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    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Quote Originally Posted by mattyj link=1116487115/45#49 date=1136791611
    how about circumcised?

    nar- u cant use the "leftovers" as a replacement fan belt ;D :o

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    Im not gonna touch this one! Not even with someone elses pole! No matter whether it be 6 inches or 6 meters in length! Nuh-uh. Not gonna touch it! ::)

    Java "Slowly backs away" phile

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    Crutchless it is.. ;D

    I hate to burr up the hairs on the back of anyones neck.. but.. I dont think my crutchless PF is doing me any good.. I must be doing something wrong.

    >:( >:(

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    Paulie338, Why whats it doing or not doing? Spill the beans.... ;D . Its all I use now.

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    Youre all perverts.

    Its what I cant see that excites me...

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    Re: Naked Portafilter

    Quote Originally Posted by paulie338 link=1116487115/45#53 date=1136841753
    Crutchless it is.. ;D

    I hate to burr up the hairs on the back of anyones neck.. but.. I dont think my crutchless PF is doing me any good.. I must be doing something wrong.

    >:( >:(
    Paulie,

    The problem would appear to be in the amount of coffee used and the grind. This is the problem with using preground coffee.

    Espresso is a process, a series of strictly defined and controlled steps that must be rigidly adhered to to produce that perfect cuppa. If a single step in that process is too far outside of specs the end result will show it.

    In your case it appears the step(s) that is the problem is the filling of the basket.
    • The basket must be filled so that the puck will expand tightly against the showerscreen and fill the entire basket when the shot is pulled.
    • The puck must be evenly tamped with sufficient force so-as to prevent channeling.
    • The grind must be of the proper fineness so that when the above are done you achieve the proper extraction time.


    The fact of the matter is that these variables can not be properely controlled using coffee ground at the store.

    The only way to achieve a proper extraction is to have a good quality grinder at home.

    As the ambient conditions change through out the day you must adjust your grind to compensate for these changes. This is obviously impossible with-out a grinder sitting next to the espresso machine.

    Im afraid that until you have your own grinder you will continue to have these extraction problems and theres nothing you can do to prevent them. :-/

    Java "Gotta have a good grinder!" phile

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    Re: Naked Portafilter

    :)

    Yeh, Ive been trying to avoid that fact for a while now.. might have to buy meself one.

    Thanks Java, all good info!!

    Paul "gotta go get meself a Rocky" ie
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    Re: Naked Portafilter

    Ok, some improvement has been seen in my crutchless shots.. (that sounds weird!) ;D

    Firstly, I backflushed my machine.. wow I didnt realise there could be so much gunk built up..
    Second, I got some coffee ground a little coarser from Mocopan
    Third, Ive started dosing about 18g..

    Its working wonders.. the coffee is much fuller when its extracted and Im starting to see the amazing colours like on the photos earlier in this thread...

    Cheers,
    Paulie

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    Re: Naked Portafilter

    Paulie338, gotta ask, hows your puck looking? ;D

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    Re: Naked Portafilter

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Glad you asked.. my puck is very solid but still a little wet on top. I can also see a minute amount of channeling.. Ive ordered a Pullman tamper and sent my Marzocco basket over to him to have it fit perfectly.. which will hopefully fix this problem.

    Paulie ;)



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