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jwoodyu
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Posted Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:56am
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At first you might find yourself making larger corrections and going from gushing to choking the machine and having to sink the shot. Over time the changes get much smaller and results more consistent. In time you will get the point were the shot you just pulled is plenty drinkable but could you will make a mental note to tighten the grinder just a touch on the next one before you pull. Think of it kind of like amplitude at first there maybe crazy high peaks followed by crazzy low valleys. In time it will be tiny little peaks and tiny little valleys and the result will be consistently good espresso.

 
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Posted Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:14am
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^ what he said!  This is spot on with my experience as well.  In fact, you even learn how far to adjust the grind based on how the last shot ran.

 
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Posted Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:19am
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great advice.  i guess my "small" adjustments are actually bigger than I think they are.  I'll play with smaller adjustments and see how it goes.
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CMIN
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Posted Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:47am
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Keep a note too of where you start at for X beans, that way if you change beans and go back and forth etc... you'll know what range to start back at when going back to that batch.
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