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Topic: Rocky settings (4 msgs / 147 lines)
1) From: Maureen Azcoitia
In general, what setting on my rocky should I grind for ...
1.  press pot
2.  KMB
3.  drip
4.  moka pot
5.  espresso
I know that sometimes it depends on the bean, but I am just asking for
a general guideline.  Thanks.

2) From: Sandy Andina
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Rocky is an odd duck, indeed, since the zero point on one person's  
machine may not be the same as another's (and may vary after each  
cleaning). Moreover, optimal settings for a given use will vary not  
just with the age and variety of bean but also with indoor relative  
humidity.  Today, for decaf Red Line Blend brewed as espresso, I am  
using 4.  The beans are about 10 days old (the outer limits of  
usability for decaf espresso, after which time they will be moved to  
drip or press duty).  When fresh, I was on 6.  I don't use Rocky for  
anything but decaf espresso; but using espresso as a guide, I would  
go, from finest to coarsest:  espresso-->moka pot-->drip-->press.  I  
would do a minimum of one full number between each.  Have never tried  
a KMB, so I have no idea whether that would require coarser or finer.
On Aug 27, 2006, at 2:54 PM, Maureen Azcoitia wrote:
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Sandy
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Rocky is an odd duck, indeed, =
since the zero point on one person's machine may not be the same as =
another's (and may vary after each cleaning). Moreover, optimal settings =
for a given use will vary not just with the age and variety of bean but =
also with indoor relative humidity.  Today, for decaf Red Line Blend =
brewed as espresso, I am using 4.  The beans are about 10 days old =
(the outer limits of usability for decaf espresso, after which time they =
will be moved to drip or press duty).  When fresh, I was on 6.  I =
don't use Rocky for anything but decaf espresso; but using espresso as a =
guide, I would go, from finest to coarsest:  espresso-->moka =
pot-->drip-->press.  I would do a minimum of one full number =
between each.  Have never tried a KMB, so I have no idea whether that =
would require coarser or finer.
On Aug 27, 2006, at 2:54 =
PM, Maureen Azcoitia wrote:
In general, what setting on my rocky should I grind = for ...1.  press pot2.  = KMB3.  drip4.  = moka pot5.  espresso I know = that sometimes it depends on the bean, but I am just asking = fora general guideline.  Thanks.homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = = --Apple-Mail-240-161202060--

3) From: David Schooley
Here is what I have always used. The zero point on my grinder  
conveniently corresponds to zero on the dial.
1. 40+
3. 28-32 (Conical paper filter)
5. 8-10, sometimes as high as 12
6. (Turkish) 1-2
I have gone as low as the mid-30's for my press pots when  
experimenting with shorter extraction times.
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4) From: Demian Ebert
Keeping the fine to coarse order (My Rocky zero's out at +3 and these are
actual readings), so espresso is 8-10 depending on the bean and the day etc.
Moka Pot is 12-14, Drip in a melitta cone with paper filter is somewhere
around 15 and FP is 22 (two minute thirty second extraction time). To get
the number of stops above zero, just subtract 3 from all these numbers.
When in doubt, keep grinding finer until your espresso machine stalls or
your pours get way too small for the amount of time, then back up a notch or
two until you get what you're after. When working on the FP, I just kept
creeping finer until it was too hard to press, then backed up a couple of
steps. Works like a charm.
Demian
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