calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 6,849 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 Fri Oct 9, 2009, 10:43am Subject: ODD thing happened this morning.
No big deal really but I have pulled at least a thousand doubles with this machine since I bought it but this is the first time I have had this happen!
What happened? Well, I had just finished back flushing with soap and had finished the rinse shots then I turned to make a sink shot of espresso to finish cleaning the group head and when I pulled the PF off the group head, there was NO puck in it!
I have been using these beans for a long time (well not these EXACT beans but the blend) and the shot pulled right, 16G grounds 32 seconds and the shot looked very tasty but I resisted the urge to drink it.
Anyway, the whole solid puck was stuck to the group head :O A quick jab with the chopstick and down it came intact but I have been using this basket, beans, grind for a long time and this was a first.
Like I said, no big thing but it did shake up the morning a little :P
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Happens routinely to me with the beans I use most (Arturo's espresso blend from Viva Java in Richmond). I just put the portafilter back under there and pull it just a bit toward me and the puck drops into the basket. Obviously the screen needs a good flush after every shot.
Jmanespresso Senior Member Joined: 18 Jan 2009 Posts: 2,108 Location: Westchester NY Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Alex Duetto II Grinder: Compak K10 - Vario Vac Pot: Yama-SY5/SY8/TCA5 Drip: V60, Beehouse, CCD Roaster: Hottop B
Posted Sat Oct 10, 2009, 9:31pm Subject: Re: ODD thing happened this morning.
Its not an advertisement for 1stLine Equipment, nor is it an Ad for Mazzer Luigi SRL. I have no affiliation with either company whatsoever. Ive done business with 1stLine, and own a Mazzer Major, but past that, Im not associated with them, nor am I advertising them.
Merely something I read which I found encouraging, and felt it would be wrong to not give credit where credit is due. Nothing more, nothing less.
IMPHO, 1stLineEquipment is a great equipment vendor, and Mazzer is a phenomenal grinder manufacturer.
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