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EK43 on it's way, what extra bits are needed?

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It looks like it's time for my K30 to make way for another grinder...

 

An EK43 should be with me soon. However, reading a lot of the threads owners are using various funnels or ground catchers or bean weighing things...

 

What's the recommended bits and bobs to accompany an EK43?


L1, EK43, K30, Torr Titan, VST.

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250ml cocktail shaker.

 

Something to dose into your pf. Cut down yoghurt pot will do.

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250ml cocktail shaker.

 

Something to dose into your pf. Cut down yoghurt pot will do.

 

Do you use the cocktail shaker to catch the grounds from the grinder?


L1, EK43, K30, Torr Titan, VST.

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Best results i have found (taste and TDS) involve grinding directly into the basket through something like a funnel. If the inner diameter of the funnel matches the diameter of the basket happy days.


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Tried various funnel combos and they were all too messy for me.

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If you have a Porlex grinder, you can also use the bottom half in lieu of a cocktail shaker (though it is a tightish fit)

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It depends how you want to work.

 

Indeed a lot of people single dose & have various catchers when you hold the PF under the chute.

 

Have found it easier to clip on a stainless steel flask (bottom of a cheap cocktail shaker) & single shot grind into that. Sometimes good to spray with a food safe anti static spray but be sure to let it dry well for a couple of days.

 

I put the PF on a 'Bumper stand' & fit on a Kilner (jam making) Jar funnel or indeed an Aeropress funnel. Using the jam funnel I have attached (super glue)a 8.5mm group head gasket underneath to raise the funnel higher than the edge of the PF. Then after grinding into the flask I tip the grinds into the funnel, then tap & slowly raise it to keep the grinds in a nice fluffy mound. A little smoothing on top & then a light tamp.

 

I always weigh my circa 20 g shots into small 'shot pots' (from CallumT) in advance of my session. Then dose into the EK whilst running.

 

You'll never look back after you get going with the EK. Its great


Ron 

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Kitchen Craft sell a Pergfunnel

 

I actually bought an Orphan Espresso portafilter funnel a while back (now dented).

 

Note: I don't have an EK... At the moment.


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Here's a quick snap of the (my) bits:

 

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Ron 

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Best results i have found (taste and TDS) involve grinding directly into the basket through something like a funnel. If the inner diameter of the funnel matches the diameter of the basket happy days.

 

Agree with Gary. Best results from dosing direct into portafilter. Jam funnels are good but get one that has a diameter closest to basket diameter. Check 'goes all the way to eleven' thread for Xpenno's contribution.

 

That said, funnels sit inside the basket (not ideal). Only dosing gadget that doesn't is the Coffee Catcha which sits on top - you can tamp through it. Expensive but beautifully made. Check Esspresso Underground - has the cheapest price while stocks last.


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Here's a quick snap of the (my) bits:

 

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Can't see them anywhere, Ron.....which is probably a good thing:)


Londinium-R - EKS43 running SSP Silver Knight burrs

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Why was I waiting for that 'funny'?

 

It had to come from Patrick, who else?.


Ron 

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Tried various funnel combos and they were all too messy for me.

 

Ill get a video up soon. Very little mess at all dude


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I thought the only essential was........... a pedestal.


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Only, for the vertically challenged, Daren - which is why I switched to the mini hopper:)


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Ill get a video up soon. Very little mess at all dude

 

Gary, what gizmos do you use to keep the grounds from straying?


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I am using a volumetric dosing system on the EK 43 with different bushing sizes because of a phobia from using a scale.

By taste the EK only works for light roast and longer shots, but I think that's just a matter of taste.

With RDT you can reduce retention / static.

 

 

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Dosing straight into the PF even with a 'coffee catcher' seems to be wasteful & messy to me.

 

How do you hold the PF when you use the lever to clear the chute, which moves, each time?


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Straight into basket. Through funnel which clips into basket


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I then brush the fall out quickly into basket , do a couple of shakes , tap down once , remove funnel, then tamp .


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I then brush the fall out quickly into basket , do a couple of shakes , tap down once , remove funnel, then tamp .

 

So you weigh your dose into the EK ...for arguments sake lets say 18g ?

Do you weight it at all post grind or accept that you will get X out from that dose , and that's ok ???

Does all the dose go in the funnel , or does some blow back or fly about a bit and stick to the rarest static surface ?


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