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Topic: Revived Rocky (32 lines)
1) From: TFisher511
With all the correspondence about the Solis grinders getting dull burrs, I 
had been noticing a lot more powder the past several weeks with mine. I have 
a Rocky that I kept in the garage because the Solis is more kitchen counter 
friendly than the Rocky. Last night before retiring I decided to make the 
switch.
This morning I used the Rocky for my coffee for the first time in several 
months. I would roast and grind for friends on my roasting bench in the 
garage, but ground all my beans in the Solis immediately before brewing (or 
whatever) in the kitchen. 
My Tanzanian Southern Peaberry today was the raunchiest, most gadawful 
tasting cup of coffee I can remember. I would have gladly shelled out $3 for 
a $bucks easy. Stale (terrible understatement), longest lasting horrible 
aftertaste you can imagine. It was a remarkably bad coffee day today! Now I 
wonder if my friends had taste that bad or are just very, very good friends.
Walked in the door from work and went straight to the Rocky. Took it apart, 
removed the burrs and cleaned everything. There was what seemed a quarter 
pound of gunk and stale coffee grounds everywhere. There was stale coffee in 
every little nook and cranny in that grinder, and a lot more hiding places 
than I would have imagined. It is clean now, and tomorrow will be the true 
test.
I have learned that with the Rocky, it must be disassembled and cleaned on 
somewhat of a regular basis or the flavor of the coffee will deteriorate 
significantly. Lack of cleanliness = bad coffee. I learned that lesson the 
hard way today.
Terry F
Tomorrow should be a beautiful coffee day in Tampa Bay
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