[Homeroast] Rocky Burrs

Barry Luterman lutermanb at gmail.com
Sun Apr 21 00:50:59 CDT 2013


Had to be that  was my next suggestion




On Sat, Apr 20, 2013 at 10:23 PM, Larry Dorman <ldorman at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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!
>
> LarryD
>
>
> 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.
> >  Yay!
> > >
> > > 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
> > of
> > > 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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