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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?
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Posted Wed Jul 31, 2013, 3:49pm
Subject: Re: Ok... 2oz of water weighs about 56 or 57 grams..... comparring shot yield.
 

This chart may help, but you can pick what you want.

Click Here (www.home-barista.com)

If I try to get about 50 - 60 gms, I will fill a 4 oz shot shot glass, but that is because it is initially mostly crema.

 
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Posted Wed Jul 31, 2013, 5:44pm
Subject: Re: Ok... 2oz of water weighs about 56 or 57 grams..... comparring shot yield.
 

D4F Said:

This chart may help, but you can pick what you want.

Click Here (www.home-barista.com)

If I try to get about 50 - 60 gms, I will fill a 4 oz shot shot glass, but that is because it is initially mostly crema.

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I cant believe that as much reading and looking that I have done, I have never seen that chart. It lines up with what I have been doing pretty close. Thanks!!
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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.

 
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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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