From: homeroast-admin [mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Michael Wascher Sent: Monday, August 07, 2006 2:59 PM <Snip> How do I optimize my pressurized portafilter system? --MikeW <Snip> Probably the best thing you can do to "optimize" a pressurized PF shot is get a non-pressurized PF. This HB forum thread may be helpfulhttp://home-barista.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t80&highlight=saecoBeyond that since IIRC varying grind has little affect on the pull timing with pressurized crema faker outer PFs all you can do is adjust grind and let taste be your guide whether shots coming out over or under extracted. Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
I was at afraid of that. I did find a non-presurized portafilter on line -- but $48! I balk at paying more for the portafilter than I paid for the machine. Thanks for the links. On 8/8/06, miKe mcKoffee wrote: <Snip> -- "There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we don't know." -- Ambrose Bierce
If you rip the guts out of the protafilter, you arrive at a non-pressurized portafilter.... That's what I did on my Barista... Follow up with a decent tamper.... Brett On 8/8/06, Michael Wascher wrote: <Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast Zassman
My portafilter (actually 2 machines, slightly different filters) has a handle that stays in the rightmost position. I start the pump, when the sound volume decreases (about 5 seconds) I move the handle left & the coffee flows. Is that correct "normal" usage? When I move the handle to the left it seems to let the coffee flow freely. Would just leaving it to the left keep it depressurized? On 8/8/06, Brett Mason wrote: <Snip> -- "There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we don't know." -- Ambrose Bierce