I measured the Ponte Vecchio/Sama brew pressure

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RTM
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#1: Post by RTM »

I figured I would share the result of my curiosity..

I tapped a spare PF and put a gauge on it, I could get 120psi by leaning onto the piston shaft but 110 without fussing. That's 7.5-8.2 bar





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#2: Post by peacecup »

Not surprising due to the small- diameter basket. The design is very well thought out resulting in great espresso.
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#3: Post by RTM (original poster) replying to peacecup »

Agreed :) in fact I am waiting on my Lusso's arrival to hopefully add to my export.

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#4: Post by Spad_VII »

Thanks for sharing the results!

By the way, please try to brew something with that contraption, it would be the only Export with flow control.
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#5: Post by RTM (original poster) replying to Spad_VII »

My friend mentioned similar, however flow control on the output side of the basket would be dicey :oops: at least in my thinking anyway I guess I could try, for "science" . but I'm going to stick to the bottomless pf :D

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#6: Post by peacecup »

Got my second Lusso from ebay. A very solid addition!
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#7: Post by RTM (original poster) »

peacecup wrote:Got my second Lusso from ebay. A very solid addition!
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What color is yours? Looks in good shape!
Here's my new arrival:

Got mine this morning!! I cleaned the piston, flushed it and it pulled a great shot!

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#8: Post by buckersss »

Ryan was this a used pick up?

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#9: Post by yakster »

I never put a gauge on my La Peppina, but it's been done.

La Peppina Brew Pressure Gauge Installation
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#10: Post by RTM (original poster) »

buckersss wrote:Ryan was this a used pick up?
Yeah, it was from eBay. Survived Fedex shipping halfway across the US!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/155298655571
yakster wrote:I never put a gauge on my La Peppina, but it's been done.

La Peppina Brew Pressure Gauge Installation

I have thought of drilling the group head for a gauge; but have not had the gall to go through with it.