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Post by Niko » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:09 pm

Here's a clip showing preinfusion set for 6 seconds @ 40psi.

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it was THAT GOOD.
This bean was roasted until the first audible second crack and then stopped immediately.
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Re: Preinfusion

Post by PBL » Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:35 pm

Nice video, seems to be very effective. The esprosso shot looks marvelous. Thanks Nilo. :D
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Re: Preinfusion

Post by coffeeowl » Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:55 pm

mmm this silence after the click sounds intriguing... :) :wink: :D

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Re: Preinfusion

Post by JohnB » Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:20 pm

coffeeowl wrote:mmm this silence after the click sounds intriguing... :) :wink: :D

Especially when no water comes out for several seconds!. I've noticed that the p/i needs to be primed by the first flush of the day. After the 1st one the water comes out immediately after the click but there is a delay of several seconds the first time. Even after a 2-3 hour idle period there will be a 2-3 second delay before you get any water on the 1st flush.
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Re: Preinfusion

Post by chas » Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:39 pm

Since everyone should be doing one or two warming flushes anyway, this shouldn't add any extra steps.
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Re: Preinfusion

Post by boldstep » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:46 pm

Great video Niko! Thanks for posting it.
A few questions as I start reading through all these p/i threads :read2: and jumping on the p/i bandwagon :
(1) Do you count the 6 seconds in your total extraction time? I did notice you started the timer *after* p/i finished...
(2) When you use 40 psi, I would assume that your group head pressure is also a effected, right? Or are you adjusting those independently somehow?
(3) Have you played around with different line pressures and found 40psi to be the tastiest?

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Re: Preinfusion

Post by Dan Bollinger » Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:48 pm

I've noticed that water doesn't begin to flow immediately if the machine has been idle for a while, probably because the water has evaporated. I'm not in the habit of hitting the double-dose button while I'm grinding the first cup of the say so that when I pull that first shot the puck gets preinfused without delay.

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