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Topic: naked coffee (9 msgs / 170 lines)
1) From: David&Marilyn Sheldon
Hi,
Can anyone advise on the advantages of "naked coffee" - ie the practice of
grinding away part of the portafilter basket?
Thks,
David - Brisbane, Australia
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2) From: Gary Foster
The main benefit of a naked portafilter is it allows you to watch the  
extraction and determine exactly how good your distribution and tamp  
is.  Errors in your technique that would be hidden visibly but  
noticeable by taste are now quite visible... especially when you get  
spray all over your machine because your tamp was wrong.  It really  
helps you dial in what you need to fix in your technique very quickly.
It's also much easier to watch for blonding and cut the shot off just  
at the right time.  Finally, if you're like me and use a triple  
basket, they generally don't fit in the portafilter unless you have a  
naked one.
-- Gary F.
On Jun 8, 2008, at 4:02 PM, David&Marilyn Sheldon wrote:
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3) From: Sandy Andina
Interestingly, my MacMail program saw the subject line of the original  
post and tagged it as "Junk!"
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On Jun 9, 2008, at 12:41 PM, Gary Foster wrote:
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4) From: Ed Needham
Yes.  It works.  Less to clean, less concern that the portafilter is hot, 
and much more fun to watch.  If your tamping or grinding technique is off 
though, you can get a high pressure spray through one or more of the holes 
when water channels through a poorly packed puck.  Say that fast ten times.
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5) From: Barry Luterman
We don't need no stinkin naked PF,s. Actually mine stopped working a
year ago and I went back to the regular one. Comes a point and you
outgrow it. Kinda like training wheel on a bicycle.
On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 12:38 PM, Ed Needham  wrote:
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6) From: Derek Bradford
I'm not sure I'll ever tire of watching the pours.  They're beautiful.
For the OP, everyone's advice is spot on.  Possibly the best diagnostic tool
you can have.
--Derek
On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 7:43 AM, Barry Luterman  wrote:
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7) From: Alchemist John
What do you mean by stopped working?  How can a naked PF stop 
working?  That would be one hell of a clog ;)
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8) From: miKe mcKoffee
Barry, Barry, Barry. Didn't we just have this "training wheels" discussion a
couple months ago...
Bottom line with coffee the day you're no longer learning is the day you
start limiting coffees virtually limitless potential, might as well get a
can opener and drink Foulgers. IMO especially true with 'spro.
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9) From: Barry Luterman
The spring went on the pf that holds the screen in. You lock it in
place and the vibration from the machine loosens it and it falls off
in the middle of the shot. It is not that I stopped learning. If I
ever stop learning I will either be dead or in a nursing home hiding
my own Easter eggs. It is after you have mastered a certain aspect of
the coffee experience learning aids are no longer needed. If i were to
use your equipment I would certainly use the naked PF. However, I have
gotten to know my stuff so well . That all I have to do is time my
first shot of the day to adjust my grinder setting. After the grinder
is set I pull consistent shots the whole day unless I change the
coffee. I guess You and Debi will just have to visit with me here in
Hawaii for a few days and see it for yourself. An aside my 4 year old
granddaughter was here last month and asked me why there was only one
Oregon and some many Hawaii's.
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