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Posted Thu Sep 19, 2013, 1:11pm
Subject: BDB preset buttons
 

Has anyone had any luck with the Breville 900 preset buttons?  I get wildly erratic results -- sometimes a perfect 2oz, sometimes 1.5oz, sometimes 1oz.

I know preset buttons should only be used as a guide, but it can't even be a guide when the results are off by this much.
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Posted Thu Sep 19, 2013, 9:01pm
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Is there coffee in the pf when you're programming them?  Just running water doesn't work.
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Posted Fri Sep 20, 2013, 3:59am
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You may want to ask in the BDB thread, , there are a lot of posts there but yes, when programming by example, you need to actually poll shots not just have an empty PF.

 
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Posted Fri Sep 20, 2013, 7:38am
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Yeah, I always have the basket packed when I try the preset buttons.  And I always pack the same way.  18g of coffee, tamp, load, push the button.  Sometimes I get a full shot, sometimes I don't.  I've gotten to where I never use it.

I don't mind manually pulling a shot (actually, I like it) when I'm making a regular espresso.  But when you're making something like a cappuccino, it's really nice to just hit the button and focus on your milk.
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