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  1. Ah, think I was getting confused with needing the OPV to backflush. Can see now that all Gaggia Classics have a solenoid valve so are OK to backflush. Will buy the bits I need and give it a go.
  2. Are you referring to backflushing or adding cafiza when descaling? If backflushing, would this be safe for all Gaggia machines? I was under the impression that only some with the correct internals can handle backflushing.
  3. Thanks for replying. Just ran a test and free flow was 160ml in 30secs so guess there’s no problem there but I’ll remember that test for a fewceeejs time to know when to clean/descale. When pulling a shot - do you start timing from when you hit the brew button as it currently takes about 8 seconds to see any coffee.
  4. Hello everyone, Just looking for some advice as I purchased a Gaggia Classic 2nd hand and so don’t know if my machine is actually working properly or not. Since having it, I have descaled twice and cleaned the shower screen/group and this has improved the flow but not sure if it’s still enough? Also, haven’t backflushed as I don’t know if it’s ok to do so on my machine. My puck is a little soupy so don’t think I have the solenoid valve and therefore shouldn’t be back flushing anyway - if there’s a way to find out please let me know. Video of flow rate - Thanks in advance!
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    UK Based Roasters

    Kendricks Coffee www.kendricks.co.uk
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    Kendricks Coffee

    Has anyone tried Kendricks coffee? www.kendricks.co.uk They say they’ve been roasting since 1964 and roast in small batches yet they charge from £3 for 250g. Too good to be true?
  7. Thanks for all the feedback. I had heard that keeping beans in the fridge is bad so assumed the freezer would be the same - but I guess not. Have always been concerned with buying bigger bags but will try these tricks and see what happens.
  8. Hey, Might be a silly question but how does everyone store their coffee? - Packet the coffee comes in? - Airtight Co2 releasing canister? - Generic Would be interested to know and apologies if this has been discussed already but I couldn’t find any discussion on this already.
  9. Hello! Is it possible to have the code please? Been using Rave for a while now but as just upgraded to Gaggia Classic from BTC - would be nice to try something else. Thanks
  10. Thanks for the help. Ive just purchased a Gaggia Classic and Sage Smart Grinder Pro (all 2nd hand) and it should be arriving this week. Perfect timing for weekend practice!
  11. Why would you choose the SGP over MDF?
  12. Finest grind setting seemed to choke the machine and had a really slow and small pour. Will go back 1 setting and adjust to grind a bit more coffee to get closer to 15-18g. Hopefully this will slow it down but I have a feeling that I’ll never be able to get a 22+ second shot from this machine.
  13. Thanks - although you had to upgrade, you could get espresso grind from the MDF? And can you make the mods to step less without buying parts?
  14. And I have found out that the puck is bigger when choosing the 2 button option (just haven’t measured size yet) so would it be better to set up the 1-cup fir a single espresso?
  15. That’s fine - I’ve been adjusting it down since last week (as you can only adjust down when using) but doesn’t seem to have made a massive difference. However I’ve got just 2 settings left now until it is at it’s maximum and we’ll have nowhere else to go.
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