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Osh
29-06-10, 05:44
Has anyone ever tried, or has it been discussed previously on this forum, making a regular PF bottomless?

It will obviously require a metal worker and a chrome plater. Interested to hear if anyone has had experience with this.

RisingPower
29-06-10, 05:51
You could do but it's generally easier to find one which is already bottomless unless of course they don't do one for your machine.

http://www.home-barista.com/espresso-machines/how-to-make-your-own-naked-portafilter-t1437.html

FurryCup
29-06-10, 07:17
I got one offa fleabay for 28 with a double and triple basket for that money it's not worth the trouble.

DavidS
29-06-10, 08:28
You could try 2 ways:

1) A lathe, would be clean

2) a saw, shouldn't be to difficult with a chrome plated brass PF, but may be difficult to make it look clean.

Glenn
29-06-10, 08:29
You could contact CoffeeHit or Espresso Warehouse who both stock Naked Portafilters

CoffeeHit can also drill out your current portafilter at their workshop.
The Naked PF page is here (http://www.coffeehit.co.uk/CAT_ListCategories.aspx?cid=138&category=Naked-and-Teflon-Portafilters)

Osh
29-06-10, 10:46
Thanks everyone for all your suggestions.

sandykt
29-06-10, 11:29
I would not attempt making a naked portafilter myself. Personally, I would order one and pay someone else to do the work.

DavidS
29-06-10, 11:48
If you have a spare one knocking about, why not?

Osh
01-07-10, 10:02
The CoffeeHit option looks the best deal.

A general question: would you make your one and only PF naked or is it a good idea to keep a regular one around as well?

Glenn
01-07-10, 10:44
Personally, I'd keep both

Osh
01-07-10, 10:51
So would I:p

Only that I have one PF. Are there any cons in having only a bottomless?

RisingPower
01-07-10, 11:13
The CoffeeHit option looks the best deal.

A general question: would you make your one and only PF naked or is it a good idea to keep a regular one around as well?

Two things you'd have to consider, resale and if you need to pour two cups at the same time. No way I'd bottomless my only portafilter.

Osh
01-07-10, 11:23
Neither of those are going to be an issue..... methinks!

BanishInstant
02-07-10, 11:13
Bottomless PFs means more effort, but enables you to refine your technique, ensuring a good tamp and even distribution.

sandykt
02-07-10, 12:16
I have not been brave enough to get a naked PF yet. Definitely something to put on my "list".