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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2013, 9:33am
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I actually have never used a spouted portafilter so I have no idea what the spouts have to offer. I find that the naked just makes sense. It's cleaner, works better on the tamping mat and yes... I find it sexy and that does play. I've encountered no spritzing or other problems. But that is all just functional stuff.

This thread has gotten me curious to try the spouts to see the effect on flavour and texture. Has anyone ever done a blind taste test analysis?
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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:00am
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I think H-B has some articles/threads.  I believe it is just fluffier and doesn't change it that much.

 
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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:56am
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At home, my first shot of the day -- a straight, double ristretto -- is always pulled using a bottomless pf.  It's a tool, and lets me make any adjustments if necessary, etc., etc.  The rest of the day, I'm pulling shots using a "regular" (spouted) portafilter.

In my office, although I have a bottomless pf, it doesn't get used all that much -- one or two shots if I have a new blend, but that's it.  Otherwise it's all made with the "regular" portafilter.

I find the shots do taste differently -- bottomless v. regular -- not better or worse, just different.

 
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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:01pm
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I'll occasionally pull a spouted shot for giggles, but otherwise: 100% naked.
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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:31pm
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spouted only gets used when company comes in the evenings to make singles instead of the usual doubles.
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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2013, 1:05pm
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I only use spouted when I need less than a double in a cup. Otherwise, I always use the bottomless.

 
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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2013, 1:13pm
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I use a single spout for doubles always.  It makes for easy cleanup.  That along with taking the springs out of my portafilters so I can easily replace baskets really has made life simpler.  One for her and one for me.
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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2013, 1:14pm
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JasonBrandtLewis Said:

I find the shots do taste differently -- bottomless v. regular -- not better or worse, just different.

Posted February 16, 2013 link

What differences do you note?
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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2013, 1:15pm
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RapidCoffee Said:

I'll occasionally pull a spouted shot for giggles, but otherwise: 100% naked.

Posted February 16, 2013 link

DavecUK Said:

much prefer the bottomless as it keeps you on your toes. I have seen to many crappy shots coming out of a spouted portafilter, where the OP doesn't even realise how bad the shot is. I also don't think it's easy to detect a sub optimal shot in a spouted portafilter.

Posted February 16, 2013 link

I must giggle a lot, but not stay on my toes, I use spouted and go by taste.  Perhaps I have no taste and that makes it easy :)

 
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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2013, 1:27pm
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JohnLyn Said:

What differences do you note?

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Typically, the naked pf produces -- to my palate -- a more rustic, "coarse" shot; the "regular" one is more refined, more integrated, smooth.

 
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