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tdifraia
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Posted Sat Mar 16, 2013, 5:50pm
Subject: Re: Pulling a double
 

I was thinking the same thing, by dosing higher and grinding coarser, but it just gave me more of the same. By grinding less of a dose and grinding it finer I got my 2 0z before it blonded. I think I ended up going from 18 g down to 15 g, and grinding about 3 marks finer on the micro on my vario. I got a 1.75 oz pull in 30 secs. By grinding coaser and increasing the dose I was unable to achieve this.  Live and learn.
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Posted Sun Mar 17, 2013, 7:58pm
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"Coarser" and "finer" must be in reference to a starting point. It's quite possible that one person going coarser and another person going finer end up at the exact same point...yeah?

 
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Posted Mon Mar 18, 2013, 8:45am
Subject: Re: Pulling a double
 

emradguy Said:

"Coarser" and "finer" must be in reference to a starting point. It's quite possible that one person going coarser and another person going finer end up at the exact same point...yeah?

Posted March 17, 2013 link

yes it must be in reference to a starting point, and you can get to the same point as in blonding and timing but not flavor, mostly when I ajust my grind within range (after being dialed in) it's to bring out more of a certian flavor profile or different nuance's in the profile,and control your flow by updosing/underdosing and/or ajusting your tamp.


tdifraia Said:

I am getting a about an ounce before my shot starts blonding. The shot tastes great, but I would like to get 2 oz. I am using 18g and the shot runs for 21 seconds before it blonds. If I let it go to 27 seconds I get 2 oz, but the shot is bitter. What can I change to get more than 1 oz before I have to stop the shot?

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being the shot was bitter and blonding early was the reason for suggesting updosing and grinding a notch or 2 coarser. In my earlier post I should have said the easiest not best.
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