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Having just bought bubbajvegas's Leva I was wondering what PID settings people used? The PID settings had all the values set to 'default' values (not sure if it had reset itself in transit). Should I change them to the values recommended in the Bella Barista manual as below, or do any of you have better recommendations? [TABLE=class: grid, width: 500, align: center] [TR] [TD]Parameter [/TD] [TD]Default [/TD] [TD]BB recommendation [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]P[/TD] [TD]1.0[/TD] [TD]3.0[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]I[/TD] [TD]0.01[/TD] [TD]0.05[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]D[/TD] [TD]2.0[/TD] [TD]2.0[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Offset Temp (F04)[/TD] [TD]10[/TD] [TD]9[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Temp[/TD] [TD]95?[/TD] [TD]??[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE]
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.