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Topic: Estro Profi PF > RE: +Newbie Tamping/Espresso Questions (4 msgs / 73 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
	From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Michael Wascher
	Sent: Monday, August 07, 2006 2:59 PM
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	How do I optimize my pressurized portafilter system? 
	--MikeW
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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.

2) From: Michael Wascher
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:
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"There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we
don't know." --  Ambrose Bierce

3) From: Brett Mason
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:
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Regards,
Brett Mason
HomeRoast
   Zassman

4) From: Michael Wascher
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:
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"There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we
don't know." --  Ambrose Bierce


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