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    I bought a new breville smart grinder last week and have been very impressed with the improvement I am getting in my shots since, noticably better with a better crema but every now and then I will get one really good shot and the next one is very acidic in taste, I always do 2 at a time (one for the mrs and one for myself) and usually the second one is not as good as the first. Is there a way to tell what i am doing wrong buy the taste?

  • #2
    Re: what am I doing wrong?

    what machine are you using?, why not use a double basket and do two at once
    maybe you need to let it warm up more between shots.

    need more about your coffee maker, dont think the grinder is at fault.

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    • #3
      Re: what am I doing wrong?

      I am using a Saeco V V. I seem to think temp might have something to do with it as the Mrs sometimes comments the shot is much hotter than the last. I always use a double basket in an unpressurised PF and fill to top then double tap then fill again, double tap, even of with the side of my palm then do a firm tamp and seal. I end up with about 18 grams of coffee and always do double shots. More often than not its a good shot its just sometimes I get the occasional one that is very acidic.

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      • #4
        Re: what am I doing wrong?

        The temperature is definitely the culprit here. As the boiler is quite small, it takes a while to reach optimum temp. Just give it a few extra minutes.

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        • #5
          Re: what am I doing wrong?

          Originally posted by 0308031B100D5755620 link=1307281339/3#3 date=1307341333
          The temperature is definitely the culprit here. As the boiler is quite small, it takes a while to reach optimum temp. Just give it a few extra minutes.

          Yeah, this is generally what I find when pulling back to back shots. I generally wait around 3 minutes before pulling the next one.

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