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1) From: Ray Kirkland
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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

2) From: Barry Luterman
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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?

3) From: miKe mcKoffee
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

4) From: Barry Luterman
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.

5) From: John Blumel
On Nov 7, 2004, at 4:52pm, Barry Luterman wrote:
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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

6) From: Wandering John
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
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7) From: Dennis Parham
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:
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8) From: Angelo
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
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9) From: Dennis Parham
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:
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10) From: miKe mcKoffee
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

11) From: Dennis Parham
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:
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12) From: Barry Luterman
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.

13) From: Barry Luterman
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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?

14) From: J.W.Bullfrog
Barry Luterman wrote:
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use it without it.  I do. makes it easier to clean out the chute hang
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There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

15) From: Barry Luterman
Doesn't the coffee shoot out straight without the spout?

16) From: Brett Mason
Only if you try to pour 10 cups through at the same time as grinding
(like a Cuisinart)
Brett
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17) From: J.W.Bullfrog
Barry Luterman wrote:
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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.
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-- 
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.

18) From: john
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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

19) From: Barry Luterman
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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?

20) From: mIke mcKoffee
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?

21) From: Jim Mitchell
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Huh .. are you the Cad who beat me in the Omaha tournament on Paradise =
Poker?
Dr Jim

22) From: Nancy Crabtree
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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

23) From: Larry Dorman
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:
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24) From: Barry Luterman
sounds way too high. Should be about 20 above the null point

25) From: Nancy Crabtree
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
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26) From: cja
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


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