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el_cabong
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Espresso: Quickmill Vetrano
Grinder: Mazzer Mini,  Rocky
Vac Pot: Hario Deco, Cory ACB-2
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Roaster: HWP, HG/CIB, SC/CO
Posted Fri Jan 28, 2005, 4:28pm
Subject: Re: Flushing Rocky (Part II)
 

merge03 Said:

So then, how often should the Rocky be cleaned?

Are there any other modifications or tips for an owner of this machine?

Is there a non-destructive method for determining the zero point?

Posted January 28, 2005 link


I like clonegt's mod here.

As for finding the zero point, the standard method is not really distructive. If you carefully adjust the grind finer until the burrs barely touch it's only the outer edge of the burrs that touch, and no damage is done.

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Espresso: Solis SL-70
Grinder: Macap M 4, Rocky,...
Vac Pot: Bodum Santos, Nicro
Drip: pour over, Chemex, FR Press,...
Roaster: RK Drum, I-roast, manual...
Posted Fri Jan 28, 2005, 4:33pm
Subject: Re: Flushing Rocky (Part II)
 

merge03 Said:

So then, how often should the Rocky be cleaned?

Are there any other modifications or tips for an owner of this machine?

Posted January 28, 2005 link

I clean mine weekly maybe,  I removed the finger guard, put the screws back in.  That makes vaccuming easy.  Also use the ClickClack mod that is discussed in this thread. Get the .6 liter, if it fits loosely, wrap a piece of duc tape around it.  Pludge it a couple of times and the spent grinds will come flying out.  Once a month, depending on use, run some Minute Rice through it (not regular Rice!).  This cleans out the oils and vac.  No problem.

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Espresso: PID/PressureMod 2001...
Grinder: BUNN FPG-2 DBC, Baratza...
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Posted Fri Jan 28, 2005, 4:45pm
Subject: Re: Flushing Rocky (Part II)
 

el_cabong Said:

As for finding the zero point, the standard method is not really distructive. If you carefully adjust the grind finer until the burrs barely touch it's only the outer edge of the burrs that touch, and no damage is done.


Yeah, like this I've posted before..

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Espresso: ECM Botticelli II, Bialetti...
Grinder: Baratza Virtuoso, Zass 169DG
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Drip: Presto Scandi
Roaster: Hottop & I-Roast
Posted Fri Jan 28, 2005, 8:07pm
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sdw Said:

We could only find the 0.7L and it fits loosely in my Rocky.
Oh well...

Posted January 27, 2005 link

Yep... I was disappointed too.  My lid fits loosely, and plunging only freed up a small amount of grind.  After plunging, I removed the chute and managed to free up about two teaspoons of old grind.  The rubber piece just behind the chute was 75% clogged.  This is such a nuisance because I only use the grinder on weekends and I am not willingly to clean it out every week.  I am seriously considering selling Rocky and maybe even my ECM Botticelli !!!
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Espresso: Brewtus II
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Roaster: GeneCafe
Posted Sat Jan 29, 2005, 10:33pm
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OK, I think I found the problem.  Below is a photo comparing my ClickClack (RIGHT) versus my friend's (LEFT). The lid on the RIGHT is what I'm using (fits tightly on Rocky). Lid on the LEFT is also a ClickClack. Looks like there are 2 designs. As you can see, the LEFT one is smaller (diameter's a few mm less). That's the reason some people find that their ClickClack fit loosely on Rocky's hopper.

Get the one on the RIGHT. Part numbers can be found under the containers, the RIGHT starts with "2010", while the LEFT begins with "3010". Hope it helps.

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Grinder: Macap M 4, Rocky,...
Vac Pot: Bodum Santos, Nicro
Drip: pour over, Chemex, FR Press,...
Roaster: RK Drum, I-roast, manual...
Posted Sun Jan 30, 2005, 4:44am
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CoffeeMe Said:

OK, I think I found the problem.  Below is a photo comparing my ClickClack (RIGHT) versus my friend's (LEFT). The lid on the RIGHT is what I'm using (fits tightly on Rocky). Lid on the LEFT is also a ClickClack. Looks like there are 2 designs. As you can see, the LEFT one is smaller (diameter's a few mm less). That's the reason some people find that their ClickClack fit loosely on Rocky's hopper.

Get the one on the RIGHT. By the way, I can't find the part number of the lids, but if I look under the containers, part number for the RIGHT is "2010", while the LEFT is "3010". Hope it helps.

Posted January 29, 2005 link

Thank you.  Unfortunately, I have the loose fitting one, however, a wrap of duc tape solved the problem.  Even when it was loose, if you just pumped a few times you got everything out.  This is a great mod!

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Roaster: Refurb Behmor 1600, BBQ...
Posted Sun Jan 30, 2005, 3:39pm
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Andre, this was after about 1 month of grinding! You can see all the impacted coffee gunk on the sweepers!! I know you have a Mazzer Mini now, but the accumulation is there all the same.

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Drip: Behmor BraZen, BUNN VPR-APS,...
Roaster: Refurb Behmor 1600, BBQ...
Posted Sun Jan 30, 2005, 3:40pm
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Unretouched pic of coffee grinds under the bottom burr & the lower burr mount base underneath the burr.

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Roaster: Refurb Behmor 1600, BBQ...
Posted Sun Jan 30, 2005, 3:41pm
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All clean now. {:-)

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Roaster: Refurb Behmor 1600, BBQ...
Posted Sun Jan 30, 2005, 3:42pm
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Clean your grinder man! {:-/ {:-D

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