BaristaBob wrote:Since this is a light roast, I suspect it's probably sour your tasting. For that light roast, tighten up that grind, shoot for 1:2 ratio, so for 19g you want 38g in the cup in no less than 30 sec maybe even 35 sec would be better. See where that leads too according to your taste buds! If you go too far, you will taste bitter...but some like a tad of that in the cup!
I think I might have overdone it with the grind setting. Pulled something that's more ristretto-ish. I dosed 19 gm (in the double basket this time) and had 19 gm out at close to 30 sec. I ended the shot at 56 sec and had 38 gm in the cup.
What blew my mind, though, is that this shot was FAR less bitter than the previous one. There was a faint bitterness to it that I could taste at the back of my tongue, but other than that it wasn't bad. It was sour, but not in a "OMG disgusting" way; definitely palatable, even for me with the hatred of espresso my taste-buds have built up thanks to my old EKS2000. Not as intense as the last shot, maybe even heading towards dilute.
mrjag wrote:There was a small pocket left of center that was extracting more slowly than the rest -- maybe a pencilhead or so in size. You can see it most clearly right after the two cones merge (~00:17). Other than that it seems like it was maybe a tad fast like someone else commented, but taste always trumps the visuals so make sure you sample the shots if you are trying to dial it in.
Yes, I see what you mean. There's this little line, almost, where there's no flow at all. Yes, I'll sample all the shots from now on
Could you explain why 18g of grinds in tripple basket (21grams) is no good?
Profitec comes with Double 14 grams, and triple 21 grams baskets. How much grinds can actually fits in each without touching the shower screen?
I guess too much head-space isn't good. I'm not sure I understand perfectly well WHY this is so, but that's the reason I know. The mass of grinds that would fit each of the baskets would depend on the grind, I think. Intuitively, I think that 14 gm of a super-fine-machine-choking grind would take up less space than 14 gm of a pour-over size grind.