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Finding that my shots are coming out too fast! Have adjusted tamp, grind you name it. This only started after I purchased my first Conical Grinder(Breville bsg450). Used to use simple blade grinder and had much better(slower extraction) HELP

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Obviously the problem is with your grind, not the Breville. SImply adjust your grind to finer.
Good luck!

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