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Can anyone help me??

 

Ive seen bottomless filter holders around and I'm curious as to what the beenfits of using them are as apose to the standard one with a pressurised basket in that i use with my gaggia classic.

 

If anybody has one and thinks it creates a vastly better espresso i'd like to invest in one and if anyone knows the best one to get with a limited budget i would appreciate the help. They also look really cool when pulling a shot!

 

Thanks.

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You would need a non pressurised basket and grinder to get the best use from a need pf..in itself it doesnt make better espresso . It shows you if the puck is extracting evenly in a nice cone or if there is channeling .

Channeling is where the water is finding he path of least resistance due to an even coffee bed.... a naked pf shows this ...

Removing channeling can improve the over taste of your shot as the coffee is extracting more evenly


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They also look really cool when pulling a shot!

 

Thanks.

 

This.

 

Oh and they let you analyse your extractions visually to help determine whether or not your coffee is extracting evenly throughout the basket.

 

Ditching your pressurised basket in favour of a standard double or precision basket such as VST / LM / IMS will give you more benefits than the naked portafilter itself.

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You would need a non pressurised basket and grinder to get the best use from a need pf..in itself it doesnt make better espresso . It shows you if the puck is extracting evenly in a nice cone or if there is channeling .

Channeling is where the water is finding he path of least resistance due to an even coffee bed.... a naked pf shows this ...

Removing channeling can improve the over taste of your shot as the coffee is extracting more evenly

 

Ive got a grinder and have been playing around with different grinds. Thanks for the info, i'll need all the help I can get because i'm so new to this hah!

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This.

 

Oh and they let you analyse your extractions visually to help determine whether or not your coffee is extracting evenly throughout the basket.

 

Ditching your pressurised basket in favour of a standard double or precision basket such as VST / LM / IMS will give you more benefits than the naked portafilter itself.

So I should try a non pressurised basket? I've seen people talking about vst baskets, are these the most common type?

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So I should try a non pressurised basket? I've seen people talking about vst baskets, are these the most common type?

Do you have a grinder? You dont need to get a vst basket , and standard one will suffice. Especially is you havent got a decent tamper.. id go stock standard and tamper....


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Yes my dad got the gaggia classic with a grinder in a bundle. It's reletively good with a lot of grind size options from 10-0. I generally use grind 2 so it's quite fine but not the most it could be.

 

I've read about tampers and people say to start with get a motta tamper so I think that's what i'm going for.

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Yes my dad got the gaggia classic with a grinder in a bundle. It's reletively good with a lot of grind size options from 10-0. I generally use grind 2 so it's quite fine but not the most it could be.

 

I've read about tampers and people say to start with get a motta tamper so I think that's what i'm going for.

 

What grinder is it though , It may not be espresso capable without a pressurised basket....


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