This is a multi-part message in MIME format. 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.
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 <Snip> 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? <Snip>
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. 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
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
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Kenneth Rhynas wrote: <Snip> 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.
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: <Snip> -- Cheers, Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com
My Rocky ranges from talcum powder for Turkish to boulders for French Press. On 9/27/06, George Birchard wrote: <Snip>
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. <Snip>
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 On 9/27/06, miKe mcKoffee wrote: <Snip>
I think I set my Rocky to around 10 for espresso and 40 for press/drip... works great - no regrets or qualifications...