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D4F
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Joined: 15 Mar 2012
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Espresso: Gaggia Classic PID
Grinder: Baratza Forte-AP
Posted Mon May 13, 2013, 9:37am
Subject: Re: Just got a new machine.... help!
 

Tons of crema but lighter must mean light color?  I am not sure that I would worry about color if it tastes good.  Hopefully light does not mean lots of blonding??  I use about 17 gms and about 25 - 28 seconds and adjust the grind and tamp for this.  You might try about 17 gms if it fits without pushing into the screen.  I am using Espressoparts basket

Click Here (www.espressoparts.com)   you might read the description.

I use about 17 - 17.5 gms and IIRC I used similar in the stock one.  I got the Espressoparts double and blind with PARTSSHIPFREE a year ago.

http://www.espressoparts.com/EPF_156?&search_id=2075327   blind basket

You might specify weight coffee going in and amount of liguid out.  Either weigh, or let the crema dissipate and then note the volume of liquid with dissipated crema, either way :)

 
D4F also at
http://www.gaggiausersgroup.com/
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Espresso: Expobar Brewtus IV R
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Posted Mon May 13, 2013, 11:11am
Subject: Re: Just got a new machine.... help!
 

I have a Gaggia "Espresso Model" some what the same as the classic, but no 3-way valve. I use a Baratza Virtuoso grinder. My setting on the grinder is right around 10, sometimes 9.5. I reset my burrs about two years ago. I do get the good 2.0 oz shots in the 23-30 second time slot, 9 seconds from pump on to first flow of coffee.
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