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Topic: new burrs (again) (15 msgs / 458 lines)
1) From: Vicki Smith
So, I changed out my Rocky burrs yesterday. I had about 95 pounds of 
coffee through the old ones, mostly *not* for espresso. The new burrs 
seemed to wiz through the beans. Amazing difference in speed, but the 
taste in my KMB seems unchanged. I am looking forward to seeing if there 
is a difference in espresso when I come home from work tonight.
v
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2) From: Dean De Crisce
I have had a Rocky since 12/07...so  for about 5 months. I have no idea how many pounds ground...2 portafilters and maybe 2 FP a day. I have noticed that my grind setting is getting lower to give the same grind.
Sometimes I feel that I want to go just a few clicks above where the carriers touch.
How do I know if I need new burs.
Dean De Crisce
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3) From: Floyd Lozano
A good indicator is how much you roast a week!  If you roast 1lb a
week, you've only put 20ish lb of green or 16-17lb of brown through
your grinder.  If you got it new, you should have a good 60lb left to
put through it before you need to replace those, assuming every 75lb
for espresso grinding and 100# for drip.  If you got it used or
refurb, it depends on who you bought it from.  For me, i found a +2
setting about right for espresso in my Gaggia, so that doesn't sound
too far off.
-F
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4) From: Dean De Crisce
I have had a Rocky since 12/07...so  for about 5 months. I have no idea how many pounds ground...2 portafilters and maybe 2 FP a day. I have noticed that my grind setting is getting lower to give the same grind.
Sometimes I feel that I want to go just a few clicks above where the carriers touch.
How do I know if I need new burs.
Dean De Crisce
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5) From: Barry Luterman
If you do need to change the burrs remember to buy the replacement screws as
well. The screws can be a real pain to remove and they strip easily
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6) From: Coffee
On my Rocky, I got a notch finer about 2 months after it was new.  
Figured it was "settling in". I'm currently at 4 above where the burrs  
touch.
-Peter
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7) From: Kris Bhatti
I can't wait to add my opinions on the improvements from replacing Rocky burrs.  I ordered a set last week and I'm hoping they'll arrive any time now.  I'm not sure how long I've had my Rocky, but I'm thinking it must be 4 or 5 years - yikes!  I changed over to non-espresso grinding with Rocky when I got my Mazzer about 6 months ago.  If it weren't for this list, I would never have even thought of replacing the burrs.  I'm pretty sure I passed that 75-100 lbs ground (all for espresso) mark a LONG time ago.  
Kris Bhatti   
Tustin, CA
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From: Dean De Crisce 
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Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 10:26:00 AM
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] new burrs (again)
I have had a Rocky since 12/07...so  for about 5 months. I have no idea how many pounds ground...2 portafilters and maybe 2 FP a day. I have noticed that my grind setting is getting lower to give the same grind.
Sometimes I feel that I want to go just a few clicks above where the carriers touch.
How do I know if I need new burs.
Dean De Crisce
Sent from a Treo.

8) From: Dean De Crisce
Thanks floyd....i got it  new...and go through about 1.5 lbs/week...you are right, about 20 lbs. But it seems strange to use 2-4 on a grinder that goes to 50. What would you use for turkish?  Just seems odd. 
Dean De Crisce
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9) From: Dean De Crisce
Thanks floyd....i got it  new...and go through about 1.5 lbs/week...you are right, about 20 lbs. But it seems strange to use 2-4 on a grinder that goes to 50. What would you use for turkish?  Just seems odd. 
Dean De Crisce
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10) From: Barry Luterman
Probably needs a good cleaning then use a denture brush. see this for best
cleaning technique on a Rocky:http://www.coffeegeek.com/guides/cleanrockyOn Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 8:31 AM, Dean De Crisce 
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11) From: Bill Allison
OK, I bought mine used so guess I need to order some new burrs.  Where?
Bill Allison

12) From: Barry Luterman
Make sure you get the screws with it . Use lock eaze or WD 40 when
attempting to remove the screws.http://www.espressoparts.com/product/MC_41/MC_41__Rancilio_Rocky__MD40__Obel_Bregant_50mm_Espresso_Grinder_Burrs.htmlOn Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 9:33 AM, Bill Allison  wrote:
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13) From: Bill Allison
Thank you.  Done.

14) From: Vicki Smith
Nice burr replacement instructions here: http://coffeetime.wikidot.com/rancilio-rocky-burr-replacementTwigging to the 12 mm socket made a huge difference in the process for me.
v
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15) From: Dean De Crisce
Thanks floyd....i got it  new...and go through about 1.5 lbs/week...you are right, about 20 lbs. But it seems strange to use 2-4 on a grinder that goes to 50. What would you use for turkish?  Just seems odd. 
Dean De Crisce
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