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What size basket is everyone using in their Mara X?

I was using the mid sized one (14g - 18g double basket) but finding that it gets a bit too full for my average use of 18g.

Going to move on to the largest one that came with the machine (18g - 21g larger double basket) so it leaves a bit more head space and doesn't touch the shower screen.

Anything I need to be aware of when using the largest basket?

Experimenting with flat whites at the moment with an 18g dose and yielding 30g of espresso in around 25 - 30 seconds.

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43 minutes ago, shaunlawler said:

What size basket is everyone using in their Mara X?

I was using the mid sized one (14g - 18g double basket) but finding that it gets a bit too full for my average use of 18g.

Going to move on to the largest one that came with the machine (18g - 21g larger double basket) so it leaves a bit more head space and doesn't touch the shower screen.

Anything I need to be aware of when using the largest basket?

Experimenting with flat whites at the moment with an 18g dose and yielding 30g of espresso in around 25 - 30 seconds.

I've found 18g in the double basket was sometimes too much for my liking (depending on the beans), but rather than use the bigger basket I dropped my dose to 17g. I don't like having too much head room in the basket, I think this can lead to more inconsistent shots. Only time I've used the triple is when dosing 19g+.

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I usually go 18g on my double baskets, with an extraction time of about 40 secs from pulling the lever. This seems to work well for the current mid to lighter roasts im using. 

Tried the triple basket yesterday and timing was off. Do you then split the shots on these? 

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