CwD wrote:The puck is supposed to be fully infused with water for the bloom, not just the headspace.
That's what I thought too.
another_jim wrote:I'm not sure how much soak you actually get in a soak and bloom. If you hit a fine ground puck with 9 bar and high flow for a few seconds, there is very little soak. So if you cut the pump, and there isn't much water in the head space, there won't be much soak. This doesn't mean it won't taste better; but it does mean that what tastes better is a long wait with a damp versus wet puck.
Yes, especially if you do the coin test to determiner how full to fill the basket. Really not much headspace at all, so hardly any water too.