posted on 06:38 AM on Wednesday 22 January 2020
The existing portafilter seems to be turning a lot more than the expected 90 degrees. And I had to get thicker gaskets because of that. Got a new bottomless portafilter to check whether the issue was the gasket or the portafilter. Got a beautiful one from PPP coffee with the handle in a beautiful wood grain. And with the new portafilter, I had to change back to a thinner gasket and even then it could not even turn to 90 degrees. So it appears that the old portafilter is getting worn out.
Took the opportunity to change the shower screen too since the old one was getting very dirty and worn out.
Here is a photo of the new portafilter. Looks really nice.