Have you ever thought about actively heating the Forge? Dreamed about a permanent home for it on your counter-top? Want to use a E-61 portafilter instead of a lower ring?
Here is a concept I’ve been thinking about. Pictured is only the “docking station” where you would thread the upper part of the Forge onto (stand and a drip-tray will model out later):
The rear would have space for 2 cartridge heating elements and a thermocouple:
I’m thinking now that it may be offered as a kit with just the stand, adapter and elements, allowing you to choose between adding a standard PID block & thermocouple, simple thermostat or programming your own with an Arduino etc. This would also allow those not interested in active heating for light roasts to still have a dock and use a portafilter.
Heading out for a trip? Un-thread the top and away you go leaving the dock at home.
If you’re interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you think!