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Shanny56
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Joined: 18 Apr 2014
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Location: Arizona
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Gaggia
Grinder: ?
Vac Pot: Hario
Posted Fri Apr 18, 2014, 7:43pm
Subject: Ordered a gaggia baby class and need a grinder
 

Is a rancilio md-40 a good grinder? It is used. I need help.
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Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Mon Apr 21, 2014, 6:28am
Subject: Re: Ordered a gaggia baby class and need a grinder
 

Hi and welcome.
It seems the board was quiet over the weekend, there are a lot of posts from Friday that have not been responded to. Sorry about that.

The grinder is OK, it is a place to start. They are out of manufacture and it is a stepped grinder so if the price is right it MAY be a good deal.

Stepped grinders make it harder to adjust for your shots, sometimes only a small change is needed and it is in between the steps on the grinder so you then need to alter dose to get things correct again.

Here is a link for that grinder.
Click Here (www.wholelattelove.com)

 
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Shanny56
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Joined: 18 Apr 2014
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Location: Arizona
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Gaggia
Grinder: ?
Vac Pot: Hario
Posted Tue Apr 22, 2014, 8:40am
Subject: Re: Ordered a gaggia baby class and need a grinder
 

Thank you so much for replying, I wondered why so many views with no replies. I ended up buyin a used Rostov bisani grinder to go with my gaggia baby class.  It's a monster on the counter but the forum posts I read said to buy a better grinder than your machine. I just have to figure out the grinder adjustments as there's no manual. No real manual from whol latte love on the gaggia either, sadly. This grinder seems to make so fine almost looks like powder. Not sure how good the gaggia will be but I had a classic many years ago and although it was used I seem to remember it making pretty good coffee. Any thoughts on how I tell how fine to grind and tamp? I appreciate any help you can give. I see you live in Riverside, my sisters in Norco  but works at Rverside Community. Thanks!
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Shanny56
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Location: Arizona
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Gaggia
Grinder: ?
Vac Pot: Hario
Posted Tue Apr 22, 2014, 8:43am
Subject: Re: Ordered a gaggia baby class and need a grinder
 

I should have reviewed that first, I meant Rosita Bisani, it says Tipo RR45
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D4F
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Espresso: Gaggia Classic PID
Grinder: Baratza Forte-AP
Posted Tue Apr 22, 2014, 8:58am
Subject: Re: Ordered a gaggia baby class and need a grinder
 

You can find a manual and information here, a good site for reference

http://www.partsguru.com/GaggiaBabyClassandTwinBaby.html

 
D4F also at
http://www.gaggiausersgroup.com/
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calblacksmith
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calblacksmith
Joined: 25 Nov 2007
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Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Tue Apr 22, 2014, 9:41am
Subject: Re: Ordered a gaggia baby class and need a grinder
 

RR45 is an old work horse coffee shop grinder, they are built very solid but the steps on the ring can be a bit wide. They used to make a 40 click step ring (or is it 80 step, dang I hate getting old!)  for them which helped the issue a bit.

If it is working, I would change the burrs, and learn to use it. In a home, it should last a VERY long time!

 
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Shanny56
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Location: Arizona
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Gaggia
Grinder: ?
Vac Pot: Hario
Posted Tue Apr 22, 2014, 10:48am
Subject: Re: Ordered a gaggia baby class and need a grinder
 

Thank you for the link for the manual, I needed the pictures of the parts! Sad to see I shouldn't have bought the Gaggia:(. As far as the burrs why would I change them and to what, and where would I find burrs? I'm checking out the manual for the grinder too!
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D4F
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Espresso: Gaggia Classic PID
Grinder: Baratza Forte-AP
Posted Tue Apr 22, 2014, 10:57am
Subject: Re: Ordered a gaggia baby class and need a grinder
 

Baby has some leak potential but the brewing should be ok.  Classic is best but you should be fine. If still unused, try to exchange Baby???

 
D4F also at
http://www.gaggiausersgroup.com/
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Shanny56
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Location: Arizona
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Espresso: Gaggia
Grinder: ?
Vac Pot: Hario
Posted Tue Apr 22, 2014, 8:58pm
Subject: Re: Ordered a gaggia baby class and need a grinder
 

I have used it, so I guess I'll keep it and see how it is. The link for the grinder doesn't show my grinder. It works really well.
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