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I just bought a bialetti brikka pot and the espresso comes out with a slight burnt taste. i have tried turning the (glass top) burner up to high (before putting the pot on), boiling the water in the microwave before pouring it into the pot (both so that the pot is on the burner for as little time possible), and pouring it out as soon as it pops. Any ideas?

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so i guess our expresso you dont have that creamy topping that lack pressure descalcify not with vinegar remove caicium in chunks have a chance of blocking everything descalcifier solution melt the calcium 1part solution 1 part water fill the water with solution open the valve if some come out close it leave the solution in it for 15 minute repeat untill empty rinse very good cheers

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It IS the gasket!!!!! Store the pot with the two parts screwed TIGHTLY together for about a week. Tighten it up as the new gasket compresses. Problem solved in two weeks or less. Funnel had NOTHING to do with my problem. Also cook on medium to low heat. High flame seems to make the problem worse.

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Flame is too high and the top is not screwed tightly enough to the bottom. Also make sure there is enough fine ground coffee in the funnel.

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hey, screw the 2 parts tight and before that check if the filter plate is not clogged. See this guide that I wrote Avi

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