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Topic: Doserless Rocky? (7 msgs / 111 lines)
1) From: Owen Davies
Thought I'd heard of one, but I can't find it.
Anyone know whether the Rocky is available
in a version more convenient for folks who
drink a whole lot more French press and
vac pot coffee than espresso?  Or could the
doser be removed without damaging the
machine?  Other than that, the no-doser
Innova seems like the best bet, but it sounds
like most folks rate it not as good as the Rocky.
Maybe there are more basic questions here:
How big a PITA is it to use a doser for
setting up a non-espresso coffee maker?
And how much coffee do you wind up leaving
to get stale in the ground-coffee bin?
Thanks.
Owen Davies
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2) From: jim gundlach
On Friday, November 15, 2002, at 08:07 PM, Owen Davies wrote:
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I removed the doser from my Rocky and it is much more convenient.  Some 
people only remove the doser mechanism and leave the shelf like 
structure that holds it sticking out the front.  I went ahead and 
removed the shelf and I like the looks a lot better.  I made a 
temporary chute to deliver the ground coffee in a bit more neat manner 
but I want to make something that is more permanent and looks better 
than the cardboard and electrical tape that I am using now.
Jim Gundlach
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3) From: Rick Farris
Owen asked:
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Not much.
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None.  You don't leave coffee in the hopper.  You leave coffee in your mason
jar.  You measure out how much you want to use this time, place it in the
hopper, and grind it all.  You then operate your doser until nothing comes
out any more.  Not nearly as complicated as typing this.
-- Rick
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4) From: Owen Davies
Rick Farris wrote:
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Er, ah ... (trying to figure out a plausible excuse for not having
thought of that myself)
Sounds like that's the way to go.  I really like Jim's idea of
converting it to a chute machine better, but it's going to be
tough enough to slip a $225 coffee grinder past my wife,
much less spending that much money and then attacking it
with destructive tools.
Thanks, guys.
Owen Davies
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5) From: James Gundlach
Get the grinder,  use it with the doser and after a couple of weeks 
start complaining about the doser, keep complaining about the doser 
until she suggests you take it off.
Jim Gundlach
married for 33 years
On Saturday, November 16, 2002, at 09:37 AM, Owen Davies wrote:
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6) From: TFisher511
Rick,
What you described is the exact routine I perform every weekday morning. Good 
advice and I agree 100%.
Terry F
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7) From: Angelo
One of the leading vendors of the Rocky told me a ways back that he had 
heard of a doserless Rocky in the works...He surmised it would be released 
by Nov. .I haven't heard anymore on this...I, too, am eagerly awaiting 
this. Wondering if they will go to conical burrs?...
Ciao,
Angelo
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