DeanOK Senior Member Joined: 24 Sep 2012 Posts: 650 Location: OK Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: QM Vetrano 2B Grinder: Vario W
Posted Wed Jul 31, 2013, 3:43pm Subject: Ok... 2oz of water weighs about 56 or 57 grams..... comparring shot yield.
Ok... I keep reading that people that weigh their shots are usually going for about 30-35 grams of espresso yield for a double basket that has 14-18 grams of espresso. Put when you read what a shot is supposed to be... it is usually reported that a double shot is between 2 and 3 oz. (57 to 84 grams if it were pure water). I realize that the crema can take up space and not weigh what coffee does... but there seems to be a gap here that I cant jump. If yield is supposed to be 2 to 3 ounces, shouldn't our yield be more than 35 grams?
Please explain my error in thinking.... yeah, I know your supposed to go for taste, not yeild... but why such a wide gap between the guidelines that are supposed to help us find our niche?
Posted Wed Jul 31, 2013, 5:54pm Subject: Re: Ok... 2oz of water weighs about 56 or 57 grams..... comparring shot yield.
I started with about 50 - 60 gms and then started working my way down, tightening the grind and adjusting until now about 30 - 35 gms. I use a PID and add heat with brew on a Gaggia so the water volume of output, water through the boiler, is important for me, to match heat. I like the taste and mouth feel much better at the 30 - 35, but it took a little adjusting of me :) The chart helped me.
tglodjo Senior Member Joined: 16 Oct 2012 Posts: 209 Location: Jackson, TN Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: La Spaziale Mini Vivaldi II Grinder: Baratza Vario, Virtuoso Drip: Wave, V60, Chemex, Clever Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Wed Jul 31, 2013, 7:20pm Subject: Re: Ok... 2oz of water weighs about 56 or 57 grams..... comparring shot yield.
I didn't believe the a 2oz yield could weight 32g until I finally learned to dial in my grind properly. For a while, all my 2oz doubles were weighing 60g, and they were hitting the 2oz in 25-30sec golden rule. Now that I've learned how to adjust grind properly, I'm getting 30-35g doubles, yielding 2oz.
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