I fill the basket and pull a shot till it starts blonding.Am I doing something wrong?
Yes, you're not contributing anything to this thread with a response like that, relax with the eye rolls. No one forces your hand to respond to topics you think aren't worth your time.
Ok, so Chris cleared my issue up for me. I didn't think 2oz with Crema would have been 60g. I'd guess it'd be closer to 45g. I was getting really confused by those ratios initially.
I don't see why you wouldn't treat the lever like a pump machine in this case. Where you time your shot and adjust for the output you're looking for. As long as you've adjusted the fineness of your grind to apply the right resistance to the water being pushed through. You may find that your short shots taste more like a pump machines output because the pressure wouldn't have declined by as much right?
I know I've pulled a great shot when the flavour is 'like a beany taste that tastes like a bean'.