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  1. Sorry, yeah into deionised water Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
  2. Never tried this before, but received a sachet as part of James Hoffman's world cupping thing. Mixed as per instructions and made a couple of brews, which tasted really bad. I did a GH/KH drop test on it and it measured 10 GH (general hardness) and 1 KH (carbonate hardness). These are weird numbers, and not what I would be looking for. Even if I measured my water incorrectly, the ratio between these numbers is surely not right
  3. Thanks, will get it sent this week Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
  4. Found it lurking at the back of the drawer, Chinese knock-off tamper 58.5mm - height adjustable and sits on top of the basket edge so guarantees a level tamp. £15 posted.
  5. [emoji102][emoji897] Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
  6. I've been running a bwt for a couple of years. Am watching the peak water project with interest and would replace it with one of those if it does the job. In my experience the cartridges don't last as long as stated and there is a gradual decline in taste (of coffee, not the water). How hard is your water? Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
  7. I get a 2.5 litre bottle of de-ionised water from Wilkos
  8. I think it's a nice idea and fairly well priced, will definitely join in. Don't really get the posh jibes personally, he seems like an intelligent guy and generates some interesting content Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
  9. Can't remember what machine you have, is it a londinium? If so, I would definitely agree that life will be hard with an EK and 14.5g doses, I think that would suit a lower pressure profile. I would suggest even trying a bigger basket and dose
  10. I usually prefer funky coffees as espresso (and in milk) than V60 - first espresso today was very nice 15 -> 35 in 27s - I think I could push it a bit further
  11. [emoji2373] Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
  12. Had a few brews now, not espresso (yet). Flavours I've picked up at various times: Parma violet, lavender, blackcurrant, anise, vimto, smokey rubber Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
  13. If alignment is better and no shims are used, then the zero point will have moved out (i.e. would need to turn a bit further to hear burr chirp). You would also expect to be at a slightly coarser setting for the same flow rate once zero point was reset. Don't be afraid of quick shots, most (not all) coffees taste best with ~20s pours for me.
  14. There is no magic brew ratio, it will depend on grind. With too coarse a grind you will have a strong-ish cup but possibly under extracted. With too fine a grind, you will have a very very strong cup and possibly over extracted. With an optimal grind, you will have a stronger-than-average cup with a good extraction
  15. Has your grind setting shifted at all since sanding? Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
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