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Posted Thu Apr 7, 2005, 6:38pm
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JonR10 Said:

This one is 1/2 Turquesa and 1/2 the "killer" Mexican Decaf.

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And here's machiatto I made from that shot.
It's kind of a mess, but it was yummy!

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Posted Thu Apr 7, 2005, 9:57pm
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OT, ben, but your blog is fun good writing. and no i don't care why you write it, but your lovely and somewhat obsessive graymatter wordsmithing culminates in a midnight readers' insidious brain fag conundrum.  in a good way.

er, thanks. i think.

no really, the blog has been up for about a week. i hope to offer a worthy venue. the props are appreciated.

now, if i could only get a camera so i could compete on this eternal (infernal?) thread....

if it makes this any more on-topic, i'll add that i carp a bit about this very thread on my blog! heh.

 
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Posted Fri Apr 8, 2005, 2:25am
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e61brewski Said:

now, if i could only get a camera so i could compete on this eternal (infernal?) thread....

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I saw the mention - and the blog too.  
Very cool, and thanks (Andre created a monster didn't he?).  

And having seen your movie I can't wait to see your pictures posted here!  Looks like you're pulling some lovely shots for sure.  (But I wouldn't consider this a competition, just a venue to show off your lovely espressoporn).

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Posted Fri Apr 8, 2005, 8:56am
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JonR10 Said:

Very cool, and thanks (Andre created a monster didn't he?).  

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hehe =)
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Posted Fri Apr 8, 2005, 9:28am
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Here's a naked triple collage from this morning. Grind is better than my previous posting, could still be slightly finer. Blonded a bit early, starting around 1.5oz. If anyone wants me to post a single frame for diagnostic reasons, let me know, I'm a sucker for punishment. (Not really. :-)

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Posted Fri Apr 8, 2005, 9:39am
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Rapid Coffee - its good to have more people posting pics.  I have 2 questions: first, what is that thing on the bottom of the PF basket?  And second, how do you make that collage?  Do you use software that automates it, or do you tediously place one picture next to the other with photoshop or whatever?
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Posted Fri Apr 8, 2005, 10:26am
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RapidCoffee Said:

Here's a naked triple collage from this morning. Grind is better than my previous posting, could still be slightly finer. Blonded a bit early, starting around 1.5oz. If anyone wants me to post a single frame for diagnostic reasons, let me know, I'm a sucker for punishment. (Not really. :-)

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Based upon this and the other referenced post, I think you've got issues with the puck/basket wall seal. Your extraction begins as an annular ring and blonds pretty quick around the circumference. Notice the richer color in the center of your shots. Your knock in the tamp-knock-tamp could have a little too much oomph, or you could be jarring the PF too much on its way into the grouphead. You gotta be gentle with the PF... Some geeks also say a convex tamper can help create a better puck/basket wall seal (I am one of those geeks).

PS Andre, the multi-shot collage is done by the camera

 
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Posted Fri Apr 8, 2005, 2:18pm
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nyc_crema Said:

Rapid Coffee - its good to have more people posting pics.  I have 2 questions: first, what is that thing on the bottom of the PF basket?  And second, how do you make that collage?  Do you use software that automates it, or do you tediously place one picture next to the other with photoshop or whatever?

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I've started using Picasa software from Google for photo editing. Free, powerful, and easy to use. The collage functionality is just one of many cool features. Highly recommended.

Gee, I thought that "thing on the bottom of the PF basket" was the espresso dripping through. :-) Kidding aside, do you mean in the first frame? Probably an artifact of the flash bouncing off/through the basket.

twomartinis Said:

Based upon this and the other referenced post, I think you've got issues with the puck/basket wall seal. Your extraction begins as an annular ring and blonds pretty quick around the circumference. Notice the richer color in the center of your shots. Your knock in the tamp-knock-tamp could have a little too much oomph, or you could be jarring the PF too much on its way into the grouphead. You gotta be gentle with the PF... Some geeks also say a convex tamper can help create a better puck/basket wall seal (I am one of those geeks).

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Thanks for the diagnosis, sounds very reasonable, I'll be more gentle with my tap next time. I use a flat Pro Tamp, but a friend has a convex tamp that I can try (and maybe it will give me an excuse for more espresso paraphenalia). I'm still playing around with the grind for a triple, and with dosing/tamping. Lately I've been stirring with a dissecting needle to distribute the grounds and break up clumps. Maybe we've just discovered a downside to this technique...
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Posted Fri Apr 8, 2005, 6:01pm
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A few pulls from today...

This one turned out probably the best. It had 1 spurt towards the end that was pretty short-lived. I had been tapping pretty hard down on the fork as I filled up the basket, which seems to do more to promote unevenness than anything else.... I'm doing something a little more like JonR does, now, tamping lightly halfway through, though at the end I distribute with my finger NSEW before tamping, because, looking at my pucks, I think my spurts are comming from a bad seal against the basket sides...

Sucks that the shot glass got in the way of the big droplet...

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Posted Fri Apr 8, 2005, 6:02pm
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Shot developed pretty well... this is shortly before I shut her down.

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