[Homeroast] that Nekkid bottomless Portafilter

Mike Koenig koenig.mike at gmail.com
Wed Sep 1 15:26:56 CDT 2010


Try flipping the doser handle continuously (slowly filling the PF) during
the grinding process.  I get little clumping, but even less if I thwack the


On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 4:01 PM, Allon Stern <allon at radioactive.org> wrote:

> On Sep 1, 2010, at 3:52 PM, Greg Hollrigel wrote:
> > Right on Allon!  To my basic eyes, that looks great.  I guess I have some
> > work to do on my technique.  I get good flavors, but much more movement
> of
> > the cone and too often donuting of the stream in the first leg of the
> pull.
> I'm experimenting with WDT. What I did was cut the bottom off one of the
> paper coffee cups they have here at work, and broke the center two tines off
> of a plastic fork; then, after dosing, I put the paper cup over the PF
> basket and fluff the grinds with the two-tined fork. Then level, tamp, and
> pull. This has solved my donut extraction problems.
> I think the WDT helps overcome issues with the grinder/doser not related to
> the grind, but more to the way it is dosed out.
> I'm gonna try an experiment - dose into a cup, then pour the grinds from
> the cup into the PF basket, and see if that helps. Maybe with a shake
> beforehand, we'll see.....
> I grind premeasured beans with a Rossi RR45, into the doser, then empty the
> doser into the PF basket.
> -
> allon
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