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    VMB Junior k3 Touch grinder what bar should I get?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hey all got a VBM junior and a K3 Touch last week. All going really well, very happy with the set up. My question is when the shot looks good and is about 25 seconds my gauge shows approximately 10 bars. I have played and played but cant get 9 bars without it flowing really fast. Any ideas? Secondly My K3 Touch has an auto doser. The amount it grinds doesnt seem enough it doesnt fill the basket fully? I have been doing a double shot dose (2 pumps of the doser) tapping to settle the grinds and then refilling manual dose. When this happens it is much better. When I only use the double dose the puck is pretty wet. When I do it my way it is firm and even and tastes much better. Any ideas?

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    Re: VMB Junior k3 Touch grinder what bar should I get?

    10 bar on the gauge is spot on - that usually translates to 9 bar at the group. Your instincts are right, 9 bar on the gauge is too fast a pour.

    Again with the dose, your instincts are probably right. I usually dose between 18-19g of coffee/double depending on the specific beans and grind etc. I am not very familiar with the K3T, but in terms of routine have a look at the instructional videos on the ECA website, they are very helpful, but your technique sounds like a good start. Remember consistency and reproducibility are the keys. Enjoy you have a great combo. :)

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    Re: VMB Junior k3 Touch grinder what bar should I get?

    Cheers Bennet

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    Re: VMB Junior k3 Touch grinder what bar should I get?

    The K3 touch has a little knob under the base to adjust the amount of coffee ground by the auto doser

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