I'm using a La Pavoni with a Lido e grinder.
I've read a traditional Italian espresso is 7gm. Most of what I've read says Americans use 12-14gm and a double shot filter. Is that for a single shot? Using 12gm, mine have amazing crema but are a bit too strong. They end up about 20-25ml or 25gm in weight.
I've tried 7gm in my double filter and it doesn't make a good shot.