First shots, not doing great so far (ROK grinder, update: coming along now) - Page 2

Beginner and pro baristas share tips and tricks.
Espresso_Junky

Postby Espresso_Junky » Mar 17, 2019, 11:32 am

Appearance isn't everything, but the puck in that last pic looks to be ground much too coarse.

happycat

Postby happycat » Mar 17, 2019, 11:38 am

Sunk costs aren't worth the headache.

Get a good grinder and enjoy not having to worry about it.

Otherwise you end up spending a lot of time compensating for a weak product and rationalizing it, :D
LMWDP #603

Elfmaze

Postby Elfmaze » Mar 18, 2019, 6:36 am

Espresso_Junky wrote:Appearance isn't everything, but the puck in that last pic looks to be ground much too coarse.


Had another guy suggest that as well... I have opened the burrs significantly since the first runs. this is just where I ended up to get 25 second first drips to 2oz shots(18 grams of beans, Expobar is a bit slow to first drips). I'm not a small guy, is it possible to over tamp?

Espresso_Junky

Postby Espresso_Junky » Mar 18, 2019, 7:47 am

Not likely as once the puck is compressed any added pressure really does nothing. Dose and grind particle size are the main variables involved.

Elfmaze

Postby Elfmaze » replying to Espresso_Junky » Mar 18, 2019, 10:19 am

In that case we are "dialed in" Its possible that there is an inconsistent grind that is causing the visual of a coarse grind.