CurtG Senior Member Joined: 25 Oct 2011 Posts: 25 Location: San Diego Expertise: I like coffee
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Posted Tue Mar 4, 2014, 3:18pm Subject: Re: Question about Vetrano 2b and VST baskets.
I lived with the stock PF for several months and got very good results (I think I was dosing 15 g with the double). The baskets are a bit tapered at the bottom which I believe might make it even more user friendly. I eventually got a bottomless PF and a VST 18 which I use all the time now and really enjoy, but it wasn't a requirement. I have never tried to use the VST 18 in the stock PF handle; I'm not even sure it will fit due to the stock PF being a rounded bowl shape inside.
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Posted Wed Mar 5, 2014, 6:46am Subject: Re: Question about Vetrano 2b and VST baskets.
Just a humble opinion here. I do not have VST baskets but I DO know the big jump you will see with your new machine will be impressive, how much more there are to VST, IDK but you will not miss much by waiting for later, I am still on stock baskets abet 21 g baskets, they are fine. Could VST be better? sure I suppose they could. YMMV!
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I'm using the stainless steel Cafelat bottomless PF. I got the narrow double spout with it, but I've never used the spout. I was surprised at how well the V2B does with a bottomless and it's just so easy to keep clean that way.
I dose about 18g into the VST 18g basket (using my 0.1g scale), but then I use the Chicago chop with a last sweep that removes about 0.5g.
I have the ridgeless VST; easier to knock out the puck cleanly.
I agree! However, since I use my naked porto 100% of the time, it is a non issue for me! If I need the Vetrano single or double porto, they are locked & loaded with the original baskets. I enjoy using the naked porto and don't see going back to the regular porto anytime soon!
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