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Posted Fri Sep 20, 2013, 8:21am
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carz07 Said:

if dose is constant, tamp is constant, then check grind setting based on coffee age.

although some post here spoke about funky preset buttons, not too many use the preset here, i dont use preset.

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I don't use them often, but I occasionally pull a long black for my wife and I prefer to pull the espresso straight into the water instead of pulling into a shot glass and pouring over.  I can do it manually, but I can't really tell volume when there is already 4oz of water in the cup.  I just watch for blonding.
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Posted Fri Sep 20, 2013, 8:44am
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kid_drew Said:

I don't use them often, but I occasionally pull a long black for my wife and I prefer to pull the espresso straight into the water instead of pulling into a shot glass and pouring over.  I can do it manually, but I can't really tell volume when there is already 4oz of water in the cup.  I just watch for blonding.

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the preset as what most people say here is funky and they dont trust it perhaps that is what you are experiencing now. i mean if the bean age and grind is not the problem, then its the funky thing

 
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Posted Fri Sep 20, 2013, 8:55am
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carz07 Said:

the preset as what most people say here is funky and they dont trust it perhaps that is what you are experiencing now. i mean if the bean age and grind is not the problem, then its the funky thing

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As long as it's not just mine.  =)
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Posted Fri Sep 20, 2013, 9:26am
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kid_drew Said:

As long as it's not just mine.  =)

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You are not the first to notice this, and I believe the newest version of the BDB addresses it somewhat through programming.

I have set the volumetric buttons to give a relatively high volume. I use the double shot button to start my pull and then push it again to stop it manually when I am happy with the shot. If I get distracted, it still stops automatically and usually the shot is fine.
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Posted Sun Sep 22, 2013, 11:48am
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Anyone else out there experiencing pressure wobble? Occasionally, flow temporarily stops and the pressure gauge drops down to around five. When this happens, there will be between 2-5 pauses in flow/pressure, very brief, followed by full recovery to 9 bars. It happens perhaps once very 10 shots.

I will call Breville tomorrow; just wondering if there were other reports of a similar issue.

Thanks!
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Posted Tue Oct 1, 2013, 12:25pm
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Need some advice.
I have had my dual boiler for a few months and recently changed beans.
I am having difficulty dialing in the correct dose and grind.
Right now espresso will start extracting at pressure of 5 and then continue to ramp up to 9-10 and will stay there until I complete the shot.
So the question is am I underdosing, under grinding, under tamping, or something else?
Beans are about 2 weeks old.
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Posted Tue Oct 1, 2013, 6:30pm
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couchman Said:

Need some advice.
I have had my dual boiler for a few months and recently changed beans.
I am having difficulty dialing in the correct dose and grind.
Right now espresso will start extracting at pressure of 5 and then continue to ramp up to 9-10 and will stay there until I complete the shot.
So the question is am I underdosing, under grinding, under tamping, or something else?
Beans are about 2 weeks old.
Thanks
David

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hi you mean after preinfusion it goes to 5 and then espresso starts to drip?
when you say ramp up, do you mean it shots up rapidly, because after preinfusion (low pressure) bdb will then kick in the 9bar pressure which should rapidly move the needle to 9bar and then the the espresso drips

2weeks old beans needs grind tweaking already, you will be chasing espresso now tweaking more frequent

 
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Posted Thu Oct 3, 2013, 11:07am
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Thanks for the response.
Yes after the preinfusion the needle moves up but pauses at 5, espresso starts to drip and then then the needle continues to 9bar which it stays at until I stop the shot.
Any ideas?
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carz07 Said:

hi you mean after preinfusion it goes to 5 and then espresso starts to drip?
when you say ramp up, do you mean it shots up rapidly, because after preinfusion (low pressure) bdb will then kick in the 9bar pressure which should rapidly move the needle to 9bar and then the the espresso drips

2weeks old beans needs grind tweaking already, you will be chasing espresso now tweaking more frequent

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Posted Thu Oct 3, 2013, 7:02pm
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couchman Said:

Thanks for the response.
Yes after the preinfusion the needle moves up but pauses at 5, espresso starts to drip and then then the needle continues to 9bar which it stays at until I stop the shot.
Any ideas?
Thanks

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do you weigh you beans, if your dosing is steady then its bean age
you do hit the shower head?
usually its a reverse, you hit 9bar and then slowly eases, or a back and forth - but these case starts low to 9bars not in between

what grinder are you using?

 
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Posted Thu Oct 3, 2013, 7:46pm
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My BDB stopped working properly a couple weeks ago, after 8 months of light usage. Pump pressure became progressively weaker independent of grind, etc. Breville customer support was very courteous and helpful. They had me run a couple shots with only double wall basket and verified that pump was not reaching adequate pressures. They sent me a new machine. Hopefully it will last longer than the first.

I'll of course need to empty the water reservoir before I send the old machine back... Anything else I need to do to prepare BDB for return to Breville.

Also, is there an easier way to post from an iPad? As I see it, once I type post I then have to scroll all the way down to bottom of page, which means scrolling through entire thread, before I can see button to submit post! Am I missing something?
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