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Zipp303
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Posted Thu Jul 4, 2013, 4:47am
Subject: First/Initial shot on NS Musica
 

Hi guys,

Last night I got my NS Musica Lux in the house. Since it was quite late when I took it out of the box I didn't want to stress with the first shot. Anything I should think of with regards to the first shot on this machine or in general? Potential questions are:
- How long should it warm up for, 30 minutes it seems like?
- Cold flushing?
- Should I run a litre or two of water through the machine?

The double portafilter seems to be a bit loose in the filterholder, but it comes with a spring I probably should install?

When I get to know my machine better and pull consistent shots I will revert with my experience. This should hopefully be an improvement from my Gaggia Classic;)
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Posted Thu Jul 4, 2013, 8:08am
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Like any HX machine the Musica will need to heat up for 30 to 45 minutes and require a cooling flush, when left idling for more than five minutes.

 
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Posted Thu Jul 4, 2013, 8:32am
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Thanks for that. But for the first shot, no cool flush is needed? I always run water through the filter on my Gaggia though..
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Posted Thu Jul 4, 2013, 9:21am
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Yes you'll need a cooling flush for the first shot. Only if you've just pulled one within five minutes can you skip it- understand that's a general rule of thumb to follow while you get to know your machine.
Congrats on your new Musica!
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Posted Thu Jul 4, 2013, 9:26am
Subject: Re: First/Initial shot on NS Musica
 

Zipp303 Said:

But for the first shot, no cool flush is needed?

Posted July 4, 2013 link

Yes, you do. After letting your machine wam up for 30-45 minutes the water in the HX line is definitely overheated and needs to be drained by a cooling flush.

 
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Posted Thu Jul 4, 2013, 10:30am
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The musica should flush about like mine since I upgraded it to Musica parts.  About 2 oz.

 
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