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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2011, 12:22pm
Subject: Rancilio Rocky Grind Settings
 

I need a guide to the grind settings for the Rocky. For example: something like 1 - 10 espresso, 10 - 20 drip, etc. I tried dialing in a pour-over grind for my Hario, but there's so many settings to choose from that I got lost. I also tried dialing in a press pot grind, but I don't think it can grind coarse enough. Can anyone help?

I'm currently using the Rocky for drip and press because my Virtuoso is in for repairs, otherwise I'd use it.

 
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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2011, 1:01pm
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After having zero'd out my rocky, I usually grind in the 7-9 range for espresso depending on the freshness of my coffee. For cold brew/french press I typically just dial to somewhere around 20, my french press isn't that picky (and neither am I). As long as you're not grinding too fine for your press's filter, you're good to go.
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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2011, 1:08pm
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Wow, a 20? That's pretty fine on my machine. I guess it's not fine enough to go through the filter. I'll try it for both press and pour.

 
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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2011, 7:53pm
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My Rocky zeros at 1 .I grind for espresso at about 5 or 6.Drip is 40,french press probably would be about 51..Im sure that a lot of coffee geeks grind way to fine for drip.But hey ,this is coffee geek...
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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2011, 9:08pm
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Your Rocky is only 1 setting off from mine. Mine burr-touches at 0, and my espresso grind is at 4. Thanks for the input on drip and press, though.

 
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Posted Fri Apr 8, 2011, 3:04pm
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I just got my Rocky, which I am using exclusively for brewed coffee methods. I came across the advice somewhere that 20-30 was good for drip and 30-40 for press on the Rocky. After a few days of experimenting this seems about right to me. At 30 larger batch drip was somewhat weak and small batch pourover was extremely underextracted. 25 is working better for me. My Rocky grinds quite coarse, no problem getting a press grind.

I haven't found my Hario V60 grind yet. Maybe tomorrow...
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