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    Default VST basket sizes for Rocket

    Can anyone confirm if the 20g VST ridgeless basket will fit in the standard rocket Portafilters.

    if not I assume that the 18g ridgeless will fit but not sure...

    anyone had had a play about with this

    **follow up**

    I now have the 20g ridgeless VST basket & can confirm it WILL fit into the standard Rocket Portafilter that I received with my Appartamento with no issues at all....

    Also worth noting for those reading this that my drinks instantly taste better with the higher dose/VST combo.
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    18 s fit most portafilters but best check baslet dimensions on the VST site if no one has the information.

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    A VST 20g will not fit in a spouted Rocket portafilter. Another good reason to get a bottomless portafilter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobW View Post
    A VST 20g will not fit in a spouted Rocket portafilter. Another good reason to get a bottomless portafilter!
    are you talkie about ridgeless or ridged

    funny thing is I called Bella barista this morning & the guy check & he said a 22g ridged would fit in a spouted Portafilter... strange

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    Mine's an 18g ridgeless VST and it fits perfectly in the Rocket spouted and naked PFs. I haven't tried the bigger ones where depth is an issue, but either way I'm not keen on the ridged ones. All the ridge does is make it a PITA to get out of the PF. If you still have the wire spring, that will exert enough pressure to hold a ridgeless VST basket snugly in a Rocket PF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotmetal View Post
    Mine's an 18g ridgeless VST and it fits perfectly in the Rocket spouted and naked PFs. I haven't tried the bigger ones where depth is an issue, but either way I'm not keen on the ridged ones. All the ridge does is make it a PITA to get out of the PF. If you still have the wire spring, that will exert enough pressure to hold a ridgeless VST basket snugly in a Rocket PF.

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    Yeh I figured the 18g would fit no problem in whatever... TBH I do want the 20g though & the conflicting info is a bit confusing.... I also agree the ridge design is a pain, not so much getting it out but more because it just gathers grounds... In my old set up (Sage Barista Express) the baskets were straight walled with no ridge & the pucks knocked out perfect.... Not liking the rocket double basket so far TBH...

    Out of interest what are you dosing into your 18g VST... I have found the rocket double will only take about 18.5g before it gets to close to the shower screen... Personally I do like a heavier dose of between 19 & 20g so trying to figure the best VST basket size for rocket portafilters in conjunction with appartamento.

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    I normally go from 17.3 up to 18.7 depending on what the coffee is. I've had perfectly good shots at just over 19 but don't go there as a general rule. Best to get a bigger basket if it will fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HowardSmith View Post
    are you talkie about ridgeless or ridged

    funny thing is I called Bella barista this morning & the guy check & he said a 22g ridged would fit in a spouted Portafilter... strange
    Sorry for delay in replaying - I have a ridged 20g VST and that definitely does not fit. Feels like it is hitting the bottom before the ridge is an issue but I could be wrong.
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    Update on post one.... The 20g VST RIDGELESS fits my standard rocket Portafilters with no issues...

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