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Topic: 2005 off to a "Rocky" start (13 msgs / 357 lines)
1) From: Casey Jones
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After replacing our kitchen range right before the holidays, my wife and I
decided to forego getting gifts for each other (well, the range is a really
nice gift) and just give to the rest of the family. Although we enjoyed a
fabulous osso buco on Christmas day, my hopes of a Zass for Christmas went
out the window.
That is, of course, until we started opening gifts.  My family presented me
with many individual cash contributions toward the purchase of a new grinde=
r
(even though they think Iım a bit obsessed).
I just go the email this afternoon that Rocky is on his way (and of course =
a
few bags of greens).  Woo hoo!!
Thanks to Tom, Maria and crew for cranking through the holiday orders so
quickly...already under the ³ship within 48-hour² policy!
And thanks to the list for hammering home the importance of a good grinder.
Now that I will be able to venture into the realm of espresso, I sure I wil=
l
have many questions for you.
Patiently waiting for UPS,
-Casey Jones

2) From: Barry Luterman
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2005 off to a "Rocky" start
Congratulations. You will love Rocky. Best purchase I have made so far.

3) From: Pecan Jim Gundlach
On Jan 6, 2005, at 8:14 PM, Casey Jones wrote:
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It pains my soul to imagine how the UPS people will play football with 
your Rocky.
     Jim Gundlach
On Jan 6, 2005, at 8:14 PM, Casey Jones wrote:
Verdana Patiently waiting for UPS,
It pains my soul to imagine how the UPS people will play football with
your Rocky.
    Jim Gundlach

4) From: Dennis Parham
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I say too!! CONGRATS! its a nifty grinder.... the only think I have 
remotely experienced is the really large beans sometimes get bunched up =
and i have to tap the side or reshuffle beans.... happened 1 time 
only...no biggy....hehehe
Dennis
On Jan 6, 2005, at 8:25 PM, Barry Luterman wrote:
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I say too!! CONGRATS! its a nifty grinder.... the only think I have
remotely experienced is the really large beans sometimes get bunched
up and i have to tap the side or reshuffle beans.... happened 1 time
only...no biggy....hehehe
Dennis
On Jan 6, 2005, at 8:25 PM, Barry Luterman wrote:
 
ArialCongratulations. You will
love Rocky. Best purchase I have made so far.
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5) From: DEchelbarg
Love my Rocky -- 2005 is off to a good start!

6) From: Barry Luterman
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2005 off to a "Rocky" startUpon receipt of my Rocky. I removed the three =
screws holding down the guard. Removed the guard. Replaced the three =
screws and then put Scotch tape over the screw heads. Never have any =
beans hanging up that way.

7) From: DEchelbarg
In a message dated 1/6/2005 10:26:27 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
lutermanb001 writes:
Upon receipt of my Rocky. I removed the three screws holding down the guard. 
Removed the guard. Replaced the three screws and then put Scotch tape over the 
screw heads. Never have any beans hanging up that way.
That is a good idea, is it hard to remove the tape when taking out the guard 
to do a little more cleaning?  I've kind of made peace with the beans stuck 
above the screws.  They usually don't come out and I have to pry them out when I 
remove the guard.  I guess, in effect, they function like tape.
Dave E

8) From: Barry Luterman
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I don't use the guard at all. I removed it completely. So its easy to =
remove the tape before disassembly for cleaning

9) From: Steve
I was also the lucky recipient of a Rocky over the holidays.  I
previously thought the notion of your espresso machine being an
accessory to your grinder a little...er...dramatic?  But I now have to
say, there's more than a grain of truth in that maxim.  Prior to
Rocky, I was using a Zass knee mill which did a fantastic job, but
it's no Rocky.  I haven't scrutinized the grinds of each, but there's
a different feel/quality to the Rocky grind that's undeniable.  I'm
running low on adjectives this morning, so the best I can come up with
is that the Rocky grind feels granular compared to the Zass grind at
roughly the same setting.  Is that eveness-of-grind that I'm feeling? 
Shots out of Silvia are more consistent than ever plus I really
appreciate the major decrease in time it takes to crank out a double. 
The Zass, while fun in a
rustic-this-is-how-Grandma-used-to-do-it-simple-is-better way, got old
after a while, especially at 5:30AM every morning.  Furthermore, my
grunting, flailing of arms, and spastic chair rocking scared the cat. 
I've been too preoccupied to read up on how to best maintain Rocky --
anyone care to share a few tips or links?  Thanks.
-Steve
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10) From: Barry Luterman
Coffee geeks has a good article in it's archives on cleaning, However, use
Mike McCoffee's way of finding the null point of the blades, Not the one on
Coffee Geeks

11) From: Casey Jones
FYI..
Mike's method
thread:  Finding Rocky's "zero"
11/8/04-11/9/04
-Casey
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12) From: Steve
Thanks.  I'll give it a read.
-Steve "hoping my Galloping Gourmet comes in the mail today" B.
On Fri, 07 Jan 2005 10:09:39 -0800, Casey Jones
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13) From: John Blumel
On Jan 7, 2005, at 1:09pm, Casey Jones wrote:
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Although, there's some discussion on CoffeeGeek (I think, could have 
been alt.coffee) that, when you hear the metal touching with the motor 
running, that it's not actually the blades on the burrs.
John Blumel


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