[Homeroast] Rocky Burrs
ldorman at gmail.com
Sun Apr 21 00:23:27 CDT 2013
No, I didn't have any problems withe screws at all. I even bought extra
screws because Espresso Parts indicated they were soft and that a lot of
people destroy them taking them off. I have professional grade
screwdrivers and lots of knowledge using them, so I had that going for me.
:) (Tangent.. if you ever need screwdrivers, diagonal cutters, etc. then
seriously consider Klein tools. They're made for electricians and they're
incredibly hard to beat.)
Following my last post, I went ahead and challenged my belief that I had
the zero point set properly. I set the index to zero as-is and then
removed the hopper, turned it counter-clockwise a third of a turn and put
it back in place. This left the index at 30. I then turned on the grinder
and very slowly started heading towards zero... I was rather surprised to
make it all the way to 21 before the burrs started lightly rubbing! So...
it would seem that I hadn't set zero as well as I had thought. I set it on
23 and did a shot and it very nearly choked the machine. I suspect that 25
will be my new ideal index for espresso. Live and learn, I suppose...
Thanks for your response!
On Sat, Apr 20, 2013 at 11:13 PM, Barry Luterman <lutermanb at gmail.com>wrote:
> Did you have much trouble getting the bottom burr off the brass carrier.The
> brass has been known to bend if a lot of care is not used in removing the
> bottom burr
> On Sat, Apr 20, 2013 at 9:02 PM, Larry Dorman <ldorman at gmail.com> wrote:
> > So... Friday the new burrs for my Rocky came in from Espresso Parts.
> > Since that time, I can't get a good shot to save my life. Boo!
> > I'm using the same espresso machine (Quickmill Andreja Premium), tamper,
> > process, etc. that I've been using for a little over a year. I'm also
> > using the same batch of beans that I've had zero problems with prior to
> > changing the burrs.
> > I've tried grinder finer (all the way to what I have set as zero) and
> > coarser (up to 5). I've tried tamping lighter and harder. I've tried
> > filling the basket (a double) more and less full.
> > I'm stumped. This is good ol' fashioned Monkey Blend which I have tons
> > experience.
> > I've taken my Rocky apart before for thorough cleanings, so I'm familiar
> > with how to set zero.
> > Any ideas? I just took the brass carrier out, did another cleaning, and
> > reset to zero just in case I had a brain fart Friday.
> > Thanks for any thoughts...
> > LarryD
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