This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Thank you all that were interested in the Rocky grinder Considering the interest in it I probably should have asked more $$. I went the route of least effort and sold it to a list member who's son lives in my area so I did not have to pack and ship. Miss it already but expect that the Rossi will last me a couple lifetimes or until the racket it makes drives me around the bend. thanx RayK
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. As new Rocky owner I am experiencing great espresso. However, for = regular coffee in my Bodum Santos Vac pot with a Cory rod I am = experiencing some stalling problems when using dark oily beans. My Rocky = has a null point (point at which the gears touch) of -4. I am grinding = at 20 for espresso and 45 for Vac pot. Does this seem right?
Both numbers are much higher than I use with Rocky. I'm usually around +6 to 9 above zeroed for espresso. However, I don't roast to "oily dark" which would take a coarser grind. +24 seems way coarse for shots but if it's working for you what the heck. Vac wise I don't use one with glass filter rod, just Bodum Santos eVac(s) and Royal Balance. Both I grind about +22. Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc.http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm
OK Mike I experimented at +22 got a horrible stall and grounds in the pot. at +34 no stall. Perhaps because my Rocky isn't broken in yet the burs haven't worn down any and +34 is what I need. The coffee did not taste bitter and over extracted at +34 if anything maybe a little weak. Will keep experimenting. I do find that by adding my grounds after some water has traveled north does help in avoiding stalling.
On Nov 7, 2004, at 4:52pm, Barry Luterman wrote: <Snip> When are you putting the funnel on the Santos? Vac pots tend to work best if you put the funnel on after you start to see water vapor escaping from the bowl, with all the grounds already in the funnel. Also, if you got grounds in the bowl the rod may have popped up when the last of the water went up into the funnel. I'm not sure about this, but you might try lowering the heat a bit as the water starts moving up into the funnel and then lowering it more once the water has finished rising. This works well with other filters but I'm not sure if it will stop rod popping. Another thing you might want to consider is getting a Hario cloth filter and using that instead of the glass rod. (The Hario filter fits better than the Yama in the Santos because of the funnel tube length.) While not impossible, it's very difficult to stall a cloth filter. Of course, dark, oily beans ground too finely would be the way to do it. John Blumel
Barry, I grind MUCH more course for vacuum than for anything. I even go a tad larger than for drip. I went through a lot of stalls coming to grips with this. Somebody (nameless to protect them) suggested I get some commercial coffee and run it through the vacuum and voila! it worked. So I set my grind accordingly. Further if you are dark oily - you really, really, really want to make sure there is NO chaff left in the beans - it forms a dam in about 3 seconds. John - enjoying La Berlina and wondering why I drink anything else On Sun, 7 Nov 2004 07:36:48 -1000, Barry Luterman wrote: <Snip>
Im new to this convo but I have a rockey w doser and my setting is around 12 for espresso +/- 2 depending on weather, roast and things.... and 30-40 for french press and or drip.... that seems VERY off...even though I know many of the rockys can vary as how much time was spend dialing in the settings at factory which IS pre tested and they even have some grounds left in them from that test.... i cant imagine anyone has an espresso setting at +22! maybe it has been taken apart and not dialed in correctly when re assembled... how high past the highest mark can you go? Dennis Parham On Nov 7, 2004, at 3:52 PM, Barry Luterman wrote: <Snip>
Dennis, There were a bunch of Rockeys sent out with mismatched threads on the upper burr carrier. It resulted in a wobbly contact. This may be the reason for the discrepancies. Then again, maybe not. If this IS the case, and the unit is under warrantee, the burr carrier should be replaced. If not under warrantee, one could use Teflon tape around the thread..... I bought 2 Rocky doserless, one was ok and the other had to have the carrier replaced.... Ciao, Angelo <Snip>
I agree.... mine has been perfect....accept I want a Mazzer Mini or Jolly... I want the micro adjustment. as for now... my Rocky is RIGHT ON! hehe I figured that the setting of +22 for espresso for Mike seemed a little high... Dennis Parham On Nov 8, 2004, at 9:46 AM, Angelo wrote: <Snip>
Read what I said again. I said usually around +6 to 9 for espresso shots, +22 for eVac and Balance Brewer. Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc.http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm
oops Mike.... I could not remember who sent the message about their setting being off like that.... its that "before Coffee Morning" thing...hehee Dennis Parham On Nov 8, 2004, at 11:43 AM, miKe mcKoffee wrote: <Snip>
Ok you guys were a great help. I now have the Rocky set at +22 from the null (as per Mike's suggestion). I brewed as per John's suggestion. That is reducing the heat to the pot so the rod didn't pop violently. I am now enjoying an outstanding cup of Kenya Kora Peaberry. Also I ordered a Hario cloth filter today. Thanks to all Rocky has found a new home.
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Weird accident. Put my PF on the fork. The pf slipped and snapped the = plastic spout on my dosserless Rocky. It was just a light tap but it = must have been at the right angle. Just called espresso parts and they = don't stock them. He will call Rancillio tomorrow and see if they can = get one. I am grieving. Has this happened to anyone else? Any = suggestions if a replacement can't be found?
Barry Luterman wrote: <Snip> use it without it. I do. makes it easier to clean out the chute hang -- There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
Doesn't the coffee shoot out straight without the spout?
Only if you try to pour 10 cups through at the same time as grinding (like a Cuisinart) Brett On 1/30/06, Barry Luterman wrote: <Snip> ust <Snip> t <Snip> e. <Snip> at <Snip> be <Snip> ribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast __]_ _(( )_ Please don't spill the coffee!
Barry Luterman wrote: <Snip> nope. done it this way for years. pull out the bean guard on top, and you can brush any pieces left into the grinder. FYI, the throat (and just a bit above) holds about 15 gr. <Snip> -- There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. sorry for the late post, but here's an idea i had while experimenting = trying to decide whether i wanted the doser on or off.http://gba-inc.com/survey/coffeeroasting/chute.htmljohn
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. What got me was the fact that they might have to send to Italy to get = the replacement. Meanwhile. I glued it back together with Gorilla Glue = and it seems to be holding. This whole thing got me to looking at Mazzer = Minis and to make matters more complex I won $300 tonight playing poker. = What to do? What to do?
eBay, Tagex for Mazzer SJ or Major, new OEM Mazzer burrs eBay Phaelon56 $28 or $42. Can easily do for under $300 total. And remind me never to play poker with you!-) miKe From: homeroast-admin [mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Barry Luterman Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 11:38 PM To: homeroast Subject: Re: +Rocky What got me was the fact that they might have to send to Italy to get the replacement. Meanwhile. I glued it back together with Gorilla Glue and it seems to be holding. This whole thing got me to looking at Mazzer Minis and to make matters more complex I won $300 tonight playing poker. What to do? What to do?
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Huh .. are you the Cad who beat me in the Omaha tournament on Paradise = Poker? Dr Jim
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Hey! I just wanted to tell you all that my Rocky came today! Wow impressive. = Thanks so much for all of your help. And, of course, one more = question. I use a Bunn coffee maker - what is a good notch for my = rocky to be in? Thanks again and I think I am in love with my Rocky! Nancy
I'm not as discriminating as some on the list, so you'll probably get some more precise recommendations... at any rate, I set mine to 40 and brew it in both my press pot and the Bunn at work... LarryD On 9/8/06, Nancy Crabtree wrote: <Snip>
sounds way too high. Should be about 20 above the null point
Chad, I bought my Rocky several weeks ago - this group really helped me make my decision. I love it. Absolutely delighted with it. I don't think you will regret it at all. I am very new to all of this and thanks to this list I feel I made the perfect decision. Nancy <Snip>
Thanks to everyone for their help with choosing a grinder. I will be placing my order for a Rocky today. Of course lots of greens and a swiss gold one cup. I will have to thumb through and see what other fun stuff to get. :) Chad