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About paulashy

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  1. Thanks for all the reply’s, I will have a look into the eureka grinders as another option for sure. With a eureka would this be good for once I have upgraded machine or would it need replacing to suit the better machine?
  2. Hi All Currently have a Cheap Krupps expert grinder that Im using with my Gaggia Classic which I’m looking to upgrade. This was purchased as a temporary grinder when I first got my machine to get me started as I wasn’t sure how much I would used the machine. I have been looking at a few options to upgrade too and am looking for some advice. There is quite a price difference between the 3 grinders I’m looking at and I will try and explain my reasoning for this below. To give some context I use the grinder daily for 1-2 double espressos and am looking for a grinder that
  3. Hi thanks for the reply so an auto can be modded to run like a manual But timer cannot?
  4. Looking at second hand SJ on ebay. Can someone explain the difference between Auto, Timer or manual. Thanks in advance.
  5. Hi Hasi im pretty open too anything at the moment that my budget will allow. im very new to all this so wouldn’t even know the benefit of doserless or not. I would say say I’m into modding for sure but obviously don’t want to spend £250 on a grinder then a further £250 on Mods to make it good enough to use if that makes sense. cheers
  6. Hi Looking to upgrade my Krups GVX321 grinder that I’m currently using with my 1300w 2011 Gaggia Classic after advice on a different thread on here. A few suggestions have been made of Mazzer Super Jolly or Mazzer Major but am interested in what other people’s thoughts are on a grinder to suit my machine before I make a decision and start looking at what I can pick up second hand. Don’t have a huge budget would say around £250. thanks
  7. Cheers for the reply’s, Iv managed to post the same thing twice. feel free to have a look at the other thread https://coffeeforums.co.uk/showthread.php?45610-Newbie-with-a-Gaggia-Classic
  8. Hi Stu, thanks for such an in-depth guide Iv certainly learnt a few things for reading your post. Will try try out a few things mentioned above and get practicing. Iv booked on a local home Barista course so hopefully that’s also going to help me. Thanks
  9. Gordan did you go for the auto or timer version of the super jolly?
  10. Thanks for explaining PID will be looking into the Mrshades kit for sure. their is a local roster that offers it but I enquired a few weeks ago and still haven’t heard back. I think there is a shop near me (bury) that offers lessons too so maybe I’ll contact them too.
  11. Thanks for the reply’s glad I’m heading in the right direction and the advice is greatly appreciated. Gordan I’m not sure what you mean about the PID mod? It’s obvious from your reply’s that my grinder is the current draw back (as well as improving my skills) the only reason I didn’t go for a more expensive grinder at the time was I had no good advice on which grinder to buy and didn’t want to just buy expensive things then not have a clue what I’m doing with it and look like an “all the gear no idea” type of guy. Looks like there here is lots of knowledgeable people on the f
  12. Thanks for the reply, it’s good to get advice from someone who has been in the same position as I am now. will have a look into the grinders you suggest and see what my budget allows. What’s your thoughts on the classics steam wand?
  13. Hi All, New to the forum so apologies if all this has been asked before. Picked myself up a second hand Gaggia Classic around 6/7 weeks ago and have been running it with a Krups GVX231 Grinder. Gave the machine a full strip down and clean, back flush using cafiza and replaced the main seal. With this setup & using fresh local roasted beans I managed to get an ok espresso most of the time with some a lot better than others but could never get consistency even using the same settings. With the standard steam wand I found I could never get the milk to texturise proper
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