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Posted Wed Jun 19, 2013, 8:05pm
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My dose for Gamut was between 19-20 g.   Unfortunately I don't monitor the temp, so I don't know.  I run a 2.5 oz shot of hot water through the brewer, and then pull.  Typically it still has a small volume of flash boiling going on and then settles down.  I would like to hope it's around 200-203, but I'm just guessing.  I usually judge my success by its body and taste.  Doesn't really help when the shot is not up to par, but already down the hatch.  :-)

Hoping to get another bag this week.
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Posted Wed Jun 19, 2013, 8:12pm
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sounds like you have a HX machine.  thanks for the info.  I've got a DB, and my brew is set for 200 right now, so I'll try dialing in a 20g dose.  I also emailed Patrick to see what his recommendations are.

 
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Posted Sun Jun 23, 2013, 9:20am
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I just had one of the best shots I've made in a long time! An 18g ristretto of Gamut.

 
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Posted Mon Jun 24, 2013, 3:50pm
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Sounds like you've gotten things dialed in.  Did you end up seeking recommendations from Chromatic or just use trial and error?
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Posted Mon Jun 24, 2013, 4:24pm
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Yeah, I got recommendations from Chromatic. Basic answer for the Gamut was pull a double ristretto, starting with 17.5g, and increasing slightly as the beans age. They're pulling just shy of 30g wet with that dose. I keep threatening to weigh my shots, but haven't bothered yet. I'm pretty good a dosing either 18g or 20g consistently, so I'm using 18g and pulling really tight ristrettos (tighter than I do with things like Klatch WBC or Red Bird, or Vivace's Vita). I tried a 20g shot and it was over aggressive for me. For the Shadow Puppet, they're pulling those close to 20g when the beans are fresh, also as a ristretto.

 
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