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    Tamping

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    Hi all
    Whats an average tamping presssure? I`ve seen all sorts of variations written from 6-13kg and I guess there are varaible to consider but where should I start? I`ve jus got my new sunbeam grinder and now waiting for my unpressureised Krups basket for my Sunbeam machie to arrive. Then i`m into it.

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    Re: Tamping

    Start at 10kg but consistent technique is more important than actual pressure. Keep it level and a little polish at the end with no pressure and you will be on your way.

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    Re: Tamping

    Quote Originally Posted by 576A6760777146050 link=1237166837/0#0 date=1237166837
    Hi all
    Whats an average *tamping presssure? I`ve seen all sorts of variations written from 6-13kg and I guess there are varaible to consider but where should I start? I`ve jus got my new sunbeam grinder and now waiting for my unpressureised Krups basket for my Sunbeam machie to arrive. Then i`m into it.

    Robert
    Due to many reasons;
    1: Grind size
    2: Bean type
    3: PF size
    4: Single or double floor
    5: Machine
    6: Type of espresso your wanting
    7: Tamp style


    There is no Right and Wrong.

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    Re: Tamping

    Quote Originally Posted by 7C535A584F705C535C5A58505853493D0 link=1237166837/2#2 date=1237167730
    There is no Right and Wrong.
    True, the pressure needed is enough to make a well timed and perfect looking espresso.

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    Re: Tamping

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5F515C534452533D0 link=1237166837/1#1 date=1237167585
    consistent technique is more important than actual pressure.
    yeah, what moto said. Speaking for myself, I have found that making sure I am tamping a consistent pressure and method was more important than how much pressure I was using. Knowing that I have that (reasonably) consistent leaves grind and dose to get right/play with.




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