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Having just received and fitted my auber PID this afternoon I've only had time for a quick play with it but I'm looking forward to working out how best to use it. I just had a few questions for anyone who has experience of a PID'd classic. I have had a read through the instruction manual and the temperature studies. I knew of the issue with the water temp dropping significantly during a shot due to the small boiler. The default set value for the temp is 102 which apparently gives an average brew temp of 91 with a peak at 96. I know it varies depending on what coffee you're using but what typical temps are people setting their SV at? Is 91 low for an average temp? The few recipes I have come across for espresso blends (workshop's cult of done and square mile's red brick) seem to be based on brew temps of around 94. I know these are based on larger boiler machines with greater temp stability and therefore not the higher peak temp. It's the model with the pre infusion option. I wanted the steam option and it wasn't a huge amount more to have the pre infusion and shot timer. I will likely use the timer but not convinced about the pre infusion. Anyone have this option and what settings are you using for pulse time and dwell time? Finally, has anyone tried to add a preheat coil to their classic? Not convinced I'm up for that degree of modification but it would be an interesting project.
So finally got round to installing the Auber PID on the Classic. Took much longer than 30 minutes as Auber suggest but it pays to take everything slowly. Pretty straight forward as long as you read and re-read the instructions. I shall be drinking many many shots as I've been without a working machine for 2 weeks More pictures to follow and installation write up if anyone is interested and considering getting one themselves?
Even though i stepped up from a Gaggia Classic, i really wanted to try installing a PID as I've studied electronics. So i bought a used Gaggia Classic from ebay and after some research i present to you the results. I used a Sestos PID and a made a custom box myself as i couldnt find something to fit nicely. On the first video you can see the machine all around and an shot. On this video you can see the steaming capabilities when using the PID (alarm function) for controlling steam temperature. Hoping to sell it after i finish playing with it