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So I took the thwacker off and pulled the first shot this morning...

 

With the lens hood on the basket thee grinds went mostly in the basket... I then used a brush to coax the grinds from the lens hood into the basket. A slight nutate and tamp and pulled.... This resulted in a much cleaner pour so the distribution has improved from my grinding into a cup efforts.

 

I just need to concentrate on keeping the mess down during the grind...

 

One thing I tried a few months ago was actually putting the centre of the basket right on to the end of the exit chute. Grind the beans and then when you pull it away there is no static and the ground coffee fell into a nice little mount in the centre of the basket as if it had come out of a doser. I only tried it a few times but it didn't really improve anything in the cup.


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The Funnels are good , but i then to find that the ones i have are either the right diameter size , but have a lot of static and coffee clings to the edges

Or they have no static ( brushed metal ? ) but they are a smaller diameter .

This means that distrubution to the edge is poor . Even using stockfleth i get the impression I'm just moving stuff to the edge rather than getting the coffee the same depth all the way round....I did used to nutate but found the combination of grind , dose and pressure using , was stalling the tds a little ( coffee to compacted ) versus a straight flat tamp.....


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it would be good if we could put up some photo/clips of what we are using and how it delivers in the basket ..

There is lots of older info on the web of what the EK does in terms of Extraction yield etc but not a lot on practical usage ..

The EK thread on here , is too long and all over the place ..

Ill try to keep this one on track


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it would be good if we could put up some photo/clips of what we are using and how it delivers in the basket ..

There is lots of older info on the web of what the EK does in terms of Extraction yield etc but not a lot on practical usage ..

The EK thread on here , is too long and all over the place ..

Ill try to keep this one on track

 

Good idea!


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I'll get a vid up this afternoon - I'm rolling without any real mess

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I'll get a vid up this afternoon - I'm rolling without any real mess

 

Ok format of info needed to go along with it

Grind setting

Burrs type

Dose

tamp style ( nutate / no nutate ... )

Time out

Weight out

Mess made ( in grams )

:)


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I might even put the heating on and refrac this one...

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I might even put the heating on and refrac this one...

 

temperature range of the instrument (15-30 Deg C)

 

Christ , take a reading quicker!


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The thermapen said it was 12 degrees in my kitchen

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Thick socks, big hoody, job's a goodun

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Just given in and switched on the heating - house temp is 17c and it feels decidedly parky.


Londinium-R - EKS43 running SSP Silver Knight burrs

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OK:

Brazil Sitio Laranjal from Rave ( medium roast )

Grind setting : 1.1 (old dial)

Burrs type : Coffee

Dose : 17g

tamp style ( nutate / no nutate ... ) : No nutate

Time out : 21s ( plus 6 second pre infusion )

Weight out : 40.9g

Mess made ( in grams ): 0g

 

Put spout at base of basket and then slowly lifted out- only mess ended up on the camera hood as I hit the spout with my finger... will try doing this whilst at the bottom of the basket next time.

 

decent pour not as bad as previously but not as good as this morning's... I wonder if it's the slight nutation?

Edited by Mrboots2u

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beans: Brazil Sitio Laranjal from Rave


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first drips... 6s preinfusion.


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Terrible pour, tripod, dead spots but tasted absolutely lovely!

 

17g in 39g out, no waste, 1.1 OD, 8s pre-infusion, no idea time of shot as it looked awful I stopped the timer! How wrong was I

 

Chute touching bottom of basket even whilst clearing cling-ons... Just a little grounds on lens hood. No levelling, nutate and polish but no tamp...


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Terrible pour, tripod, dead spots but tasted absolutely lovely!

 

17g in 39g out, no waste, 1.1 OD, 8s pre-infusion, no idea time of shot as it looked awful I stopped the timer! How wrong was I

 

Chute touching bottom of basket even whilst clearing cling-ons... Just a little grounds on lens hood. No levelling, nutate and polish but no tamp...

 

I wouldn't bother with a bottomless and the EK mate, the look of the pour doesn't mean as much as it does with other grinders. Faster longer pours are all the rage and unless you already have a brown kitchen then your gonna have a bad time :)


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I wouldn't bother with a bottomless and the EK mate, the look of the pour doesn't mean as much as it does with other grinders. Faster longer pours are all the rage and unless you already have a brown kitchen then your gonna have a bad time :)

 

It's yellow, for the moment at least...

 

I've not been getting any spritzers to be honest so not too bad that way.


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It's yellow, for the moment at least...

 

I've not been getting any spritzers to be honest so not too bad that way.

 

given no spritzers

I demand to see a clip of prep and a naked extraction ......:)

As i suspected you are a better man than i .....


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It's yellow, for the moment at least...

 

I've not been getting any spritzers to be honest so not too bad that way.

 

That's good news, I found with the naked that I was stopping shots too early as I couldn't stand to watch the horror!


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given no spritzers

I demand to see a clip of prep and a naked extraction ......:)

As i suspected you are a better man than i .....

 

Ok will enlist some help with the camera tomorrow as I need an extra pair of hands... I'm off out soon.


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That's good news, I found with the naked that I was stopping shots too early as I couldn't stand to watch the horror!

 

That's exactly what happened but the shot was lovely!


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It's yellow, for the moment at least...

 

I've not been getting any spritzers to be honest so not too bad that way.

 

Your Londinium lever pressure profile is well suited to the EK. The ramp down in pressure avoids the pour becoming Niagara Falls mid way through.


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