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Posted Sat Jan 19, 2013, 9:11am
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I just got back into my espresso desire. I have a Gaggi Espresso, basic unit. If I use 15 gr of beans for a single shot I cant get my holder back on the head. I'm usuing the single shot filter, but I seem to have too many grounds.Shots are just not happening, maybe 30 sec and I get a half shot.
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Posted Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:04pm
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I think a single should be more like 7gm or so.
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Posted Sat Jan 19, 2013, 3:52pm
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Yeah exactly...

Single is around 7g, double around 15g

 
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Posted Sun Jan 20, 2013, 7:50am
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Thanks, got it now.
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Posted Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:55pm
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In your machine, if your singles at 7 grams are runny, too quick, squirts, etc, try 9 grams.
Singles also require a finer grind.

 
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