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  • IMS Basket variations and models

    I wonder if anyone can answer this... interesting to me but a bit technical.

    Can I swap between IMS basket sizes in the same way you can with VST baskets with minimal grinder adjustment?

    Currently I have an IMS Basket 22g - https://www.coffeeparts.com.au/ims-f...70-2t-c-h285-e. Its too big for me, I'd like a smaller basket for my doubles

    What i notice online is we can get 20g & 18g baskets here, but the model number & hole pattern is different.

    20g - https://www.coffeeparts.com.au/ims-f...-b70-2t-h265-m
    18g - https://www.coffeeparts.com.au/ims-f...-b70-2t-h245-m

    notice the last letter on the model numbers swaps from E on the big basket to M on the two smaller ones.

    This relates to the hole pattern and size (page 8 on the document or 10 on the PDF) - http://www.imsfiltri.com/wp-content/...-Catalogue.pdf

    the have a whole range of baskets that match the 22g (28.5) but aussie retailers don't seem to carry them.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Sleeprequired View Post
    Can I swap between IMS basket sizes in the same way you can with VST baskets with minimal grinder adjustment?
    In short no you can't

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    • #3
      Hmmm thats a real vote for VST baskets isn't it... ?

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      • #4
        Yep pretty much. They're the only one that comes close to being able to do that.

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        • #5
          Jeez didn’t I have find today dialling in an IMS basket, then realising that, then getting VST baskets, then dialing in that with a change of bean.

          OMFG. got it in the end though, just as I ran out of beans.

          doing 18.5g in an 18g VST with 45g shot. Have to go real fine and tamp harder than normal.

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          • #6
            The smaller baskets are slightly trickier, it seems. It definitely requires a finer grind on my IMS but then I just use my standard Wega basket these days.

            You can measure it volumetrically too, it works well for me and it tamps down to the line in the basket. I just fill to the top and smooth out with my finger. Weighing takes more time but both methods work well. I get consistent shots and no gushers.

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