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Topic: Rocky- Left Over Grounds in Chute (5 msgs / 106 lines)
1) From: Chad
When I took off the green chute on my Rocky today, I found 3-4g of 
espresso grounds in there. I know we talked about this not too long ago 
but I am shocked to find so much in there. It almost seems each time you 
grind you would want to toss the first handful of grounds. Is the best 
solution as I heard before to notch out 1 inch of the chute and stick a 
brush up there when done each day?

2) From: Brett Mason
I toss the first tsp of grounds from my Rocky.
Life is too short for poor coffee (See your local coffee schlepping
establishment - they never toss theirs!)
  Zassman with a Rocky complex
On 10/14/06, Chad  wrote:

3) From: miKe mcKoffee
No not daily, after each grind! Seriously. However I only grind enough for
what is immediately needed. I completely clear both the burr area and chute
after each grind using combination of click-clack for blower and flux brush.
This of course means I don't store beans in the hopper.
The easiest solution would be to simply toss the first few stale grams each
grinding rather than always taking the few seconds to clear after grinding
using the cleared grinds for the brewing, but I'd rather not waste that
Don't know about notching the stupid in the way of clearing grind hang
doserless spout, which is one reason I went with a grinds dispenser aka
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.

4) From: Larry English
Well, there are several solutions to this.  Here are some:
  1. Chop an inch off the chute (as you mentioned), and/or get a flexible
brush (or use a pipe cleaner) and clean it out whenever you change coffee or
every night, whichever comes first.  BTW, you can get the cracked chute
replace under warranty - use the cracked one as the shorty, to make sure
that's what you really want to do.
  2. Rock the Rocky - lean 'er back, thump 'er forward, watch the ground
coffee come out the chute.  Won't get it all, though.
  3. Tom likes the Shop Vac solution - just suck it out.
  4. Mount Rocky on an inclined board with vibrator attachment so the coffee
doesn't have a chance to settle on the horizontal exit chute - oh, sorry,
that was something that suddenly occurred to me at 3:00 AM and I wrote it
down as a brilliant idea.  Never mind ...
On 10/14/06, Chad  wrote:

5) From: raymanowen
Every grind, I seek to retrieve all the ground coffee my Fire Hydrant-sized
thing has made. I remove the funnel and whoosh air into the grind chamber
with a bellows from a broken thrift store airpot.
In the future, I plan to use a beverage CO2 bottle to blow it out as I
grind, to expose the ground coffee to as little O2 as possible before
hitting it with hot water a couple of seconds later. Overkill? I just don't
want to ignore any details that occur to me
With the SMP grinder, I did rock 'n roll it to maximize the grounds in my
filter, followed by Hoover. The upper burr and carrier in the Fire Hydrant
weigh more than the entire Solis Maestro.
Ever try to rock 'n roll a Fire Hydrant or thump it around? Ouch! Not
I honestly never understood the little magnetic trap door at the grind
chamber exit of the SMP, so I lost it. Kyle Anderson of Baratza sent a
gorgeous new burr set for the SMP. Ray and Naida exclaim over the additional
flavor from the 2-Horse blend.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
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