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Stan Stalinson

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  1. I have a Gaggia Classic with PID and a Eureka Mignon Silenzio that I am willing to swap.
  2. This is the one I bought which is still in stock: https://www.blackcatcoffee.co.uk/products/copy-of-eureka-mignon-brew-pro-55mm-flat-burrs-1?_pos=1&_sid=bf8ec09c4&_ss=r&variant=31820863701059 The Specialitas are not in stock though
  3. I'm thinking of purchasing this 58.4mm Motta tamper: https://www.blackcatcoffee.co.uk/collections/tampers/products/motta-competition-58-4mm-flat-bottom-wood-tamper I was wondering if anyone has used their brand of tampers before and whether or not they are high quality?
  4. I'm interested in either the 15g or 18g baskets. I would prefer to buy the basket and tamper together but am happy to buy separately.
  5. I'd recommend taking a look at the Silenzio as well. If you are not interested in timed dosing then the touch screen is irrelevant. As for difference in taste, it's worth checking for reviews by people who have used both grinders. I was in your position and learned from a few people that they couldn't tell the difference between espressos made using each grinder, so I ended up going for the Silenzio.
  6. I was getting around 8c. Nevermind then haha
  7. Ah I didn't think about that
  8. For me it has been very useful to spot any channeling that was occurring. It shouldn't affect the taste though.
  9. I also just got myself a Gaggia Classic and I decided pair it with a Eureka Mignon Silenzio. Through a good deal of research I saw the Mignon range being frequently recommended as a good starting grinder for espresso. While not useful for switching between brew methods, as other comments said you can buy a separate cheaper grinder for those. I chose the Silenzio in particular due to it utilizing the new technology which reduces the noise made when grinding, and compared to the Specialita the taste difference is not noticable (according to my research). Compared to the Niche Zero, while I would have liked to buy that grinder, it would have cost £190 more which was too much for me. I would advise you to be cautious when buying equipment as you will always find something better and more expensive. I just bought the cheapest "good" grinder that I found through my research.
  10. I recently bought a second hand Gaggia Classic with a REX C100 PID. So far the temperature seems to drop by several degrees Celsius when pulling a shot and I wish to reduce this. Are there any settings for the PID which can be altered to do so?
  11. I am looking to buy either the Eureka Mignon Silenzio or the Eureka Mignon Specialita as my first grinder to go with a Gaggia Classic. I will be using the grinder for single dosing only. Buying them new means that the Specialita costs around £50 more. I was wondering if there is a big enough difference in the quality of the shot to justify spending £50 extra. I should add that I am considering buying one second hand but so far I haven't found any at a reasonable price.
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