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Posted Thu Mar 24, 2011, 6:24am
Subject: Portafilter Dosing Cylinder Test
 

I just searching for a portafilter dosing cylinder and i found two possible solution. One is very expensive and the other very cheap.
You can see both on my little Video. Have fun.

Portafilter Dosing Cylinder Test

cheers Mick

 
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Posted Thu Mar 24, 2011, 7:05am
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, 7:10am
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.

 
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Posted Wed Mar 30, 2011, 12:14am
Subject: My solution - step 1
 

Here is ground coffee in my cut canning funnel in what used to be the dosing chamber in my now "Civilized Rocky".

"I civilized my Rocky"

The ridgeless 58mm double basket is below the funnel.

Phil

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Posted Wed Mar 30, 2011, 12:20am
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.

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Posted Wed Mar 30, 2011, 12:30am
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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Posted Wed Mar 30, 2011, 11:05am
Subject: Re: Portafilter Dosing Cylinder Test
 

Wow, you consider the OE dosing funnel very expensive?  

Have you purchased a tamper for your portafilter?

I use the less expensive shorter OE dosing funnel to keep my grounds in the 45 mm portafilter.  Looks great and helps keep the Vario spray in the basket!

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