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Topic: question about shot time (4 msgs / 117 lines)
1) From:
I have read much about the desired 25-30 second double shot and I am sure
this is a stupid question but is that from the time the shot starts to flow
or from the time you hit the button?  Assuming it is from the time the flow
starts I am running fast.  What can be done to slow it down?  Finer grind
more pressure on the tamp.  Any input would be appreciated.
david
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2) From: miKe mcKoffee
Finer grind and/or higher dosage to lengthen shot time. Tamp pressure really
has little effect and it's primary purpose is to preserve distribution not
adjust shot time.
I'll say again home-barista.com is a very good, as in excellent, espresso
focused resource.
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3) From:
I have been reading and learning thanks for your insight.  Another tamp
question if I may.  I know you just said has little to do with shot time.
Is it possible to over tamp and if you did how would you know?
Thanks,
David

4) From: miKe mcKoffee
Yes, no, maybe. The important thing about tamp pressure is being consistent.
Don't think it really matters that much if you're using a 50# elephant tamp
(as some do) or a super light tamp, just be consistent.
Oh sure you can adjust shot time slightly via tamp, but it's more a tweak to
compensate for lack of grinder fine adjustability than primary shot timing.
Master the basics of grind and distribution with consistent tamp before
attempting to tweak, 'cuz once the basics mastered the tweaks will start to
come naturally! (But really mastering espresso takes time and I'll let you
know IF I ever get there!)
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