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dspear99ca
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Joined: 17 Jan 2013
Posts: 93
Location: BC, Canada
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Gaggia Coffee
Grinder: Mazzer Mini
Posted Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:04pm
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D4F Said:

Great, I think that you will be pleased.  What did you do about the Gaggia parts and fix?

Posted January 18, 2013 link

I ordered the Gaggia water inlet fitting / OPV used on the Classic so that I can adjust the pressure down.  FWIW, I found a really cost- effective alternative to Parts Guru called Electra-Craft. The $65 part at PG was only $37 at EC. Of course, that just meant I could order MORE parts as I'd already mentally spent the $65. I am contemplating a PID as well, but with the grinder and parts and taxes and shipping I will have spent close to $500 this month on coffee... Plus the couple of bucks a day to my favourite barista.  That's many americanos!  I can't wait for the grinder to arrive. I ordered it relatively locally (same province, I am in Canada) so with luck I'll see it early next week.

Will report back on my progress. I am anticipating great things... Coffee mostly.

Dave
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dspear99ca
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Joined: 17 Jan 2013
Posts: 93
Location: BC, Canada
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Gaggia Coffee
Grinder: Mazzer Mini
Posted Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:26am
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Quick update.  Received my Preciso on Tuesday, set it up and....

WOW!

It works!  Looks like one major problem has been solved.  I can easily choke the Gaggia with this grinder, in fact the default setting of 8E did so pretty good.  I've got it dialed in to produce ~60ml in ~28 seconds and boy, you can sure taste the difference between over and under-extracted.  I have crema galore.   I haven't received my adjustable OPV yet, that should help even more, but for now I am a happy camper.  Of course I am completely wired what with all the "test shots" but that's a good thing...
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Coffeenoobie
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Joined: 11 Dec 2011
Posts: 3,009
Location: PNW
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: N S Oscar
Grinder: K30 & Vario W
Posted Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:46am
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I am so glad you got a good grinder and can now shout out from the roof tops my favorite song... you know the words now....

(sung to its amore tune)

"When you can't choke the machine with the silvery gleam, its the...... grinder. (chorus: grinder, grinder, grinder, grinder, grinder ..........grinder.)"

 
Coffeenoobie

Buying advice: GRINDER GRINDER GRINDER. Don't cheap out on the grinder.

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