Pullman Basket right dose
I have purchased a pullman 19-22gram basket with matching tamper to use on my sunbeam 6910 machine. Just struggling as to what dose weight everyone is using in this basket. I have tried 23.5,23, and 22.5g. Am I dosing too high for this basket? Also im using a rancilio rocky, and it seems like its almost not grinding fine enough for this as im around 3-4th step from 0 ( and yes I have zeroed the burrs as 0 is as close to the burrs touching as possible) Just some tips or tricks would be great. I usually weigh my coffee going in the grinder and what comes out so my shots are the same each time. Shots just seem to pour out way too quickly, and the puck is wet as anything and shower screen covered in grounds. I think I may be dosing in too much but any thoughts appreciated
I’m using 20-21g (mainly 20g) in mine and the shower screen has from memory 10mm depth ie how far protrudes into the basket
My opinion: Grind finer and keep it within the recommended dose - that will be correct in 99% of all cases.
Most baskets (including the Pullmans) have an optimum dose which is usually close to the middle of their stated range.
The only likely issue - if your grinder is not up to grinding finer without introducing excessive bitterness either repair or replace said grinder.
Remember "Taste rules" - if it tastes good, you are "at least mostly" on the right track. A number of roasts have a fairly wide range of settings (i.e. dose / tamp / grind texture combos) which will work, so tinker / experiment and see what happens. Ignore things like wet / dry pucks etc if it is good "in the cup".
Cheers for that! I wasn't sure if the 19-22g stated was how much you dosed as I know some baskets are named differently but require less than stated. I will start from 19 and work my way up and figure out the grind settings. I have currently tried 23g with my rocky setting on 4.5 from zero and it seems about right but does taste a bit bitter( im not a black espresso drinker so unsure of how it should taste)
Originally Posted by TampIt