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  1. Im now tempted to buy just the black shell to retro fit mine. I'd love to see pictures when you're done.
  2. If you go back two or three pages you'll see Mr Shades' new webpage
  3. Must admit, one of the first things i did was use some silver cloth tape on each side of the wires coming out the back when i noticed how sharp the edges where. Great idea with the grommet.
  4. Mate lovely site. Also makes it very easy for us when people ask about a PID. We can just use your URL rather than trying to explain your name, forums, minimum posts etc. Well done Every Gaggia deserves a PID
  5. Dont know much about the Sage grinder, wether it can slip setting or not.....but in general i concur that usually its the beans. Freshness, darkness of roast, oiliness etc. Same grind setting and time can deliver different amounts of coffee into the portafilter. Weird if its mid bag as you say. Just recalibrate or even try weighing your beans first and single dosing.
  6. Pants001

    Rob T

    Grinder? Grind setting? Have you tried the Pressurised basket that came with the machine? Channeling and overly fast flow sounds like a grinder issue rather than machine.
  7. On the weekend i had to make about 6 coffees for relatives and its a slow process (Usually its just me making a coffee so no dramas, or me and wife if i'm feeling nice) but my back to back process went like this.....Machine warmed up for 20 or so mins prior......grind and brew a double shot, turn steam on, empty the grinds and clean the basket, froth the milk, turn the steam off, make the coffee, release excess steam, expunge some hot water. ( This drops it down pretty close to the 94 for my next double) and repeat. Having the PID is invaluable for seeing when the machine is ready again Is this others experience or do people have a different system for back to back?
  8. Sorry yes your right. Even after 20 mins it may not settle on set temp.
  9. Dont stress about the PID Settings. This just controls how fast in gets up to speed, how much it over shoots when getting to the set temp and how quickly it recovers after a shot. Once you have the machine on for 20 mins and its up to temp the settings will have limited / no effect.
  10. Only changes could relate to ambient temp and/or boiler temp Are you in a cold climate and in the afternoon are you turning your machine back on or has it been left on since the morning?
  11. -When and how often does one need to run the auto tuner? After changing the setpoint temp for example? I did mine a few times to setup then have left it alone since, Changing by 1 or 2 degrees wont really change the behaviour so i wouldn't bother -Is it better to run the autotuner with the portafilter locked in place? Not sure that would make any difference, The PID is testing the power input versus changes to the boiler temp, portafilter comes after that point -The temp drops by 2C during the pour, then goes up again to the setpoint temp (95C), is this normal? ie is a 2C drop acceptable. Sounds ok, ive not taken too much notice of this -After setting the offset to 8C as instructed in the manual, the actual difference between room temp (22C) and displayed temp (16C) was closer to 6C. Do I now set the offset to 6C? Air temp may differ from metal boiler temp inside a sealed box. You would need to check the boiler not ambient. Having said that, you still need to play around with temp anyway depending on your beans. For example my normal beans im sitting on 94.3 and for a darker roast i drop it a little to 93.0. You'll need to experiment regardless.
  12. Is it just the light or is the machine turning off?
  13. Whats the puck look like when you'r finished wet / dry?, fully pressed against the screen? solid or soupy? also how much are you extracting and over what time?
  14. I need to do something like this. Start up the coffee machine before leaving bed.
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