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    Default Portafilter Stand for Scales

    I'd like to buy a stand that will allow me to rest my portafilter on my scales so that I can accurately weigh the grinds. Something like this one from Decent Espresso:

    https://decentespresso.com/portafilter_stand

    But frankly, €33 seems a bit blooming steep for a simple bit of plastic, so does anyone know of any cheaper alternatives? Otherwise, if there are any 3D print fanatics out there looking to make a few quid, then I'd be very grateful for something like this:

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2808434


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    I use a glass ramekin bowl for this purpose, admittedly not as pretty as the ludicrously expensive Decent Espresso one you've found, but it does the job. Roll on the proliferation of 3D printing.
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    Yes, pretty is not as important as functional, so perhaps I can rig up something similar and do the job equally well


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    A lump of sugru or air drying clay molded into a half sphere. Press your filter down onto it and make an exact imprint of it.

    Let the silicone (sugru) or clay set, paint it... or don't

    Edit: could even make a mould of it and cast a few in resin. Should be able to knock a few out for common filters.

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    Speaking of ludicrously expensive...the acacia lunar comes with a rubber protection pad for the top work a 90 lip, to protect 1cm down the side.

    If you tun the rubber pad upside down, it is just strong enough to support a naked PF for weighing.

    It’s a superbly simply solution, the downside is the cost is a nudge more than Decent are charging, but they are exceptionally brilliant to use.

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    That's a nice idea, might well give that a go - thanks!


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    I believe the Decent stand is actually metal fwiw.

    Brewista also have some stl files for printing: https://www.mybrewista.com/products/portafilter-stand

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    Personally I gave up weighing coffee in the porta filter. The mass of the filter (compared to 7-20gm) of coffee is so large you can expect large errors. I started using 50gm digital scales and a plastic rattle paint can lid to hold the grind. Tare out the lid, weigh the coffee and transfer to the porta filter.

    Now I have a much better solution, I just got a 'weighing spoon' off Fleabay. There are several but this is like the one I'm using. A steal for £3.50: I use a white spoon exclusively for my coffee and a second colored spoon for general kitchen use. It's such a nice (large) shape you can hold it under a Jolly doser whilst operating the lever.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kitchen-D...kAAOSwk4tapfw7

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    As above, I grind into a ceramic pot, check the weight of the coffee and carefully transfer that via an Orphan Espresso dosing funnel into my portafilter (which is a portafilter stand).

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    Thanks, just shows with a little ingenuity you can do a decent job without spending a fortune. Yes, I think a stand for the porta filter is useful, especially for my single shot filter that won't balance. I'm soon to give up on the Jolly doser and do a funnel mod. better suited to infrequent dosing demand and allow fine tuning of the grind with less waste. The Jolly porta filter support is on the correct mechanical center, but the aperture spewing out the ground coffee is wide and I get coffee overspill which I don't get dispensing into a spray can 'cup'. It just makes for an unwanted operation to wipe away the overspill and rinse out the cloth. I've got plenty of stainless TIG weld wire, so it won't be too hard to bend something up to fit.

    It's taken me a while to get good coffee repeatedly, starting from the worst 12 second single shot for 8 gm and the other end of no liquid pulled through and the alarm going off. But now I've seen that the grind,tamp, and coffee mass are my critical variables, I wouldn't trust an automatic doser to do the best job just yet. I changed the bean type the other day and had to alter the Mazzer grind a couple of stops to get the same pour.

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