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    Lucas reference to uber-geekiness in another thread had a strange cascading web flow effect on me and somehow I ended up here:

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/caffeine/accessories/2891/zoom/

    Übergeeken of the world, Unite!

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    I have that exact tshirt!! And I know for a fact at least one other forum member does as well (because he bought me mine!)

    Gosh.. Im such a geek.....

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    • #3
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      I absolutely must have one of those. 8-)

      Itll drive my work colleagues completely mad. :P

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        More [ch368]bergeeklichtkeit . . .

        Ive been using the WDT method for the last few days (read about it on Home-Barista.com) and Ive got to say it brings perfection and consistency yet another step closer. I have a Silvia paired with a Nemox grinder and am finding the WDT method is the perfect answer to Silvias exacting grind/dose/tamp standards and the Nemoxs steplessness-less-ness (Im not bothering with the yoghurt container, simply stirring a needle in circles through the grinds in the portafilter to de-clump ready for tamping). I find I can now grind more often on the coarser of 2 settings, and also dont need to updose as much: the WDT has been the missing link. Well, the 2nd missing link. The 1st missing link was the Greg Pullman Tamper (Thanks Greg!!)

        If youre happy with your grind, dose, tamp and tamper but still get the odd inexplicable choker, gusher, or uneven pour, I recommend you give the WDT a try.

        An added bonus with my new set up is that I dont need as much coffee in the basket, so every roast now has slightly longer legs.

        Im a happy vegemite

        - Rob

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        • #5
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          I have the same combo as Robster - have tried the WDT method over the last few days and yes indeed it does work!

          Thanks Rob for the info.

          Ron

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          • #6
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            Hi Ron,

            Its a great little tweak, isnt it! Im glad Im not the only one using it. I feel ever-so-slightly less geeky now :

            Rob

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              I have been using this method for a month or so and it certainly is good for consistency... Once you get used to the process its not really that much extra.

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              • #8
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                Yep. Every shots a beauty now. This is probably something those with more forgiving groups (eg e-61 style) take for granted, but the Silvia is so finicky (particularly paired with the stepped Nemox grinder).

                The WDT method will certainly get me by until either Silvia or the grinder carks it.

                - Rob

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                • #9
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                  I hear your pain there is so much to balance when trying to get that perfect shot from Silvia. From warming the cup, grinding & dosing with WDT, temp surfing, timing extraction, bleeding steam wand, its a lot of fine balancing. How much easier would a E-61 HX be!!

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                  • #10
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                    I have to admit I use the method when I remember to using a toothpick and have found that it works well. But I find that with a full portafiller, I can send grinds over the edge so I have to be careful. I also do it out of eye shot of the non-coffee drinking SO to avoid copping a coffee-nerd related remark my way ;D

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by Matt G link=1149600032/0#9 date=1150442414
                      . . . I also do it out of eye shot of the non-coffee drinking SO to avoid copping a coffee-nerd related remark my way ;D
                      Yeah, thats the most dangerous aspect of the WDT method . . .


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