JDHarding Senior Member Joined: 31 Aug 2007 Posts: 1,099 Location: WA, USA Expertise: I love coffee
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Posted Wed Apr 18, 2012, 9:29pm Subject: Re: Can someone make my portafilter bottomless?
If the bottom were cut off, the handle would get cut off too. Most of the part that connects handle to basket is on the bottom of the basket, and if the bottom is cut off, the handle will get cut off too. There's no way around it.
calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 5,633 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Thu Apr 19, 2012, 6:05am Subject: Re: Can someone make my portafilter bottomless?
You might not be able to take ALL the bottom off but 3/4 of it will have the same effect as taking all, at least on my naked PF, the coffee comes out the center of the basket the vast majority of the time so if the bottom was tapered from the center to allow some stock to remain, the result should be better than with the bottom.
Regardless, the machine will work just fine without the naked PF, there are many many thousand machines out there that have NEVER seen a naked Pf and they turn out great coffee.
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