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Thread: 4 day update on my new set up.

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009

    4 day update on my new set up.

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi everybody,

    4 days have past since i set up my Rancilio Silvia and re badged K3T, i have managed to get my grind right and pulling double shots in around 27 secs (It took a while and very frustrating). Unfortunately i have run out of my good beans and have reverted to some crap ones until my bean order from Talkcoffee arrives shortly.. :(

    I am having an issue with my re badged K3T in that i have a build of grinds in the dosing chute, how have other owners combated this issue??
    What is the consensus on using the timed dose, is it worth while setting it up or better to use the constant function??

    Off to do some backflushing for the first time.


  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006

    Re: 4 day update on my new set up.

    Good questions.
    Never having used a K3T or variant, I can only speak generally.
    Most grinders will get a build up of grinds somewhere, various methods of managing this depending on the grinder, easiest might be to leave them till next use, and catch the first few grams of grinds in a spare container. Im sure there would be some comments by other users in the "Grinders" section.
    As far as timed dosing is concerned, IF you have same beans all the time and they are within 2weeks of roasting, and you have reasonably constant temperature and humidity in the room where the machines live, then the timed grind should be reasonably OK most of the time,...
    most of us would find that limited daily use, and varying bean types mean we are better to grind manually most of the time.
    However if you are catering to a large group, then you might find that the timed grind is quite handy ;)

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