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Date: 29 Sep 2006 18:36:50
From: Harry Moos
Subject: Sylvia basket
Silvia came this morning, so I just finished watching the CD. The double
shot basket is a bit tight for my tamper [not the one included], and I
remember reading that several alties have substituted a different basket.
What is the purpose of this and which basket seems to work best? My Gaggia
basket fits, but does not have the positioning ridge so I assume it won't
do. Am I right?






 
Date: 30 Sep 2006 15:50:17
From: Harry Moos
Subject: Re: Sylvia basket
First shots were adequate, but ran too fast. One spout faster than the
other; maybe caused by using included plastic tamper, which does not quite
fill the basket. Used same MDF grinder setting [#6] that I used on my
Gazzia, so I will try finer next time. I imagine it will take a few shots
to "season" the machine, but I was rushed this morning by other commitments.
Sunday is more leisurely around here.

"Harry Moos" <harrym@ruraltel.net > wrote in message
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> Silvia came this morning, so I just finished watching the CD. The double
> shot basket is a bit tight for my tamper [not the one included], and I
> remember reading that several alties have substituted a different basket.
> What is the purpose of this and which basket seems to work best? My
> Gaggia basket fits, but does not have the positioning ridge so I assume it
> won't do. Am I right?
>




  
Date: 01 Oct 2006 08:41:36
From: Harry Moos
Subject: Re: Sylvia basket
Day two with Silvia. On for thirty minutes. Grind at #5 [Monkey Blend
roasted four days]. Tamp with 58mm tamper, not the included Rancilio
tamper. 4.4 ounces in 25 seconds. Pale crema. Grind at #4. Run hot water
to cycle boiler. Light off -- pump on. 3 ounces in 25 seconds. Darker
mahogany crema. Taste very similar to what I have been getting with the
Gaggia [Coffee]. I think we're getting there.

"Harry Moos" <harrym@ruraltel.net > wrote in message
news:n5idnQoZ1ozjRYPYnZ2dnUVZ_qGdnZ2d@news.ruraltel.net...
> First shots with new Silvia were adequate, but ran too fast. One spout
> faster than the other; maybe caused by using included plastic tamper,
> which does not quite fill the basket. Used same MDF grinder setting [#6]
> that I used on my Gazzia, so I will try finer next time. I imagine it
> will take a few shots to "season" the machine, but I was rushed this
> morning by other commitments. Sunday is more leisurely around here.




 
Date: 30 Sep 2006 05:27:33
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Sylvia basket
just try it!

no harm done.

Dave "120" b


Harry Moos wrote:
> Silvia came this morning, so I just finished watching the CD. The double
> shot basket is a bit tight for my tamper [not the one included], and I
> remember reading that several alties have substituted a different basket.
> What is the purpose of this and which basket seems to work best? My Gaggia
> basket fits, but does not have the positioning ridge so I assume it won't
> do. Am I right?