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Was interested to hear the Conti 60th at the Rave event was using 8 Bar springs (others spring are available, but sadly didn’t bring them) and 8 Bars made for a nice, smooth espresso. Just had a play with my pump and lowered it slightly (was set to settle on 9 Bar, or just above). I’m now getting an initial pressure of 9 Bar, and settling on 8 1/2 Bar. Also lowered my inlet feed to 2 1/2 Bar line pressure instead of 3. Just made an initial dialling in shot of some Rave Colombia La Cristalina (Brown sugar, honey, star fruit & pineapple) on the EK43 and it was lovely. 17g into 36.5g in 38secs. Smooth and sweet. Made another for a flat white and got the fruitiness coming through the milk. I’m guessing as there are many ‘V’ owners on here now, trying out different pressures is a doddle.. For me it’s a screwdriver, although my pump is external so not too bad (although I’ve got to crane my neck to see the pressure gauge whilst fumbling around in the cupboard under my machine ) So the rule of thumb is 9 Bar, but if you can change yours, what do you use? (As an aside to this if available, what temp? I’m on 94.5 Deg C)