_aki Senior Member Joined: 12 Jan 2013 Posts: 20 Location: London Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Gaggia Classic Grinder: Hario Skerton
Posted Mon Jan 21, 2013, 6:14am Subject: Re: Brand new Gaggia Classic leaking from the bottom left corner
I adjusted my OPV this weekend. Got it to slightly over 10 bar static pressure and then I got busy with other stuff. Now I get 2x 1oz in about 20 - 25 seconds and the crema is much better too (I went back to grinding my own in the modded Skerton). Might open it up again and turn in a smidgen counter-clockwise to get the pressure down a touch further.
Really good mod, all Gaggia owners should really do this.
Next up is a Iberital MC2 auto grinder and then the PID!
Posted Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:33am Subject: Re: Brand new Gaggia Classic leaking from the bottom left corner
Great to hear that you are up and running well. 10 static is about right. I used an adjustable valve and tried static vs similated puck flow. 10 static is fine, but play with the pressure and see what you like.
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