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    GDay all, I have just discovered this great site and thus made my world into (entry level) coffee making. Ive been making expresso for years but with cheap machines so I have bitten the bullet and bought the sunbeam combo 6910/450 which was all I could afford.

    Today was the first real "run" with new beans from Danes and wow, what a difference! It actually looked like expresso and tasted amazingly different. That said, I seem to be over extracting. Now the 450 guide says 12-16 is a good grind for expresso but Im at 20 and its still overdoing it. Obviously its a trial and error thing but Id love some help/suggestions re how I should start improving and or what grinder settings seemed to work for others (so I can work out whatIm doing wrong/right). Actually, any help at all would be good!

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    Re: Newbie here - over extracting 6910/450

    Originally posted by 202924314B0 link=1254200235/0#0 date=1254200235
    GDay all, I have just discovered this great site and thus made my world into (entry level) coffee making.  Ive been making expresso for years but with cheap machines so I have bitten the bullet and bought the sunbeam combo 6910/450 which was all I could afford.  

    Today was the first real "run" with new beans from Danes and wow, what a difference!  It actually looked like expresso and tasted amazingly different.  That said, I seem to be over extracting.  Now the 450 guide says 12-16 is a good grind for expresso but Im at 20 and its still overdoing it.  Obviously its a trial and error thing but Id love some help/suggestions re how I should start improving and or what grinder settings seemed to work for others (so I can work out whatIm doing wrong/right).   Actually, any help at all would be good!  
    Update ya profile with ya location and then do a search of CS..

    You need to select longer than a week; which is teh default...

    All will be reviled as this have been covered in both the machine and grinder sections any number of times..

    Tamp / Dose level / Beans / Adjusting teh grinder / Washers / Sunbeam sweet spot and 5 cent piece etc etc.

    Enjoy you voyage of discovery and be prepared to re learn many things :-)

    Welcome to CS...

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      Re: Newbie here - over extracting 6910/450

      Oh, you mean the exact same question posted just a few weeks ago? Sorry about that, I did use the search engine but wasnt having any luck, next time Ill just scroll through the pages like a normal person ...

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        Re: Newbie here - over extracting 6910/450

        Originally posted by 6A636E7B010 link=1254200235/2#2 date=1254210001
        Oh, you mean the exact same question posted just a few weeks ago?  Sorry about that, I did use the search engine but wasnt having any luck, next time Ill just scroll through the pages like a normal person ...
        Not word for word..

        But in effect the same question has been asked and answered so many times that some of us, tend to give up a little...


        Search is good... But you need to learn the best way to use it....

        Here is a STICKY that explains it more...

        http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1248646363


        For eg do some searching on -

        Tamp 6910 / Dose level / Adjusting EM0480 / Adjusting Sunbeam grinder / Washers / Sunbeam sweet spot / 5 cent piece

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