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Topic: Getting it all... (17 msgs / 321 lines)
1) From: Dave
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!
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Dave
Some days...
It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps

2) From: Barry Luterman
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3) From: Dave
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!
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Dave
Some days...
It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps
On 3/7/07, Barry Luterman  wrote:
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4) From: Barry Luterman
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No you replace that lid with a click clack lid. The click clack lid is =
demonstrated in the pictures.

5) From: David Morgenlender
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
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6) From: Eddie Dove
A link to the Click Clack lid:http://www.lnt.com/product/index.jsp?productId56888Eddie
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7) From: Brian Kamnetz
Is the purpose of the Click Clack lid to dislodge grinds from Rocky's
interior by forcing air through Rocky?
Brian
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8) From: Dave
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:
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9) From: Dave
Thanks Eddie, I'll look for one.
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10) From: Eddie Dove
Yes, sir.
Eddie
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11) From: Floyd Lozano
any idea which size is the right fit for the rocky (assuming both doser and
doserless have same hopper diameter)
-F
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12) From: Barry Luterman
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0.6 litre part # 3010

13) From: Brian Kamnetz
Interesting, and good to know. Thanks, Eddie.
Brian
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14) From: Jonathan Parungao
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?

15) From: Barry Luterman
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Yes wrap some Teflon tape (Plumbers Tape) on the threads.

16) From: Dave
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

17) From: Barry Luterman
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Your welcome


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