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down4coffee
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Location: San Diego
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Espresso: Izzo duetto 3
Grinder: Breville smart grinder
Posted Wed Jul 10, 2013, 6:48pm
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.
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Espresso: Duetto II; Twist v2
Grinder: M Major, 2 Macap M4s, OE...
Drip: Espro presses; Aeropress
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Posted Wed Jul 10, 2013, 8:39pm
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I think you are correct in blaming your grinder.

 
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down4coffee
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Location: San Diego
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Espresso: Izzo duetto 3
Grinder: Breville smart grinder
Posted Thu Jul 11, 2013, 3:37pm
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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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Espresso: Duetto II; Twist v2
Grinder: M Major, 2 Macap M4s, OE...
Drip: Espro presses; Aeropress
Roaster: H-B "List of Favorites"
Posted Fri Jul 12, 2013, 9:27am
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you're welcome!  Glad to be of help.

What grinder did you decide on?

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