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Having come from Gaggia Classic, installing a PID, using different baskets , trying differing puck preps etc, all made a difference to my drinks.

 

Assuming the same bean and other variables are the same, nothing I did with a Gaggia can come close to the improvement using a 2 quid temp strip has made on my La Pavoni .

 

I'm getting a lovely espresso, nicer than I ever got from the Gaggia, and as I can vary the shot so much I can have fun profiling every bean.

 

 

 

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Great - I agree without a temp strip it's very difficult to stop wild variations in temperature between shots


glenw.com  HG-1 + Europiccola (with lots of sensors attached)

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Where did you get your temp strip from if you don't mind me asking? I'm on my second go at getting one off ebay. Crazy money in the likes of theespressoshop  e.g. about £26iirc

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I've read a few posts over on HB regarding the temperature tests on the Olympia Cremina, and it seems like the general consensus is that the 60˚-90˚c strips are the way to go, as once the 90 is activated on the strip, you are already pushing into the 'too hot' range. (as the water inside the grouphead is a few degrees higher than the detected temp on the bell) 

Flair does a good range -  70-100˚.. but they dont ship to me down under... https://www.flairespresso.com/product-page/temperature-strip 

Does anyone know if you can cut these down, i.e. chop off the 60-75 range to keep it smaller on the grouphead? Or does that mess with the liquid crystal stuff?

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