calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 6,825 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: ECM Veneziano A1 Grinder: Many different commercial Vac Pot: 40s era Silex Drip: Milita, Bunn&Curtis... Roaster: Cast iron pan, gas burner
Posted Thu Mar 24, 2011, 6:05am Subject: Re: Portafilter Dosing Cylinder Test
There are problems with both rings.
I guess, for me, I think they are both a solution to a problem that does not exist. I just use the doser on my grinder and all is well.
When I use my grinder that does not have a doser, I do get a few stray grounds on the counter but the coffee in the PF is MUCH more even when ground without a ring than with either of the rings in the video.
YMMV! Enjoying the toys is all part of the game and if you like these toys, ...... ENJOY!
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Posted Thu Mar 24, 2011, 6:10am Subject: Re: Portafilter Dosing Cylinder Test
The Orphan Espresso funnel is also a beautiful piece of machined metal that I wouldn't be embarrassed to have next to my $1500 espresso machine and my $800 grinder. :) And I really appreciate the tactile feel of machined metal.
Dana Leighton - Espresso hack and CoffeeGeek moderator
Posted Tue Mar 29, 2011, 11:20pm Subject: Re: My solution - step 2
Here the funnel and basket are on the vibe table. Note the little stiring wisk. With the vibe table running I stir the grounds with the wisk. After a few tens of seconds the grounds "flowing" back into the basket take on a different look. The clumps are gone and they seem to flow almost fluid like.
Posted Tue Mar 29, 2011, 11:30pm Subject: Re: My solution - step 3
Here the basket is snapped into the bottomless handle and placed on the vibe table. I turn the vibe table on full as I tamp. I used to just place the basket on the vibe table and tamp before putting it in the handle. The shock of putting it in the handle apperantly disturbed the grounds as I got more "squirties".
I am not showing step four since I underdosed slightly. While the shot was drinkable, it didn't look impressive.
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