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I dialled in some Square Mile Sweetshop yesterday and while it's delicious I'm interested in other people's recipes.

 

I saw your recipe @MildredM & I see you were extracting at a 1-1.5 ratio @Stanic could you let me know what sort of time you pulled that in?

 

Do you just cut the shot a bit sooner or do you grind a bit tighter to slow it a bit?

 

(and apologies for being cheeky and @ing you!) :D


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The last bag of SS needed a slightly tighter grind to slow it down, I seem to recall. It was yummy!


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Be happy with delicious.

You brew ratio wil reflect your preferences for strength.


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I dialled in some Square Mile Sweetshop yesterday and while it's delicious I'm interested in other people's recipes.

 

I saw your recipe @MildredM & I see you were extracting at a 1-1.5 ratio @Stanic could you let me know what sort of time you pulled that in?

 

Do you just cut the shot a bit sooner or do you grind a bit tighter to slow it a bit?

 

(and apologies for being cheeky and @ing you!) :D

 

The thing is that with the Portaspresso I'm no longer paying much attention to the extraction time, once I get a nice slow "mouse tail" flow I'm only looking at the scales. My favourite dose is 20g in and 33g out :)


The peculiarity of espresso beverage is the simultaneous presence of three dispersed phases coexisting within a matrix, namely a concentrated solution of salts, acids, sugars, caffeine and many other hydrophilic substances. These phases are: an emulsion of oil droplets, a suspension of solid particles and an effervescence of gas bubbles, which evolves into a foam.

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The thing is that with the Portaspresso I'm no longer paying much attention to the extraction time, once I get a nice slow "mouse tail" flow I'm only looking at the scales. My favourite dose is 20g in and 33g out :)

I like the sound of that ratio, having just received scales to weigh out, my coffee strength at the moment is not as strong as I'd like, that said I'm also trying to fine tune my grind.

Both to suit my espresso and DL's Cappuccino in one go.

 

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I’m using a 15g basket, dosing 15.2g and ending up with 33g over something like 40s

It usually ends up as a flat white.


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I’m using a 15g basket, dosing 15.2g and ending up with 33g over something like 40s

It usually ends up as a flat white.

 

I'm 18g in 18g basket, getting out 36g in 30 seconds. And mine usually do too!

 

Be happy with delicious.

You brew ratio wil reflect your preferences for strength.

 

Happy? Never ;)

 

You're not wrong though!

 

The thing is that with the Portaspresso I'm no longer paying much attention to the extraction time, once I get a nice slow "mouse tail" flow I'm only looking at the scales. My favourite dose is 20g in and 33g out :)

 

Sorry yes, I think I remember you saying that before re timing, I'll try a shorter one as an espresso tomorrow :)


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It's a bit late to try now, but I think I see the error of my ways (Bear in mind just got the small scales not yet used), I have 20g in a 20g basket - roughly 20 seconds - Now here's the classic mistake - I'm bloomin well sharing this between two - Note to self, employ scales tomorrow and get the first brew, unless My DL is the guinea pig and I have the second brew - me'thinks.

 

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It's a bit late to try now, but I think I see the error of my ways (Bear in mind just got the small scales not yet used), I have 20g in a 20g basket - roughly 20 seconds - Now here's the classic mistake - I'm bloomin well sharing this between two - Note to self, employ scales tomorrow and get the first brew, unless My DL is the guinea pig and I have the second brew - me'thinks.

 

Jon.

 

Ian's my guinea pig, so to speak! Second dibs for me every time :)


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Ian's my guinea pig, so to speak! Second dibs for me every time :)

 

Gosh - Browse the forum all evening and think you've gleaned something and then Wham you get a hopefully great snippet that fills a few voids, I'll not sleep tonight in anticipation. :waiting::waiting::waiting: and waiting.

 

Jon.


One Life this is it, it's not a rehearsal so enjoy it best you can - Have some fun, buy a coffee machine.;)

 

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Sorry I couldn't react much, busy evening at work, I was serving in the restaurant for the first time :) turns out the tips can be pretty good, I've nearly evened out the hourly today :D

As for the total time when making espresso at home it is roughly 10 seconds preinfusion and then perhaps another 30-35 seconds to get the 33 grams. Long extractions like these seem to work fine with lighter roasts, I avoid overextraction by adjusting the grind and water temperature. After some practice with various beans it became really easy to fine tune. I like those thick, syrupy espressos ;)


The peculiarity of espresso beverage is the simultaneous presence of three dispersed phases coexisting within a matrix, namely a concentrated solution of salts, acids, sugars, caffeine and many other hydrophilic substances. These phases are: an emulsion of oil droplets, a suspension of solid particles and an effervescence of gas bubbles, which evolves into a foam.

MildredM's towels, joey24dirt's tamper, Norvin's dosing ring, Portaspresso Rossa PG Air and HC-P, Kinu M68, Feld47 travel, Aergrind, Bellman steamer, IMS baskets, Hario Syphon TC3, Java Maestro dripper, Chemex, French press, Gnali & Zani moka pot, Bonavita kettle & scales, BWT Bestmax Premium

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Sorry I couldn't react much, busy evening at work, I was serving in the restaurant for the first time :) turns out the tips can be pretty good, I've nearly evened out the hourly today :D

As for the total time when making espresso at home it is roughly 10 seconds preinfusion and then perhaps another 30-35 seconds to get the 33 grams. Long extractions like these seem to work fine with lighter roasts, I avoid overextraction by adjusting the grind and water temperature. After some practice with various beans it became really easy to fine tune. I like those thick, syrupy espressos ;)

 

Congrats on your new job & good news about the tips! Sweet!

 

I like them like that too, mine are pretty decent but I think I'm probably a bit limited by my gear.. Can't wait to get my Niche...


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Bumping this old thread. Have got some of the latest batch of Sweetshop and am not sure on dialing it in. I was wondering if anyone could share their preferred recipe. Cheers.

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On 01/06/2019 at 19:46, Planter said:

There is dark then there is DARK

They were dark and are very dark ........

On 02/06/2019 at 08:14, Mrboots2u said:

Never...?

 

That's where you are wrong, roasted not to within an inch of their lives but to give the ultimate in depth an all round flavour ..... I await your contradictory response.

26 minutes ago, Mrboots2u said:

Start at 1:2 and taste  

A lot more guidance than I received,  never 🙄..  clearly a fan of mediocre 'Notes' 😉.

 

Jon.


One Life this is it, it's not a rehearsal so enjoy it best you can - Have some fun, buy a coffee machine.;)

 

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22 minutes ago, xpresso said:

They were dark and are very dark ........

That's where you are wrong, roasted not to within an inch of their lives but to give the ultimate in depth an all round flavour ..... I await your contradictory response.

A lot more guidance than I received,  never 🙄..  clearly a fan of mediocre 'Notes' 😉.

 

Jon.

I don't drink beans that dark and sticky as a rule ,so wouldnt have any advice on how to dial em in , just being honest. 

And yes i have tried em along time ago. 

What are mediocre notes ....


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6 minutes ago, Mrboots2u said:

I don't drink beans that dark and sticky as a rule ,so wouldnt have any advice on how to dial em in , just being honest. 

And yes i have tried em along time ago. 

What are mediocre notes ....

Middle of the road 😉.

Jon.


One Life this is it, it's not a rehearsal so enjoy it best you can - Have some fun, buy a coffee machine.;)

 

ECM Synchronika - ECM V-Titan 64 Grinder - EXPOBAR MEGGACREM 2 Group - MAZZER Super Jolly grinder with doser -  AMIR Scales and they work fine - 15-18-20-22-25g VST Filter Baskets - Several MOTTA Jugs and a Home Made Knock Box. - Useful contributions from the Family.

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