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Posted Thu May 28, 2009, 9:20pm
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File the above question under "Things I've always wanted to know, but was too ashamed to ask." LOL
The reason I ask is because on a couple of occasions, I've had pours that just seemed  way too slow (and with a lever machine this can be painful for those of us with rotator cuff problems)
In those cases, I seemed to remember locking in pretty firmly.
Any correlation, or did I most probably tamp a wee bit to firmly?
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Posted Thu May 28, 2009, 10:44pm
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I wouldn't think so Rob unless your grounds/puck are compressed by the screen.  But even then I would think it to be negligible.

 
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Posted Fri May 29, 2009, 8:54am
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TimEggers Said:

I wouldn't think so Rob unless your grounds/puck are compressed by the screen.  But even then I would think it to be negligible.

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Thanks. must confess, I hardly slept all night, thinking my rep as a "sort of" experienced home roaster/shot puller had been seriously called to question. LOL

 
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