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  1. I had a whole thread on Taste Buddy for iPhone, which I found brilliant and still use regularly Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Glad you are happy and hope it helps with the coffees. I loved that tamper and after a while I really noticed that the curved base was helping me learn to tamp vertical and evenly as you can really feel off-axis movements. [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Bringing this back on track a little bit, this morning’s shots have been superb - almost strangely so! I have had no problems getting sweet, clean and balanced flavours from the EK, but it is less common to get strong tasting and heavier body. Recipe fairly fixed at 15:45 over 20-30s (time depending on Lord knows what!!) now I have found some magic this morning! Anecdotally, I have noticed that shots with a slow and even PI followed by a faster pull are the best...that is just a very hard thing to achieve! Sometimes I notice that the pull flows evenly without any observable channelling and forms the shape of quite a large aerated cone of espresso flowing from the basket. These are the god shots and I just need to produce them more often Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. That is astonishing - it is like Hoffman doing a voiceover for a child [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Thanks - and no problems. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. [email protected] - did you get my PM? [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Haha - fair point - I probably should have checked my calendar more closely [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. This sounds an interesting learning exercise. Especially as you can watch the video in your own time, for those of us that have to be at work at 3.00 pm [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Yes please - happy with that. Sorry for slow reply - was just checking postage insurance costs. I’ll send you a PM to sort out. It’s a beautiful feeling tamper. Hope you enjoy using it. [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Excellent used condition as per photos. I will upload a video to show the condition of the base. Looking for £65 posted to UK. Rob Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. No, it is definitely helpful to read your comments, so thank you as ever. I’m not trying to artificially reach some arbitrary 30s mark, but possibly am still slightly wedded to the idea of PI being a good thing, so I need to adjust prep to make sure I can allow time for PI. I like that my lever is largely a fixed variable, so the grinder and prep are the bits to focus on. I have to admit i haven’t blind tasted a gorilla tamp long PI shot against a light time short PI one. I will put that on my learning list. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. One more thing....I have found me needing to tamp hard with this grinder to offer sufficient puck resistance at the right grind size. Does anyone else notice this? No longer “grind fine tamp light” with my lever!
  13. Fair... I am absolutely dialing in to the taste of the pour, not aiming for a specific PI, BUT I can clearly see a less balanced pour/extraction if I start the pour before the blush has spread entirely across the basket. If, say I get drips from one area really quickly (1-2seconds say) and have to cock the lever before a full blush appears, this indicates too coarse a grind, and I know the actual shot will be underextracted. I would tend to confirm this from taste. I am not grinding to target PI, just finding better shots where I achieve a full Blush before a quick pour If that makes sense.
  14. I have an almost-Londinium, mine is the Quickmill Veloce, and maximum shot output volume is 45-50g, so it’s a bit of a mismatch with the EK as basically I can only hit 1:3 with my 15g basket, so sort of stuck with it :-/ That said, even this slightly larger dose has transformed the shot. I didn’t think I had a real reason to scratch the LR itch....but maybe longer shot volume could be my excuse?! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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