First Impressions of Decent Espresso DE1+PRO - Page 15

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Postby vmpull » Jun 26, 2019, 11:57 pm

Yes it is V1.1 The puck is not as dry as the one I get on my Alex Duetto but not wet either. See image below


Postby Rytopa » Jun 27, 2019, 12:35 am

The soggy puck can be attributed to a number of factors. Headspace is one of the factors. Some other factors causing it is because of the unlimited parameters we can play with on the DE.

Slow preinfusion, bloom style, slow ramp up to pressure, slow ramp down, flow profiling etc etc during the shot will usually require a much finer grind setting, which increases the water holding capacity of the puck, which in turn causes the soggy puck syndrome. Infact a soggy puck usually indicates a a better extraction, as it means a well saturated puck.

The DE can produce tradition easy knock out pucks if you stick to the "tradition" extraction style. 30 secs, 9 bar, no preinfusion.

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Postby sfhoo » Jun 27, 2019, 7:36 am

As long as the end result taste good, I don't think wet pick matter much. How does it taste? ;)


Postby Quester » Jun 27, 2019, 1:21 pm

sfhoo wrote:Did you get the v1.1? Does the shorter grouphead space help with the watery puck?

I have v1.1—my pucks are a bit watery with some profiles. When the shot is amazing, watery puck is not a bother!


Postby vmpull » Jun 27, 2019, 7:12 pm

sfhoo wrote:As long as the end result taste good, I don't think wet pick matter much. How does it taste? ;)

Excellent shot. My husband (my taste tester) was able get the fruit notes he was looking for from our ethiopian Wolichi Wachu home roasted medium beans. I am playing around with the long preinfusion profile (slayer style) on the DE1Pro.

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Postby sfhoo » Jun 27, 2019, 11:25 pm

Thank you for the replied!! I pre-ordered the UL certified DE long time ago, then upgraded to UL listed DE+. Decent offered me the DEpro last year but I was not in the rush so waited till now.

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Postby ChrisAndrew » Jul 03, 2019, 3:48 pm

I get soggy puck and great taste with the IMS screen. Considering trying the spacer just because is a rabbit hole. Going from Conical to MAX also.

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Postby sfhoo » replying to ChrisAndrew » Jul 04, 2019, 12:04 am

lucky you with the MAX. I wish I can get one.