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  1. I can't believe how bad the app is at the mo seems likes there is a whole mess of problems at the mo
  2. Is anyone else having any problems with the tapatalk app not loading anything up from this forum. It loads stuff off other forums just not this one Any help / advice would be greatly appreciated Also sorry if this is in the wrong place not sure where else to put it
  3. Damn if only this was 58.4 or so I would snap this up I'm dieing to get my hands on a big step really. Nice chess board handle man
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    What about blending de-caffinated coffee in with your regular coffee beens before grinding??
  5. Your Abit to far away from me I didn't realize quite how far you were. Also I would of only been able to make an offer of around 240-250
  6. That is one nice grinder. I will definitely keep my eye on this to see if you eventually reduce the price as it a bit out my budget atm [emoji20] Otherwise good look mate
  7. What would you say is the smallest does an 18g basket is capable of?
  8. So you would say try a 10g shot in my 18g basket I suppose I never thought of trying that, if it does turn out pretty crap like you say it can just be a sink shot Thanks for the link I will have a watch And thanks for your input it has been very helpful especially that video (I hope anyway)
  9. So you can get a single basket that a 58mm tamp will work with? Or would it be best to buy a small 12g double and just under dose to around 10g to avoid the tapered bottom of a single basket? Or would this cause a problem. As you can guess kinda new'ish to espresso but totally uneducated in single shot baskets lol Also I would of thought that would of led to over extraction seeing as the water is passing through the puck quite a bit slower if there's say 10g of coffee instead of 18g both extracting for 30 seconds. Or would it work more like less water but more time in contact with the coffee in the 10g situation, and more water less time in contact with the coffee so it basically comes out the same?? If you understand what I am getting at lol Also good idea on the plastic tamp being a table in a doll's House I wander how much it would be worth on eBay advertised as a doll's table many times more then a plastic tamp haha
  10. I do have the double sided plastic tamp that comes with the gaggia classic one side is smaller for the single basket I know it's not the best but do you think this would do. As I'm not overly keen on buying another tamp I already have 4 58mm and that plastic double ender lol
  11. A dosing ring?? I have a ring that sits on top of the portafilter so you don't spill as much coffee I was kinda hoping for a single shot basket that that could take up to 12g or would that be a standard double at the mo I have got I believe a 18g and 21g Also when your pulling a single how long do you run the shot for? I'm used to around 18-19g in 60-65ml out in 30-34 sec I'm assuming you would cut your shot off quite a bit earlier then 30 seconds Thanks for you input mate
  12. A 41mm tamper is that due to the "funnel" shape of the single basket? Also how many grams of coffee is it capable of holding?
  13. Hey so I regularly drink a macchiato and I'm stuck as to weather keep using a double and splitting it in to 2 shot glasses. The only problem is I throw one shot away and have been wandering wether a single basket would be better. Now I have a pressurised single basket witch I have used once to make a short with and the coffee isn't quite the same and it seemes to be even messier's some how lol So I would love some feed back off people who are using or have used non-pressurised single baskets, is it worth buying one or should I just put up with throwing out a shot Thanks for any help and advice is most appreciated
  14. On second thought I will probably leave the solenoid valve alone as there well expensive I only paid £90 for my classic and a new solanoid valve can cost from £40 - £70
  15. Don't think it's down to oily beens as it happened with and with out oily beans dude
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