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I have recently got myself an L1. So far I'm loving it. 

I noticed the baskets were a bit crappy so I have bought an LM 17g. 

I'm loading it with 16 g of coffee. I'm having to grind loads finer now. I think maybe the 15g would be a better bet.

What do most of you use? Any advice appreciated. Thanks

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Reiss, when he launched the LI, was dosing at 15grms but that was with medium plus roasts. With lighter roasts, I dose 18-19grms > 36-38grms. With medium to dark roasts you can pull ristretto shots 1:1.5 as those roasts extract more easily than lighter roasts. 

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For what it's worth, I use 15g VST baskets dosed with ~15g for all of my L1 (2016) shots, from light to med/dark. (The "~" signals that I sometimes reduce the quantity of grinds to ~14.5g when using coarser grinds with darker roasts.) I dial-in to a 2:1 ratio, and then experiment with variations. This works for me with very light roasts, but one of these days I'll get around to trying 18g doses in a bigger basket to see what difference that makes.

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