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Posted Fri Oct 11, 2013, 5:52pm
Subject: Trouble in rocky-land

Lets get this out of the way - I'm new to this and I mean really new.  I've only learned what I could glean from this forum in the last few months and do my best to apply it week to week.  My coffee isnt great but its bearable and getting better by the day.  Unfortunately that learning process has stopped abruptly as my grinder is inoperable.    

Something this forum has taught me is a that regular cleaning of the coffee paraphernalia is not only recommended but essential.  So, after finding some downtime in the week I set aside to strip down first, my Silvia and then the Rocky.  As a novice, I decided only to take the Rocky down to the top burr as many have noted the special tools and time required.  Armed with my air duster and a flotilla of whiskered tools, I began.  A short 30 minutes later I had a nearly new looking grinder - burrs and all.  Kicking myself for not pulling a shot before doing this, I was excited to get things back together and drop a shot with my newly clean equipment.  But - trouble in paradise!  What I once complained about as being too fine at the 15 setting was now too coarse at the 0 (zero) setting.  Oh my!  

Immediately blaming myself, I stripped down the rocky again and realigned the burrs and the hopper.  No joy. I'm left disappointed and in crema withdrawal.  Worried I might take a wrench to my grinder and do something stupid in the haste of it, I choose to instead cool down.  Fast forward a week - I've let my machine hibernate now for nearly a fortnight while I subsist on shots from the local grind and pull.  Armed with a thirst and a sense of confidence only a rat in a maze can sympathize with, I drop in more beans and press the toggle on Rocky expecting a different result.  Nope.  I turn the hopper a full rotation and then back to zero - COARSE again!  

Ack.  I strip it down and inspect the burrs again, this time fully unscrewing the top burr and rescrewing making sure there are no grinds stuck in the threads.  Nothing.  I'm still without a grinder.  I've tried multiple beans that have all produced good results in the past and no luck.  What am I missing?  This is a simple machine and I cant get fine grids.  HELP!

TL;DR - I disassembled my rocky - now, I cant get my grinds fine enough.
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