spearfish25 Senior Member Joined: 31 Mar 2013 Posts: 2 Location: Chicago Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Sun Mar 31, 2013, 12:33pm Subject: Re: PID vs Surfing
I bought a Silvia v3 and added the PID myself within a week. It was immediately apparent that trying to temp surf all the time was going to be miserable, especially if I was trying to make a latte as I ran out the door at 530am. I too went with the AuberIns PID and it's a great setup. Instructions make it a simple process and it takes about an hour. I bought the preinfusion model but quickly zero'd the preinfusion parameters so it just brews the shot when I activate the PID.
It's really been a fun experiment trying different roasts and being able to control all the variables. Then I can nuance brew temperature and adjust the flavor. It was very cool the first time I adjusted from sour to bitter with perfect in between over a series of varying brew temp test shots. IMHO, the PID is a must do for the Silvia. Sure I could have bought a Crossland with PID and thermoblock included already, but I'd have lost the top notch materials and build quality of the Silvia. Such a great unit with the PID, but it would have been a disaster to own without the PID.
Posted Sun Mar 31, 2013, 5:04pm Subject: Re: PID vs Surfing
6 months in now and the shots get better every day. Being able to see it is exactly where the temp is couldn't be better. I really don't think anything could have been easier to install either. Auber made it fool proof with the dvd they sent. If I could do it ANYONE can do it :)
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