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Topic: Rancilio setting for french press coffee? (9 msgs / 190 lines)
1) From: Jackson Shaw
I have one of these babies: http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.rancilio-rocky.phpand am quite happy with it. I noticed this past weekend while at a 
french cafe in
Long Beach that their grind for french press coffee (Bodum) was more 
granular than what
I normally use. I set my Rancilio at "40" for french press coffee.
I'm curious what others who have a Rancilio and drink their coffee in a 
press
set their Rancilio to? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
TIA,
Jackson
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2) From: decrisce.md
Out of lurk mode for this important question. 
This is a question I have frequently asked myself. I have fluctuated from 25 (using an additional nylon screen) for 2.5 min to 45 using 4 minutes. 
I guess it is personal taste. I would say my average is 30 for 3 min. 
I would love to hear why you use 40, and the steep time. Do you also use a nylon screen-which allows a somewhat finer grind. 
Thanks. Dean. 
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3) From: Coffee Dreams
I started at around 40 with the Rocky, but I've found that 33 does a  
nice job, strong but not sludgy.
Dave
On Jan 7, 2010, at 2:00 PM, Jackson Shaw  wrote:
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4) From: Frank Parth
I'm using 30 and set the timer to steep for 3 minutes, 45 seconds.
When I first got the Rocky I found that the numbers on the tape were offset by about 10. In other words, when therewas 
absolutely zero clearance the scale still read 10.
So I ordered a new tape, removed the old one, and replaced the tape so that zero on the tape really means zero 
clearance. Otherwise you have to specify what the number is above the zero point and that just irritated me. (Sorry to 
be so anal, but all those graduate physics classes beat it into me decades ago.)
Frank
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5) From: Dean De Crisce
Yes. I use general 30 for 3 min. But true zero is 5, therefore it is really
25. Sounds about right.
Dean
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6) From: Jim Anderson
True zero with my new burrs ended up at 10. I am using 48 and vary the seep
time between 3.5 and 4 minutes.
Jim
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7) From: raymanowen
Unfortunately, the individual number setting of a Gzornenblatt grinder has
no correlation with the actual particulate size it generates. The numbers
have meaning only between Gzornenblatt model grinders.
The IMV at FC+ has aged 27 hours, ground at 20 in my Gzornenblatt =  0.0122"
burr separation. Back to the starting grind for espresso shots, the Celtic
Critic's rating was + + Good. She normally despises coffee, so I think I
done good.
Cheers, Mabuhay, Iechyd da -RayO, aka Opa!
It's the grinder.
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8) From: Robert Yoder
Happy New Year, Ray et al,
I learned this as 'Gezornenplatt'.
Happy Roasting!
robert (not Bob, not Newhart)
 
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9) From: raymanowen
Story I heard in HS was that a Psychology Professor at Bradley [Dr. Carlton
Smith] was conducting a test: several lab chimps, each with with
a typewronger, were left to their own devices to see if they would actually
type something intelligent.
One of the grad students came running to Dr. Smith's office, "Dr. Smith, Dr.
Smith, come look! One of the chimps has stopped monkeying around- he's
started typing in earnest!"
At the bottom of one of the typed sheets, it read, "To be or not to be that
is the Gzornenblatt..."
How should I know the chimp knew how to spel?
Cheers, Mabuhay, Iechyd da -RayO, aka Opa!
[One can try to describe a thing by analyzing its component parts, as in the
notes of a musical score like the Cloudburst movement of the Grand Canyon
Suite.The compass of over 30,000 pipes with the aggregate power of nearly a
thousand horses delivers an artistic experience beyond a whole encyclopedia
of words- as in the Midmer-Losh organ at Atlantic City]
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