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Old 09-05-2012, 07:18 PM   #4651
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i am no espresso expert but that looks like a machine problem to me.

is it completely clean?
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:32 PM   #4652
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Whoa. What's your grind/tamp procedure? walk me through the steps.

Also, are you using a new bean, or did you roast differently?
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:48 PM   #4653
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Whoa. What's your grind/tamp procedure? walk me through the steps.

Also, are you using a new bean, or did you roast differently?
Well, this is with 3-6 day beans (After roasting), same beans as I was using in Ohio, roughly the same roast levels (city+ to full city, hard to hit exactly what I want with an air-roaster) Same grind size...

I weigh out 15g of beans, and toss them in the hopper of my MD-50, grind out and dispense into the basket. Then I tap the filter on the counter to sorta re-distribute the grounds, then tamp as best I can to ~30lbs and then spin the tamper to "polish". then I run a "cooling shot" to force the head to boiler temp (Tends to run hot), then I mount the porta filter and pull the shots. I am getting ~25-35 seconds to 2oz, so I thought I was good, but for the past week, I have been getting that odd channeling. I have not run any sort of de-calcification as I did that about 4 weeks ago, but I might have to do it again, but I was not getting any of this channeling before the last time I did this.

every drop of water I have put into this machine is through a britta pitcher, as my old house had a water softener and this new place the water smells a bit chlorinated.

If you tell me to de-calcify again, I will do it, but just wanted an opinion.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:08 PM   #4654
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It's generally a distribution issue. Do the grounds clump out of your grinder? If they are clumped when you tamp, you'll get nasty channelling. A difference in humidity and temp from the move could require a different distribution technique.

I generally updose the PF so it's highly mounded. I perform a modified Stockfleths circular sweep, then sweep the mound off NSEW, tamp, pull shot.

http://www.fivesenses.com.au/blog/20...r-distribution

As far as water, buy some Fiji just to see how it changes the taste, and modify your water supply from there.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:11 PM   #4655
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This thread is giving me the itch...FOR COFFEE!!!
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:40 PM   #4656
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This thread is giving me the itch...FOR COFFEE!!!
Scratch it.
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:49 PM   #4657
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How's it going, pallendo?
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:56 PM   #4658
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How's it going, pallendo?
Well, I made a trip out to lowes for some plexiglas so I can make a tool. I am all about accessories. I will be trying it out later...
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:08 PM   #4659
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Tool for...?
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:23 PM   #4660
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Tool for...?
For redistributing the grounds in the pf basket.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:40 PM   #4661
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The chop-chop method? Another way is to simply take a toothpick and stir the grounds in the pf. I would go crazy after 2 shots of doing that, and stab myself in the eye.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:02 PM   #4662
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The chop-chop method? Another way is to simply take a toothpick and stir the grounds in the pf. I would go crazy after 2 shots of doing that, and stab myself in the eye.
I did the toothpick method this morning and got exactly the same channeling as yesterday, and the week leading up to yesterday...
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:04 PM   #4663
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Weird. I'd say maybe pump pressure is too high, but you said the extraction time is ok.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:28 PM   #4664
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Weird. I'd say maybe pump pressure is too high, but you said the extraction time is ok.
Too fine of a grind + too high of pump pressure = normal extraction time + channeling?
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:48 PM   #4665
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A new Colombia inbound, from an award winning farm.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:48 PM   #4666
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Colombia is up!
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:44 PM   #4667
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Here's some info on this coffee:

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THE CUP
Yellow Bourbon microlot. Heavy bodied and fruity with a tart cherry acidity and distinct cocoa after taste; GRAINPRO BAGS.


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Average temperatures: 18-23 degrees Celsius

Average precipitation: 2000-2400 mm

Total trees of this variety: 9,600

Total area of this variety: 2.4 ha

This is one of the most progressive and quality focused farms around the world. The view of the farm is impressive. It looks like a perfect variety garden.

This is one of a few different experimental single variety projects at Granja La Esperanza. Everything at this farm is focused towards quality improvement. Data for every imaginable detail is logged in order to find correlations between different variables and positive results.

The warehouse were coffee is stored is temperature and humidity controlled.

Each new variety projects takes about 10 years to be in full production. The first five years are only to determine if the project is viable (only a few acres are planted). The next five years is what it takes for the variety to be in full production.

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These guys have grown some ridiculously good coffees; their Esmerelda goes for $100/lb. I can't wait to dig in and find its sweet spot.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:13 PM   #4668
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I just got some Folgers Colombian for the coffee maker. Ah yeeeaah.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:30 PM   #4669
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I just got some Folgers Colombian for the coffee maker. Ah yeeeaah.
When a potential customer derps it up and buys Folgers. #Muslim Rage



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Old 09-19-2012, 07:33 PM   #4670
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I just got some Folgers Colombian for the coffee maker. Ah yeeeaah.
0/10 troll harder
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0/10 troll harder
Exactly.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:20 PM   #4672
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I just got some Folgers Colombian for the coffee maker. Ah yeeeaah.
the gourmet supreme is far better....the black silk is ok, but has no BITE

and Nate....I'mma gonna order sum coffee tonite or tomorrow for my vacation....what ya got GOOD for uncle???

i think 2 pounds would do it
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:02 AM   #4673
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Folgers discussion in my teh coffee thread?
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:22 PM   #4674
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which is true, but I was comping it to the regular brewed coffee, so relatively speaking.

As for the grind, I was told you could go better, if you were happy with the machine breaking down every other month. As it stood it was a once a year maintenance. I fuxored it up my first month when I tampered with the grind setting..

I think my point was more to the effect of more commercial is better if you are doing the 50 cups a day.

BUT then again I think I was the only person in the office who thought the Saeco average. Everyone else loved it.
Update: Kcup maker will be purchased for office

Bought aeropress for myself yesterday, tired of cleaning the french press. Awesome coffee
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:26 PM   #4675
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Ugh, damn. That sucks man. Well, at least you can fend for yourself with your aeropress!
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