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Date: 23 Sep 2007 19:05:09
From:
Subject: Soggy Puck Help.
I just got a Gaggia Carezza and I'm always getting soggy pucks. Any
tips?

JJ





 
Date: 24 Sep 2007 06:01:02
From:
Subject: Re: Soggy Puck Help.
On Sep 24, 4:03 am, lockjaw <davebo...@gmail.com > wrote:
> On Sep 23, 10:05 pm, stalw...@jerichocommunications.com wrote:
>
> > I just got a Gaggia Carezza and I'm always getting soggy pucks. Any
> > tips?
>
> > JJ
>
> how is the espresso?
>
> and what danny said

Dang tasty!
Thanx!
JJ



 
Date: 24 Sep 2007 05:04:22
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: Soggy Puck Help.
On Sep 23, 10:05 pm, stalw...@jerichocommunications.com wrote:
> I just got a Gaggia Carezza and I'm always getting soggy pucks. Any
> tips?
>
> JJ

Just got. Yes, it was different for me when I got mine. They sent
you can of coffee in the box, or at least I got one. I've a roaster
and grinder for the beans. There's differences between the two. What
I'm doing until I get a high-end grinder is my finest grind setting.
When I open the PF sooner than later and there's touch of a sneeze to
residual pressure being released, there's also a layer of water over
the puck. Not a problem. It'll go away unless in a big hurry. I
pour the water layer off first, and the puck remains packed and solid,
still stuck in the PF. I tap the PF on the edge of a tupperware
container, where the puck then falls into, in entirety, and swipe a
very small residual, hardly any grinds that remain stuck to the sides
of the basket with a page ripped from a convenient book. Bad is too
much dosage or grinds that end up in washed out into a clear cup
beneath the showerhead, which I clean along inside the PF gasket
channel with a toothbrush - every time. I grind directly from the
burrs into near filling the basket and then tamp not excessively for
close to half a basket compressed. Works fine and tastes just like
coffee should without a commercial grinder with infinite settings.
Clean and neat. No residual PF slosh with a strong tendency to
splatter.



 
Date: 24 Sep 2007 09:03:14
From: lockjaw
Subject: Re: Soggy Puck Help.
On Sep 23, 10:05 pm, stalw...@jerichocommunications.com wrote:
> I just got a Gaggia Carezza and I'm always getting soggy pucks. Any
> tips?
>
> JJ

how is the espresso?

and what danny said



 
Date: 24 Sep 2007 06:33:51
From: Danny
Subject: Re: Soggy Puck Help.
stalwart@jerichocommunications.com wrote:
> I just got a Gaggia Carezza and I'm always getting soggy pucks. Any
> tips?
>
> JJ
>

Normal for any machine that doesn't have a 3-way valve, and they
should dry if left in the group for a minute or so, unless your grind
is out, in which case you might get "soupy" pucks, which you don't
want. Ensure the machine is hot enough (all the group metalwork etc)
and fine tune the grind.

--
Regards, Danny

http://www.gaggia-espresso.com (a purely hobby site)
(apparently bad grammar but I like it that way...)



  
Date: 24 Sep 2007 08:19:30
From: Moka Java
Subject: Re: Soggy Puck Help.
Danny wrote:
> stalwart@jerichocommunications.com wrote:
>> I just got a Gaggia Carezza and I'm always getting soggy pucks. Any
>> tips?
>>
>> JJ
>>
>
> Normal for any machine that doesn't have a 3-way valve, and they should
> dry if left in the group for a minute or so, unless your grind is out,
> in which case you might get "soupy" pucks, which you don't want. Ensure
> the machine is hot enough (all the group metalwork etc) and fine tune
> the grind.
>

The Silvia produced soggy pucks more times than not and it has a 3-way
valve. The espresso was great so I just didn't care about the pucks. Do
you judge a fine meal by the scraps and trimmings left in the kitchen trash?

R "that was a fine omelet but the eggs were cracked wrong" TF


 
Date: 23 Sep 2007 22:58:34
From: Moka Java
Subject: Re: Soggy Puck Help.
stalwart@jerichocommunications.com wrote:
> I just got a Gaggia Carezza and I'm always getting soggy pucks. Any
> tips?
>
> JJ
>

Don't eat the soggy pucks.

R "you asked" TF