coffeedancer Senior Member Joined: 1 Aug 2009 Posts: 7 Location: North Bend WA Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Fri Oct 12, 2012, 8:00pm Subject: la peppina watery shots
so just rebuild a la peppina and am having some issues. I replaced all the gaskets and cleaned it out completely. when I fired it up and when I pulled shots the lever come up very fast, my shots are watery. There is water on the top of the puck no matter how hard I tamp it. Any advice?
grogstah Senior Member Joined: 26 Oct 2010 Posts: 10 Location: Seattle Expertise: Just starting
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Posted Sun Oct 14, 2012, 5:14pm Subject: Re: la peppina watery shots
Agree with above posts - also merits mentioning that the Peppina tends to produce goopy pucks. Even when I produce very slow (i.e., borderline stalled) pulls, there is always a bit of water on top of the puck when I remove the portafilter. On the flipside, there is usually also a nice layer of crema in the cup and the shots are delicious, so I don't really care that the puck isn't dry. But if it is running very fast, sounds like your grind is too coarse. La Peppina likes a rather fine grind compared to many other levers.
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