[Homeroast] Rancilio setting for french press coffee?

Dean De Crisce decrisce.md at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 15:49:02 CST 2010

Yes. I use general 30 for 3 min. But true zero is 5, therefore it is really
25. Sounds about right.


On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 4:25 PM, Frank Parth <fparth at mac.com> wrote:

> 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
>  I have one of these babies:
>> http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.rancilio-rocky.php
>>  and 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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