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Topic: rocky and the french press (10 msgs / 169 lines)
1) From: Kenneth Rhynas
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Greatings all,
     In looking over the review on the Rocky grinder, there is some =
suggestion that it may not grind course enough for the french press. =
Does any one have any experience with this? If that is the case, does =
anyone have any suggestions for a grinder to handle a presspot grind?
Thanks, 
Ken  R.

2) From: hermit
Hi Ken -
I have a Rocky and in my opinion it does not grind course enough.  A
few years ago I bought a Solis Maestro and it does very well preparing
beans for the press pot - also does very well grinding for espresso
and is considerably cheaper and easier to clean.  I still use the
Rocky, but find I use the Solis more often for both grinds.
Rich
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suggestion that it may not grind course enough for the french press. Does=
 any one have any experience with this? If that is the case, does anyone =
have any suggestions for a grinder to handle a presspot grind?
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3) From: David T. Borton
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Ken R wrote:
 >>>In looking over the review on the Rocky grinder, there is some 
suggestion that it may not grind course enough for the french press. >>>
I will be in the market shortly for a new grinder.  My Starbuck Barista (rebranded Solis) is getting long in the tooth and I don't want to be without.  The Barista will be put into reserve and I will use the new grinder.  I have gone back and forth on this issue since I need the two extreme grinds, Turkish and the press pot.
I have read a ton of reviews and followed all grinder threads here.  The reviews are very good on the KitchenAid for general grinding but it seems to fall short for finer grinds (some reviews disagree).  The Rocky's reputation for superb fine grinding is well known but some report issues with the course grinds.
I believe I will end up buying the KitchenAid (I don't make espresso) for my general Bialetti stovetop grind and get a handmill for the Turkish grind.
DB
--- 
Lord, it is time. The summer was very big. Lay thy shadow on the sundials,
and on the meadows let the winds go loose. Command the last fruits that
they shall be full; give them another two more southerly days, press them
on to fulfillment and drive the last sweetness into the heavenly wine.
-     Rainer Maria Rilke 

4) From: DW Hutson
Ken:
I love the coffee made with my Rocky and french press. I set the Rocky at 
20, actually, and get very little sludge. I do, however, use the Swiss Gold 
filters. A few months ago they were still available from a vendor on ebay.
Doug Hutson

5) From: George Birchard
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Kenneth Rhynas wrote:
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It produces a coarse grind with a moderate amount of mud.  IMO the issue 
is not the degree of coarseness which can be adjusted, it is the amount 
of mud.

6) From: Brett Mason
Hi Ken,
Don't worry about what you hear, the Zassenhaus can't be used for coffee
either, and only produces dust.  I am sure the SCAA has a standard on
grinders, but we are not eligible to learn.
Lo! and BEHOLD, my Rocky does just fine for all levels of grind, and my Zass
managesd all grinds as well...
Brett
  Sceptic to the Sceptics...
On 9/26/06, Kenneth Rhynas  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

7) From: David Schooley
My Rocky ranges from talcum powder for Turkish to boulders for French Press.
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8) From: miKe mcKoffee
When grinding for press I use +25, 2:30 infusion. (also using SwissGold
plungers) Rocky can go up to ~+60 to +80 depending on where your true zero
is. My current set of burrs max +62, way coarse boulders. (just tested +62
for the heck of it) I believe Rocky's grind becomes a bit less even the
coarser you grind.
Never compared Rocky to a Solis Maestro WITH new burrs. My Maestro was about
8 months old when I got Rocky and Maestro burrs where well shot, far out
performed by Rocky any grinding duties press included.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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9) From: Demian Ebert
I second Mike's comments. I set my rocky at +23 with 2:30 infusion  (no
swiss gold here) for FP and it's just fine. In fact, when we switched from
the SMP, we noticed a much cleaner cup overall.
Demian
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10) From: Larry Dorman
I think I set my Rocky to around 10 for espresso and 40 for
press/drip...  works great - no regrets or qualifications...


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