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Topic: grinds left behind in a Rocky (15 msgs / 275 lines)
1) From: Rich Adams
I recommended a Rocky to my co-worker and he bought a new one.  He is now 
complaining of the amount of grinds left behind.  What device can assist in 
this?  Some sort of click clack thing that blows air or something?? Any 
links would be cool too.
Thanks!
Respectfully,
Rich Adams
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2) From: Allon Stern
On Jun 25, 2009, at 4:17 PM, Rich Adams wrote:
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Don't know about the Rocky, but I have a similar issue with my RR45.
I dose the beans before grinding; put them in the throat, put the  
small end of a cheap aluminum tamper in the throat of the grinder (it  
is blocked by the carrier from interfering with the burrs) and grind;  
then I remove the tamper, and (with the grinder running) carefully  
brush the bean bits from the non-moving parts in the throat using a  
cheap basting brush (essentially a paintbrush); then turn the grinder  
off, open the doser, brush out the exit chute as much as I can, turn  
the grinder back on, which ejects most of the remaining grinds, then  
off again, dose, level, tamp, pull, enjoy.
Seems like a lot of steps, but it really goes fast. And it isn't  
necessary except on the last shot in a series (though the first shot  
will need a few more beans to account for what's left, and the last  
shot a couple fewer)
-
allon
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3) From: g paris
Rich:
are you talking about the Rocky Espresso machine?
maybe his grind is too fine, maybe he simply needs to adjust and play with
it more. where are thess grinds being left?
curious in the mountains!!
ginny
On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 1:17 PM, Rich Adams  wrote:
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4) From: Barry Luterman
I think this is what you are looking for.http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId‚22On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 10:24 AM, Allon Stern  wrote:
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5) From: Yakster
I don't have that kind of grinder, but I just saw two containers with
click clack lids at the thrift store (while buying a SS tumbler for my
travel kit for use with immersion heater).
-Chris
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6) From: miKe mcKoffee
Show me a grinder that doesn't leave grinds in the exit channel and I'll be
looking at a Versalab. Off the top of my head don't know of any other
grinder that can say the same. 
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7) From: Rich Adams
Ginny, Hi, I'm talking about the grinder, I thought there was some thing 
people were using to blow the grinds out.  Something that was pressed.
Rich

8) From: Bill S.
Ditto for me on Allon's method, on my Mazzer Mini electronic / doserless..
instead of a small brush, I use a dedicated bulb-type ear syringe that I
bought from CVC for a few bucks.. It lets me blow air into the grinder and
effectively clears most grinds.
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9) From: Mark Osborne
I find, even with a brush, my SJ will spit out more grounds, post
brush, when the power is turned back on.
I will try the bulb syringe, sounds like a good tip.
Oh, and brushing with the grinder on has resulted in occasional FM in
my grounds.....
Mark
Graton Ca
On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 8:56 AM, Bill S. wrote:
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10) From: Dean De Crisce
I signed up to post pictures of my solution to this, but it has been
approved yet. So, I am unable to post pics.
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cut correctly, the original cap fits inside tthe cut top portion. The
plunger sits right into the hopper. I think it looks quite natural (I will
post the pics when I can).
After grinding, i push down on the top of the plunger a few times and
basically all grinds get blown out without a problem.
Dean De Crisce
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11) From: Barry Luterman
Personally, I think the Click Clack lid looks better. Just a thought
but your solution however, may improve the taste of Kopi Luwak
On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 7:16 AM, Dean De Crisce wrote:
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12) From: Dean De Crisce
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13) From: Bob Holland
The "clik/clak" lid from Bed Bath and Beyond (and others)is about the
simplest fix coupled with a small brush (if you have the doser model that
is). Using this method I have almost nothing (<1/2gr) left behind.
Bob
Dexter, Oregon
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14) From: Angelo
I have a Rocky doserless and have tried every method of getting the 
grinds out of the chute. The first was using a basting brush. I 
notice, however, that my brush was getting shorter and shorter. I 
realized I was brewing some part of the bristles with my coffee.
I next tried the various "blowing" devices. I used the Click-Clack, 
the Eggstractor, a bicycle pump and a small drain pump.
They all work, but I decided to work with a ear syringe/small drain 
pumper combo. The ear syringe to push the beans that get hung up on 
the ridges of the burr holder into the burrs. Then a couple of pumps 
with the drain cleaner to get the grounds out of the chute. It sounds 
like a lot of work, but it only takes about 15 seconds...
Angelo
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15) From: Seth Grandeau
I have the doserless Rocky and use the Click Clack lid.  Added benefit...the
plastic base to the click clack is the perfect size to fit under the shoot,
when I remove the porta-filter holder.  So, when I grinding for coffee, no
more dust and chaff around the machine, it all goes into the Click Clack
base.  And teh porta-filter holder is very easy to re-attach when I am
grinding for espresso.
On Sat, Jun 27, 2009 at 2:36 PM, Angelo  wrote:
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