Posted Wed Jul 10, 2013, 5:48pm Subject: my shots are too fast
I have been trying to get my espresso shots between 25 and 30 sec, unfortunately they are pulling in half that time if not faster. I am definitely putting plenty of pressure with tamping and have tried filling with varying amounts, but more coffee, or less it still flies out of my portafilter. I have the grind setting on my Breville smart grinder as fine as it gets, and am thinking that this grinder is no bueno. Has anyone had issues with these grinders? I just bought an Izzo Duetto 3 and love it, yet for the last month have not been able to pull a slow shot. I lowered the pressure as it was pulling at 10 bars, now it is at 9 bar. My coffee beans are roasted here in San Diego, and are really fresh. Help please.
Posted Thu Jul 11, 2013, 2:37pm Subject: Re: my shots are too fast
Yep it was...talked to chris over at clive and he said the same...my grinder is old and not really ideal for my machine....bad grinder with a great machine = bad espresso shots...just got a new grinder as I used a friends mazzer and the shots pulled beautifully. Thanks emradguy.
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