HB wrote:I used to remove the portafilter retainer clip so I could drop in the basket after weighing as advocated in Digital espresso or a way to consistency. But I've switched to weighing the whole portafilter and knocking out the puck/wiping the basket clean... My change in routine was simply to streamline my morning workflow.
Just to inject some common(?) sense - although that common sense could be out of place. Let's just say that:
a. An empty portafilter (no basket, no spring) weighs 500 grams.
b. A typical doubles basket weighs 28 grams.
c. A typical espresso dose is 15 grams.
How reasonable is it to ask a scale to differentiate between 528 grams and 543 grams OR 28 grams and 43 grams? How consistent is it and does this consistency, or lack thereof, matter to the end user?
Regardless of the source, baskets are very inexpensive relative to the cost of the machine.
...split from Portafilter - off or on when idle? by moderator...