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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:43am
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BubbaDude Said:

Not a fan of pre-ground coffee, I was talking about the whole bean.

Posted December 6, 2012 link

ok so beans and not pre grind for illy's i'll note that

 
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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:46am
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BubbaDude Said:

It depends on the bean and the roast.

I mostly rest it for 3 - 4 days and drink it well before 14 days, because I roast 12 oz. at a time and it runs out.

But I've had some older coffee that was pretty darn good too.

Anyhow, I'm done for the day, have fun.

Posted December 6, 2012 link

thanks bubbadude the puck was a great learning for me
its still 4pm here so i will continue with hitting the 38wet at 32sec

 
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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012, 6:19am
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RaymondParker Said:

Its already there. just press all 4 buttons and the on switch at the same time  - then multiply the shown figure by 10 and you have the shots pulled - over 7 seconds thought.

Posted December 5, 2012 link

Thanks! I didn't see it in the manual (Too much coffee????? lol). Was that in the manual (OK so I finally read all the posts SRI)? I really did RTFM (read the FINE manual ;-).

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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012, 6:26am
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carz07 Said:

nice ok im in track, so its 18g for the double right? or are you using a different dose?

Posted December 5, 2012 link

Dave here, this thread is really active!

I dose 18g for a double. I do the 4 direction "Rake" ala Gail @ SCG's video and Tony @ Mtropolis. I then tamp with the supplied tamper and polish with 2 90 deg twists.

If I grind it right and the stars are aligned correctly I get a perfect shot with very little wasted Cafe'.

OBTW I use a Baratza Vario Grinder. YMMV

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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012, 6:30am
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BubbaDude Said:

Sour is under-extracted, bitter is over extracted. Which ever way your shot is off, adjust duration and temperature accordingly.

19g fits the basket best. If you don't fill it enough, you can't tamp it correctly because of the shape of the basket.

Weight is a better guide than volume because of the froth.

The ability to dial-in the precise brew temp is the BDB's killer feature, don't forget to use it.

Posted December 5, 2012 link

Amen! Good advice

 
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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012, 6:46am
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My scale must be off...I don't know how you can pack 18g-19g of coffee in these baskets..time to get a new scale
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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012, 6:54am
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cafeespresso Said:

My scale must be off...I don't know how you can pack 18g-19g of coffee in these baskets..time to get a new scale

Posted December 6, 2012 link

Your scale is probably just fine. You do lose some with each pull when you do the rake. The 18-19 g is to ensure that you get a level shot when you do the "rake" so that you can achieve a good tamp.

There are videos at Gail and Kat's site and also at Metropolis coffee's site. Let me know if you need any links to them.

Try reducing it to 17-18g and see how you like it. I rake mine over a small saucer so that I can catch it to use on the next shot, to fill it out, if needed. (Yes, good beans/roasts are $$$$ ;-)

I dump any leftovers after my "caffine session" is done.

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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012, 7:12am
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Park_Ridge_Dave Said:

Dave here, this thread is really active!

I dose 18g for a double. I do the 4 direction "Rake" ala Gail @ SCG's video and Tony @ Mtropolis. I then tamp with the supplied tamper and polish with 2 90 deg twists.

If I grind it right and the stars are aligned correctly I get a perfect shot with very little wasted Cafe'.

OBTW I use a Baratza Vario Grinder. YMMV

Dave

Posted December 6, 2012 link

i just started the 19grams and just runned out of beans hehehehe
i weight and grind the beans with the vario, so its pre weighted beans straight to the PF so i dont stock beans in the hopper and i know im getting whats weighted.

coffee is expensive here so i have to count every bean so to speak hehehehe

 
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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012, 7:18am
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cafeespresso Said:

My scale must be off...I don't know how you can pack 18g-19g of coffee in these baskets..time to get a new scale

Posted December 6, 2012 link

the 19g is acceptable in the double. my technigue is to use a sort of guard so the grounds dont fall out of the pf while dosing. while its dosing it tap tha pf.

after dosing i distribute and it just fills everything up just right

then tamp and polish

the 19grams fits ok, i dont want to test the 20g i dont want to waste beans hehehehe i just did the 19g because of bubbadude

 
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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012, 7:38am
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I use one of these neat Orphan Espresso funnels to make sure all of my measured coffee gets into my portafilter: Click Here (www.orphanespresso.com)
Then I tap the portafilter to settle the grounds, remove the funnel, and tamp.
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