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Posted Sat Feb 9, 2013, 1:25pm
Subject: Naked Portafilter issues
 

Take a look at the video. I have been having issues with using a naked portafilter.
I assume that channeling is my issue, but I do not know how to change this.
I have tried different levels of grind and tamp pressure. I shoot for between 30 and 35, but have tamped a bit harder to see if that would help--no dice...
Sorry for the crappy quality of the video. Please forgive me.
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Posted Sat Feb 9, 2013, 1:30pm
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Please link video.  


But in general:

Stir with a probe and do a light tamp N-S-E-W then a big one centered helps me.

 
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Posted Sat Feb 9, 2013, 1:31pm
Subject: Re: Naked Portafilter issues
 

I don't see a video link. However, your tamp pressure should not be modified. Rather you would adjust grind fineness, distribution (and potentially dose), to correct channeling issues. Read article 12, "easy guide to better espresso at home" on www.espressomyespresso.com It's about halfway down the right column under how to.

 
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Posted Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:19am
Subject: Re: Naked Portafilter issues
 

Hopefully it works this time.
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Posted Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:22am
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I will try to post the video once I am able to get into my computer
Can't post the video from my phone. a=\

Thank you so much for the suggestion.
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Posted Sun Feb 10, 2013, 3:14am
Subject: Re: Naked Portafilter issues
 

With a bottomless portafilter all the factors (e.g. grind, dose, distribution, tamping) that contribute to extraction have to be perfect. Otherwise you'll have sputtering. That's why a naked PF i such an amazing diagnostic tool: it reveals all your weaknesses. Unless you tamp uneven, tamping will probably not be the problem. Most likely it's distribution. Have you tried using the Weiss Distribution Technique?

 
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Posted Tue Feb 12, 2013, 8:19pm
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I have tried multiple times to post the video, but the file is too large. I compressed it into a zip file... still too large.
Thank you all so much for your input, though. I will definitely try out the suggestions tomorrow at work.
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Posted Tue Feb 12, 2013, 8:57pm
Subject: Re: Naked Portafilter issues
 

most people post the video someplace like YouTube and then just post a link to it here.

 
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Posted Tue Feb 12, 2013, 9:41pm
Subject: Re: Naked Portafilter issues
 

emradguy Said:

most people post the video someplace like YouTube and then just post a link to it here.

Posted February 12, 2013 link

+1. You(Tube) beat me to it!

 
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Posted Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:21pm
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Success!!!
Click Here (www.youtube.com)


The video is sideways and a tad bit wonky.
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