Yes, it appears that I indeed experience the same thing. I tried to turn it right and then left and it cured backflow. Unfortunately, it didn't have any noticeable effect on the taste But I think that's something I just need to keep working on.zak42 wrote:This totally sounds like the MiniE distribution problems I mentioned earlier, the flow seems to start at the back of the basket and move to the front.
Well, I agree with you but my view is - it is the grinder deficiency that could be elliminated to a proper technique. Which I will keep working on. Unfortunately, I don't quite understand Stockfleth method. The only video I have seen is very small and hard to see.malachi wrote:It's not the grinder.
The extraction issue you're seeing is related to your distribution. Suggest two things.
1 - rotate the portafilter from left to right and back again while dosing.
2 - Stockfleth's for distribution (with pressure).
Well, I just wanted to experiment. It's not something I plan to do again. I measure the temperature while doing hx cooling flush by snaking k-type thermocouple into the single cup portafilter. And in general I do the cooling flush to get to the target temp although I must admit it's probably pretty far from ideal due to my lack of experience.In addition... you're getting way too involved (chopping, using a knife to break stuff up). Keep it simple. Seriously.
I said it tasted ok but there was still considerable bitterness. So instead of molten chocolate, it more like molten chocolate with some ashtray aftertastefinally... it doesn't matter what it looks like if it tastes good.
Anyway, thanks for the help everybody. I'm still not there but I see the light at the end of the tunnel. I'll keep working on my technique and try to master Stockfleth move.