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Topic: Fwd: +rocky grinding (130 lines)
1) From: Brett Mason
Here's an earlier post on Zero Point...
Brett
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From: Brett Mason 
Date: Sat, Feb 24, 2007 at 11:56 AM
Subject: Re: +rocky grinding
To: homeroast
I do have a Rocky, among other grinders...
 My zero point is at 0.  Several posts refered to that, but none
 mentioned what Zero point is.  Zero point is where the burrs meet, and
 are no longer able to move.  Be sure to find this for your Rocky, as
 the "gap", or number, is realtive to this position.
 Mike indicated that an espresso shot is ground the same, if indeed it
 is the same shot used in all three: espresso, latte or Americano.  On
 my Rocky, it is 8 points open from the Zero point.
 When I pull a "Lungo" which is more volume of water on a 25 second
 shot, I grind at 13.  That is points more open than the zero point,
 which for my Rocky, is at Zero ("0").
 When I brew a Moka pot, I use a Rocky setting of 28, which is twenty
 eight clicks more open than zero ("0" on my Rocky).
 For drip brewing (my Clarity or my Presto), I use a setting of 45+ -
 that is, I open it all the way.  I like a really smooth / sweet brew,
 and so I open the Rocky as wide as she will go - somewhere beyond
 45...  This of course is different than what most people like, and you
 may hear of why this isn't correct...  OK by me, but since you asked,
 this is what I do.
 I hadn't given a setting for Presspot, but here is mine... I use a
 setting of 45+ - that is, I open it all the way.  I like a really
 smooth / sweet press pot also, and so I open the Rocky as wide as she
 will go - somewhere beyond 45...  This of course is different than
 what most people read, and/or prefer, and you likely may hear of why
 this isn't correct...  Fits in with my offering of a rodent's rear
 bumper, but since you asked, this is also what I do.
 Hope that my thoughts regarding my Rocky give you some guidance with
 your Rocky...  I didn't throw in my thoughts on my Zass, or my melitta
 whirley-gig, or even my Cory Griindmaster, cause they don't appear
 equivalent to your Grinder.  I also don't own any other grinders which
 are not Rockys, but if I did, I wouldn't suggest their mismatch as
 being an appropriate guide for your Rocky question...
 Just my $2.22 ...
 Brett
  RWA
 Brett
  RWA
 On 2/24/07, L. Michael Fraley, MD  wrote:
 > Hi Susan,
 >
 > I don't have a Rocky, so maybe I shouldn't answer.  I have a Mazzer
 > Mini, however, and what I have found works is experimentation.  That
 > said, I would think the grind would be the same for all 3 of those prep
 > methods, as they are all based on espresso.  It is sometimes a pain to
 > have to pull shot after shot to "dial in" your grind, but it is the
 > best way to get a feel for it.  After experimenting (and after
 > following the excellent advice from this list) I now know what "area"
 > of the dial on my Mini is about right for drip, press pot, and for
 > espresso.  Have fun experimenting!  And maybe somebody else on here can
 > give you a general idea where to start.
 >
 > Michael
 >
 >
 > On Feb 23, 2007, at 11:50 PM, susan oppenheim wrote:
 >
 > Can someone on the list tell me which number on the dial is the best to
 > grind what coffees at?
 > I have a rocky
 >
 > i am crossing my fingers i'll get the best info here
 >
 >
 > I need the grind number on the dial to set for
 >
 > espresso
 >
 > lattes
 >
 > americanos
 >
 >
 >
 > thank you so much
 > javamama
 >
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