...and if you really want to splurge... Click Here (www.1st-line.com)
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Posted Tue Mar 26, 2013, 11:50am Subject: Re: is this for diy tamping pressure measurement?
UH, those links are just trying to sell you something else, there is no connection with them and tamping though some of the items like the scale can be helpful. Where the can crusher comes in is anyones guess but it seems to be much more bother than it is worth. Just be consistent from shot to shot regardless if you use 5, 10, 30 or 52.348 pounds of pressure. The machine brews under much more pressure than you can generate. The tamp is only to present an even and consistent puck to the flow of water.
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