[Homeroast] Rancilio Grinder issue

James Quentin jamesaquentin at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 25 18:04:59 CST 2012

I understand your frustration.  I also recently purchased a used Rocky and replaced the burrs as you did.  I started noticing that very little coffee was
actually being produced through the chute.  I believe the problem was the flow of beans from the hopper to the burrs, not within the
burrs or the Rocky's ability to propel the coffee out through the chute.  When I pour in the beans for grinding now, I now shake or stir them,
even sometimes applying slight pressure from above with my hand to get the beans moving into the burrs. Make sure the channels where they
flow from the hopper are full before starting.  Sometimes gravity doesn't seem to do the
job properly.  The size of the beans seems to make a difference also, with larger beans seemingly not working as well. My experience now is that once
the beans get moving, they almost pull more down with them, and it works well.
I think the Rancillio Rocky is a great grinder, and it's worth the small inconveniences that might come with it.
I'm not a coffee grinding expert, but I hope my similar experience at least lets you know you're not alone in this one.
Buena Suerte!

 From: Silas Coelho <silascoelho1 at gmail.com>
To: Homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com 
Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2012 2:29 PM
Subject: [Homeroast] Rancilio Grinder issue
I've replace my  Rancilio Rocky  burrs, and cleaned inside  with a vacuum
cleaner plus a tootbrush. The problem is that after several
assembly/disasembly (I mean more than a dozen times!!!) when I put
everything back again, the coffee does not get out as it should, specially
when is adjusted to fine grind (I do expresso most of time).

I also tried to (without the top plastic hopper) put my hands on the top
of upper blade (dangerous!!) to see if I could get any coffee out, but
nothing except when is very, very coarse (almost grained).

Seems to be a very simple mechanism to 'repel ' the grind coffee from
inside (just 3 bars on the side of the lower burr will make the job), but
for some strange reason is not working.

Any thoughts?


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