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Posted Sun Nov 3, 2013, 3:21pm
Subject: Do i need to change my grind for a single from usual double shot grind?
 

Hi guys,
So i've been playing with my gaggia xd trying to program the buttons on the front for when im feeling lazy i can just press go and forget.
I've got my grind right for a nice double shot espresso of 2oz in about 25 seconds.
However when i used the single basket for the first time today i put 8g of coffee in the same grind as my double shot and i got a one ounce extraction in around 15 seconds...
Is this normal? Should i have to grind finer for my singles?
Thanks

 
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Posted Sun Nov 3, 2013, 3:39pm
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Yes, that's one of the reasons many people don't use their single basket.

 
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Posted Mon Nov 4, 2013, 8:10am
Subject: Do i need to change my grind for a single shot from my usual double shot grind?
 

read this thread...it explains the reason quite well...

http://coffeegeek.com/forums/espresso/general/648399

oh, and please shorten this thread's title by three or four characters. (you do that by entering your first post via the edit button in the right upper corner). The forum system adds "Re:" to every reply, and with this thread title I keep getting an error message that it's too long after the "Re:" get's added.

 
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Posted Mon Nov 4, 2013, 2:17pm
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Oh jeez thats a bit deep but i do get it... Thanks for the info, i guess i'll just stick to doubles then haha. :D

 
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