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    I have been enjoying my new purchases, but I have been noticing that the puck dosent look very dry.

    The puck is slightly wet on top (not very dry), but I am not sure if that is because I remove the portafilter too quickly after pulling a shot or if my grind is a little too fine. Or maybe not filling the basket enough?

    The shots are actually very nice beautiful crema no hints of separation, so I am not too sure what I am doing wrong.

  • #2
    Re: My Coffee Puck

    Hi Andreas,

    If the taste is ok, I wouldnt worry too much. Ultimately, you do want a nice dry, firm puck, but the real decider is whats in the cup.

    I recently got a new grinder which with a doser Im finding difficult to overdose my EM6910, which likes being updosed a lot. (Basically the throw left problem with the mazzer grinders is making updosing a PITA for me). Ive adjusted my grind and tamp to accomodate, and the shots are very nice indeed. In fact, possibly better than I had before as theyre more like a ristretto, viscous and sweet. But the pucks do have a little water on top and arent as dry as before.

    Dont worry too much about it.

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    • #3
      Re: My Coffee Puck

      Dont be to concerned about it. Could be you are getting a small weep of water from the shower screen after pouring the shot keeping the puck soggy and no pressure behind it. If it looks and tastes good just keep knocking them back

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      • #4
        Re: My Coffee Puck

        Thanks, I wasnt sure if I was doing something wrong.

        I do struggle a bit to dose consistently, because I have a doserless grinder. Was thinking I should get some scales or something and weigh the beans before each grind. Maybe 25g each time

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        • #5
          Re: My Coffee Puck

          I have a doser but dont use it as one due to the 51mm PF but I used and sometime reuse scales to recalibrate my eyes. Most untamped lots with a small tap on the bench give me fairly consistant results. Have a look on Ferralbay for the jewelers scales you will find local sellers for under $30 posted.

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          • #6
            Re: My Coffee Puck

            Thats what I thought use the scales for a while, teach my eyes to understand the level when grinding.

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