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    Quote Originally Posted by peterjschmidt View Post
    8g for a 1oz. shot sounds like it's in the ballpark.


    Not to rub your nose in it, but when I said;

    Yeah, yeah, I know you struggled to contain yourself! LOL You were right! there, happy! ROTFL
    I went back and looked at it again, if I take the small basket and fill it completely full, then skim off the excess with a knife, there is 4 gram. But why would they sell a small basket like that which only can hold 4 grams? The double basket will hold double the amount. Note; After tamping down it's obvious I could add more gri
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    Quote Originally Posted by mawil1013 View Post
    Yeah, yeah, I know you struggled to contain yourself! LOL You were right! there, happy! ROTFL
    I went back and looked at it again, if I take the small basket and fill it completely full, then skim off the excess with a knife, there is 4 gram. But why would they sell a small basket like that which only can hold 4 grams? The double basket will hold double the amount. Note; After tamping down it's obvious I could add more gri
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    B/c these types of machines aren't real espresso machines, they use way smaller PFs and baskets then normal. For example on my CC1 I normally dose 16-18g in the double basket, when I had my Delonghi Bar32 (believe they all use the same basket size on these machines, think it's 51mm) the double basket held less than 12g if I recall as there are some real espresso machines with baskets around that range however their longer and hold more volume. That's a massive difference that will hugely affect taste, let alone the other issues involved.

    If you want to really try to make better coffee on a budget, your better off getting a Hario Skerton (or Mini) hand grinder, do the step-less mod to them. That and fresh beans should make a nice difference for you, Hario will be much much much better than the grinder you currently have. Then you can try depressurizing the basket with the Hario and see an even nicer improvement.

    This is the Bar32 (or really any Delonghi) basket depressurized:
    Last edited by Surfer; 02-05-2014 at 04:16 PM.

 

 
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