Beginner and pro baristas share tips and tricks for making espresso.
Yeah, I thought about this for a long time, and figured that had to have something to do with it. I am saving up for my next machine while trying to get the most out of this one.iploya wrote:Just catching up. Yeah, I didn't realize you were using an aftermarket PF but that explains the blowout you described. Not a high-end machine and probably not designed to be compatible with other PFs (though I can understand trying to get it to work).
I went back and restarted dialing it in with a clean gasket and head, and was able to get a dose of 16g at a 10 setting on my grinder to run through without leaks. It is still running a little fast, so my plan is to bring down the grind setting and see how it behaves, and plan on more conscientious cleaning between shots. Also I need to work on distribution and tamping. The last shot I had started uniformly, but I had some spraying towards the beginning, so still lots to work on.