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brianl
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Espresso: Quick Mill Vetrano DB
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Drip: Chemex/V60
Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Fri Jan 18, 2013, 8:28pm
Subject: Re: Fun with my new toys (Gaggia Espresso/MDF)!
 

Making the grinder stepless is fine and worth doing. However, the biggest retention hog is that useless doser. I just took it out and stuck a funnel in there to act as a chute. So much better.
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beanmuncher
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Joined: 28 Jan 2006
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Location: Berkeley, CA
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: VBM DoubleDomo v3
Grinder: Macap MXK/R
Posted Fri Jan 18, 2013, 9:31pm
Subject: Re: Fun with my new toys (Gaggia Espresso/MDF)!
 

Now that was a blast from the past - I haven't owned the MDF since 2007, nor the Gaggia Espresso since 2008!

These days, I'm using a Vibiemme Double Domo and a Macap MXK...
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brianl
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Joined: 1 Dec 2012
Posts: 501
Location: Chicago IL
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Quick Mill Vetrano DB
Grinder: HG One, OE Lido 2, Baratza...
Drip: Chemex/V60
Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:12pm
Subject: Re: Fun with my new toys (Gaggia Espresso/MDF)!
 

That's what happens when you use the search feature ha.

How did you like the set up? Ha
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steamer
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steamer
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Location: socal
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Expobar Brewtus IV R
Grinder: Mazzer Mini-B Baratza...
Vac Pot: Krubs Moka Brew, vacPot
Drip: TechV, and many more
Roaster: Hottop
Posted Sat Jan 19, 2013, 9:28am
Subject: Re: Fun with my new toys (Gaggia Espresso/MDF)!
 

I have the same Gaggia, I havent used it in years and just spent hours giving it a good cleaning inside and out. I have to get back in the groove, how many grams of bean are you using? I'm using 15 grams for a single and I cant get the holder to attach to the unit. I end up having to take some out and thats not fun.
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brianl
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Joined: 1 Dec 2012
Posts: 501
Location: Chicago IL
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Quick Mill Vetrano DB
Grinder: HG One, OE Lido 2, Baratza...
Drip: Chemex/V60
Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Sat Jan 19, 2013, 3:57pm
Subject: Re: Fun with my new toys (Gaggia Espresso/MDF)!
 

I do 16 in the vast 15g double and around 20-21 in my triple. Was never a big fan of overdosing.
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