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  • Overdosing a 6910

    Hey everyone,

    I have to start by saying that this forum is AMAZING. I have only just joined but have been reading up tips on here for weeks!

    I have only had my 6910 for a month and am really pleased with the shots that I am getting. However I was reading that many people leave a 5-8mm gap at the top of the basket after tamping - some even tamping right to the stainless steel line on the tamper. I have been filling to just 3mm or so from the top - I think the handle only just goes on! I have never had a problem with it sealing. Should I be adjusting my dose? Are there any problems associated with filling so high?

    Thanks in advance! ;D

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    Re: Overdosing a 6910

    Welcome.
    If its working for you dont change anything.
    I think the SUnbeam likes being updosed.
    I have more trouble when I underdose.

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    • #3
      Re: Overdosing a 6910

      On my Silvia when the dose is correct I have the screw impression in the puck from the shower screen, if I underdose her I tend to get a faster flowing shot which is not desirable.

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      • #4
        Re: Overdosing a 6910

        hi matt i am the same as you = about 3mm - = tight on fit... clear impression of showescreen.

        problem: if 2 high then water soakage through puck can be inconsistent due to water not expanding puck onto screen. this means you end up with a dry puck (you shouldnt), and a under flavoured shot.

        solution - dose less.

        but yes the 6910 loves to be dosed up!

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        • #5
          Re: Overdosing a 6910

          I belive that Paul Basset (WBC champ who helped with the design of the EM6910) is a fan of updosing so you cant be too far off the mark.

          I have read different reports about the Silvia though. Some people claim better results through underdosing!

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          • #6
            Re: Overdosing a 6910

            Thanks everyone - very helpful as I knew you all would be! I havent had a problem with a dry puck so I think I will stick with what I am doing - maybe just slightly less.

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