Breville BES800ES Double Basket Troubles
I've had my Breville BES800es for a few months now with unpressurized breville replacement baskets.
Using a Breville SmartGrinder (on the absolute Max grind setting)
I've had reasonable success with the single basket - I can get the shot to come out in the ballpark of the correct flow rate and manage to bring it to a standstill if I try hard enough.
With the double basket (which I see is generally recommended) I just can't get the shot to come out slow enough.
I'm tamping with a cheap tamper that doesn't quite fit the basket snugly which is the same size as the stupid plastic tamper that comes with the machine (i.e. it's say 1mm short of being a tight fit) - tamping with enough pressure to just about give me an injury.
Do I need to invest in a better tamper that fits the basket snugly - or is the basket a problem? I see Krups baskets have less holes in the bottom (tampered) versus the breville double which is just a square shape.
I see threads on people saying you don't need to tamp very hard - but with this machine I don't see any other option than to tamp with extreme pressure?