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NobbyR
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Location: Germany
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Poccino Opus One, Ariete
Grinder: Eureka Mignon Istantaneo
Vac Pot: N/A
Drip: Melitta Linea Unica de Luxe
Roaster: N/A
Posted Thu Aug 29, 2013, 10:48pm
Subject: Re: the Gaggia Classic Halfwit needs help after work done by professionals
 

M_R Said:

Nobby, as you were the one who mentioned it, would you confirm that the Durgol is for de-scaling? - and if so, then what is to be used for back-flushing?

Posted August 28, 2013 link

Hi, M.R.!

I'm glad you gor your Gaggia back working. Durgol is a liquid descaling agent. For backflushing you'll need a detergent like JoeGlo, Cafiza or PulyCaff, for example, that removes coffee oils. Personally, I backflush with water at the end of each session and with detergent once a week of after 35 to 40 shots, depending on what comes first. Judging from the color of the water coming out, there're usually not much residues, so I might even stretch that interval. But I guess I'm a little obsessive when it comes to claning my machine.

M_R Said:

It's working; but the flow is quite different. There's hardly any crema.
I've forgotten everything I knew about adjusting the grind to get the flow one wants.

Posted August 28, 2013 link

Here's a nice video on How To: Dialing in a Coffee Grinder by SeattleCoffeeGear. I find it very instructive.

 
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M_R
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Location: Sydney
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Gaggia Classic
Grinder: Lelit PL043MM
Posted Fri Aug 30, 2013, 2:42am
Subject: Re: the Gaggia Classic Halfwit needs help after work done by professionals
 

All's well once more, thank all the gods! - crema luverly. Apparently it was a matter of the Gaggia resettling in back home.   :-)
Life once again good.
Most interested in your Seattle people, Nobby - and have subscribed to their stuff. Always interested in learning more.
Vielen Dank für Ihren unermüdlichen Hilfe. (How did Google Translator do? <grin>)
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NobbyR
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Joined: 10 Jul 2011
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Location: Germany
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Poccino Opus One, Ariete
Grinder: Eureka Mignon Istantaneo
Vac Pot: N/A
Drip: Melitta Linea Unica de Luxe
Roaster: N/A
Posted Fri Aug 30, 2013, 5:27am
Subject: Re: the Gaggia Classic Halfwit needs help after work done by professionals
 

M_R Said:

All's well once more, thank all the gods! - crema luverly. Apparently it was a matter of the Gaggia resettling in back home.   :-)
Life once again good.
Most interested in your Seattle people, Nobby - and have subscribed to their stuff. Always interested in learning more.

Posted August 30, 2013 link

Kat and Gail's videos are great. If I should ever visit Seattle, I will surely pay them a visit.

M_R Said:

Vielen Dank für Ihren unermüdlichen Hilfe. (How did Google Translator do? <grin>)

Posted August 30, 2013 link

Almost perfect, M.R. As always, you're most welcome.

 
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Posted Sun Sep 8, 2013, 12:12pm
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Well, she doesn't, really - not any more ... not on this topic.
She's just kinda reporting in to all you amazingly kind and helpful blokes. Only the gods know how I'd manage without yer ...
Last night I did my first clean on not only showerscreen but also showerhead - and boy, was it filthy! In fact, for a while there I thought the showerhead was actually pitted! - and I wasn't able to remove all signs of ... well, I s'pose it's staining.
Question: is the showerhead something that should be replaced from time to time?
Oh! - I asked another question after all.
Sighh ...
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