I just received and thoroughly cleaned my new-to-me doserless rocky grinder. Nice piece of equipment. I weighed out 14 grams of Panama Hacienda La Esmeralda Gesha, roasted city+ as near as I can tell. Put the beans in the now clean & finger-guardless hopper, set rocky to 13 (my zero point seems to be +3) and ground the most wonderful, even grinds. The only problem was that there were only 10 grams in the cup I used to catch them. Does rocky exact a tax on my grind? I wouldn't blame him, the coffee is so good. How do I get all the coffee out? This time I just added a few more beans, and ground so I could make my coffee. Thanks! -- Dave Some days... It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps
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The lid on mine is a just a disk with a slight rabbet that sits on top. I'll try messing with it though. Thanks! -- Dave Some days... It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps On 3/7/07, Barry Luterman wrote: <Snip>
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Dave, First make the bunny get off Rocky. :) Then the trick is to get increased air pressure inside the hopper to = force grinds out the chute; I do this by raising one side of the lid as if the= other side is on a hinge, then slam the side down. Once you get the hang of = it, a nice amount of grounds will come out the chute. I find that slamming the= lid twice, then running the grinder briefly, does the job. I also find that grinding INSTANT rice periodically gets a lot of stuff = out, especially if varying the grind setting to get maybe 4-5 different = settings between nearly the finest & nearly the coarsest. I let some ground rice = sit awhile on the theory that it will absorb more coffee oils ... I have no = idea if this really accomplishes anything extra. Once as much rice as possible = is cleared out, I run a small amount of old beans through to flush out any remaining rice; I do this just before grinding for real. I use a = grinder brush I picked up at *$ to help clean out the hopper. Doing this every week or= 2 has stopped the periodic bitter taste from accumulated rancid grounds. I = haven't had to disassemble Rocky since I started this regimen, which only takes a= few minutes. Enjoy your Rocky! Dave On Wed, 7 Mar 2007 15:23:25 -0800, you wrote: <Snip> I'll <Snip> ========================== ========================== ===== Dave Morgenlender e-mail: dmorgen ========================== ========================== =====
A link to the Click Clack lid:http://www.lnt.com/product/index.jsp?productId56888Eddie -- Docendo Discimus My Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/On 3/7/07, Dave wrote:">http://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/On 3/7/07, Dave wrote: <Snip>
Is the purpose of the Click Clack lid to dislodge grinds from Rocky's interior by forcing air through Rocky? Brian On 3/7/07, Eddie Dove wrote: <Snip>
OK, I figured this out. It seems to get another gram out. That still leaves 3 grams somewhere inside. Sure is a nice grind though. I'll try moving the settings too. -- Dave Some days... It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps On 3/7/07, David Morgenlender wrote: <Snip>
Thanks Eddie, I'll look for one. On 3/7/07, Eddie Dove wrote: <Snip>
Yes, sir. Eddie On 3/7/07, Brian Kamnetz wrote: <Snip>
any idea which size is the right fit for the rocky (assuming both doser and doserless have same hopper diameter) -F On 3/7/07, Eddie Dove wrote: <Snip>
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Interesting, and good to know. Thanks, Eddie. Brian On 3/7/07, Eddie Dove wrote: <Snip>
I just bought a click clack and it works great for the larger grinds like drip and french press, but when I grind for espresso, I still get grinds stuck in the chute. I'm getting good suction, but not really tight. Is this just a matter of adding tape to make it fit more tightly?
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I was driving by Linens & Things he other day and remembered the Click Clacks. I stopped and got a /7 liter one. The lid fits snug, but doesn't require that I squeeze the handle to get it in and out of my Rocky. Working it up and down a few times after grinding seems to do a pretty good job of clearing the grounds. Thanks for the suggestion. It definitely works better than using the lift-and-slam Rocky's lid method. -- Dave Some days... It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps
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