Post By dan77
Post By ntt384
Oily espresso shot? - please help
Apologies for the long post. Seeking advice from any fellow CS'ers who have ever extracted oily espresso shots.
Below are two videos of my extracting a shot from a Sunbeam EM7000, using Lazzio - Single orgin beans - Brazil Serra Negra from ALDI. Now before I get judged for using supermarket beans, I do usually order my beans via fresh roasters online but I didn't want to waste beans while I was dialing and experiencing these 'oil' shots. The video isnt the best but there are oil separation in the shot...
Shot #1 - Compak K10 Fresh
Shot #2 - Smart Grinder - Setting 13
In my journey to reaching obtaining the 'god shot' - I purchased a used Compak K10 Fresh on Gumtree ($400), with thoughts of it being an upgrade from the Breville Smart Grinder. It was an Ex-cafe unit and it is quite possible that the burrs need replacing. I have opened the unit to clean but it is hard on observation alone to see signs of wear. I have been quoted $200 which I think is reasonable to have the unit serviced and burrs replaced here in lonely Western Australia but I am hesitant on fear it doesn't resolve the issue. What I have noticed on the Compak K10 Fresh are the number of clumps when grinding. See video below at setting 60:
Before I stump up some cash, any help/input would be greatly appreciated. I have adjusted the K10 grind to a coarser setting with the same result, adjusting it finer simply causes the machine to choke.
Can we have some macro shots of the surface of the beans, please?
I’m no pro but shot 1 looks like the grind is way too fine and chocking the hell out of the shot. Back the grind off and try again.
Yes ground way too fine I think. My Sunbeam would either clog entirely or drip just like that and I was grinding on about 13 using the EM0480 grinder using Aldi Lazzio dark roast.
Feel like such a rookie. Thanks for the advice all. I adjusted the setting this morning to 70 then 73 - Results are light and day.
Two kids have strung me out more than usual.