SWORKSDESIGN 49.7mm Puck Disk Screen Experience - Page 2

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Corgo
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#11: Post by Corgo »

Pulled a shot with the more traditional puck screen. There was more pressure during the pull and a lot more crema (half the shot was crema) using the exact same setup as this morning except with sworksdesign puck screen. Upon taking the portafilter off, the water above the puck screen is clear instead of brown with the sworks design. The puck is also uniform with no marks in the center that is present in the sworksdesign. Next, I took the shower screen and it is the dirtiest I have ever seen. Everything had a layer of coffee ground on it and I deep cleaned it about a month ago before starting to use with the sworksdesign puck screen. I had used the bplus one for 3 months and it was way cleaner (only needed a quick wipe down and no need to take apart for a deep clean) than a month with the sworksdesign. Honestly I see no significant difference in group head cleanliness comparing no puck screen vs the sworksdesign, so I would not recommend it if your intent is to keep the group head clean.

Dev (original poster)
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#12: Post by Dev (original poster) »

Sorry to hear your experience using the Sworksdesign for the CT2 and I happy you fount something that works for your use case.
For the Cremina 67 the Sworksdesign is working really well for me since my last posting. I did the white towel wipe down on the shower screen and it was nearly spotless with only the faintest hint of brown. I am truly impressed by it and the handling is just fine. It's possible that it might not work well for all machines but for my use case of using 13g with the Cremina it's working exceptional well.

Gpinch1
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#13: Post by Gpinch1 »

FYI Orphan Espresso sells 49mm paper filters.
https://www.oehandgrinders.com/oe-botto ... 100pc.html

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Chrikelnel
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#14: Post by Chrikelnel replying to Gpinch1 »

These are 46mm, they fit in the bottom of a 49mm basket but are too small to go on top.

Dev (original poster)
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#15: Post by Dev (original poster) »

Maybe a good time to update this puck screen after using it every day for the last few months.
The screen has now become part of my process and there is no damage to the screen and I do not think I will ever use the second one that was provided. At first I would clean the shower screen after the pull but noticed that no residue would be on the shower screen so all I do now is a small wetting flush. Before the puck screen the shower screen would be dirty requiring a few passes with a cloth and a few flushes.

Although it is an extra process of adding the puck screen it has saved me from a wasted flushes having to fill the boiler more often with less residue clean up of the shower screen.
Normally I abandon new things once I get use to them out of laziness to simplify my process but not this.

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grog
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#16: Post by grog »

I got one of these a few weeks back (58.5 mm size) and concur. Couldn't be easier to integrate into workflow, easy cleanup (I just rinse it as the same time as the PF). Keeps the shower screen much cleaner and the extractions are improved - the top of the pucks are perfect and pop out cleanly.

I should also mention that my main motivation for trying these was that the tops of my pucks were getting hammered and as a result, the shower screen was always a mess. That issue is now completely mitigated.
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Gpinch1
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#17: Post by Gpinch1 »

Chrikelnel wrote:These are 46mm, they fit in the bottom of a 49mm basket but are too small to go on top.
They were never meant to go on the top, always for the bottom.

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JohnTheBastard
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#18: Post by JohnTheBastard »

Gpinch1 wrote:FYI Orphan Espresso sells 49mm paper filters.
https://www.oehandgrinders.com/oe-botto ... 100pc.html
I would really like to buy these, but I can't get them into my shopping cart using either Chrome or Safari. Tried disabling content blockers, tried from my phone, etc. but no dice. Anyone else find a trick to defeat the HTML gremlins?
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JohnTheBastard
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#19: Post by JohnTheBastard replying to JohnTheBastard »

Update on this: you can't add anything to the cart until you create an account. (Also, your login from orphanespresso.com doesn't work on oehandgrinders.com or vice-versa.)
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Dev (original poster)
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#20: Post by Dev (original poster) »

I thought I would give a long term update.

There has been absolutely no damage to the screen. No warpage no bending no nothing but compared to the new spare it has lightly discolored and that is to be expected and I am sure some Joe Glo will take care of it when I service my machine with the baskets.

The shower screen on the Cremina is spotless when I clean it that I do not think it's even necessary. Probably better to just give it a light flush of water. Another interesting observation is the shower screen holes no longer get clogged up over time. The water distribution pattern is the same as it was after the head has been cleaned and serviced with makes me think I can extend the service.

As one of the other commenter mentioned when I eject the puck from the basket it comes out cleanly as one big pill. I simply separate the screen, run some water over it and thats it. Less mess and a big time saver.

Overall I think this screen will last forever and is probably the best accessory I have bought for this machine. Some have reported bending and that is probably due to some kind of interference between the head and the puck. I do not have that problem because I have headspace.