Poas Senior Member Joined: 15 Oct 2011 Posts: 3 Location: Costa Rica Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Gaggia Classic, Dalla Corte... Grinder: Rancilio Silvia
Posted Sun Oct 16, 2011, 2:29pm Subject: Best setting for Rancilio Silvia Rocky Grinder
My Rocky came preset at 10, so I thought that might be a good place to start. So far, however, I have not been completely satisfied with the results. Instead of having me try out all 50+ possibilities, could someone help if they've had previous experience with the Rancilio Silvia Rocky grinder? Any commentary would be very much appreciated.
34acd Senior Member Joined: 19 Dec 2001 Posts: 95 Location: Sierra Nevada Foothills Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Sun Oct 16, 2011, 3:39pm Subject: Re: Best setting for Rancilio Silvia Rocky Grinder
Lots of threads on this subject as well as how to clean a Rocky, change burrs and take out the play in the burr carrier (search on "Rocky tape fix"). All of them good advice and worth reading if you have a Rocky. Basically, to find the right grind on a Rocky:
With the hopper empty of beans and the machine running, hold down the tab on the hopper to adjust it and turn it down slowly until you hear the burrs just beginning to touch. Stop. You have just found your so-called "true zero". It could read anything but is usually somewhere between 10 and -5 depending on how the label was stuck on your hopper. A typical grind setting for espresso will be 4 to 7 notches above this point. Try 4-5 points above "true zero"to start with and go higher or lower until you get a 25-30 shot with your espresso machine.
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