I have. You'll note in my quoted text in your reply that "mine do, too", corroborating Luca's faster flow with WTD than without.RapidCoffee wrote:Perhaps you could try this? No refractometer required; just time your extractions.
Also, I have used a similar nutation technique at times. I find that even gentle nutation can do a really nice job of compacting the puck. I'd be curious to see if my shots slow down with an added nutation vs without. Curious enough to try it and report back.
I got nothing. Yours makes perfect sense from the flow rate standpoint, but I'm perplexed how the EY would go down if chanelling were reduced. It could be that the speculation around higher extraction being always, definitely, and without a doubt more even extraction (and also equally being better) could be just that - speculation...RapidCoffee wrote:You are welcome to posit other hypotheses.
My Super Jolly required WDT in the basket or a second trip through the doser to pour evenly. I never could understand why, but dumping the grounds back into the doser was as effective as WDT in the basket at curing my one-sided extractions. Having a couple well-aligned single dosing grinders on the bench right now, I don't find that any special puck prep is required. I do tap the portafilter to settle the grounds before tamping out of habit. I should try without that and see how things work out...pcrussell50 wrote:Anyway with my Monoliths (Flat and Max), and HG1, I found aggressive mixing to be mandatory, and there was still distribution to be done before tamp or tool.
I don't have any data to go off of, just visually even pours and good coffee with minimal futzing. Can't really ask for much more, right?