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jhutch
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jhutch
Joined: 1 Jun 2012
Posts: 2
Location: kansas
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: SAECO AROMA
Grinder: ROCKY
Posted Fri Jun 15, 2012, 11:37am
Subject: Newbie
 

I have been reading on here for a while and decided to join.  Taken a lot of advice from the forums here on grinders and machines.  Bought an older Saeco Aroma machine and a Rocky grinder to start off pulling my own shots.  Have really enjoyed experimenting with different coffees.  First coffee tried was Inteligentsia Black Cat Sugar Glider.  I got it dialed in pretty well and was pulling some pretty good shots.  I am now trying Red Bird and really like it.  Looking forward to trying other coffees mentioned on here as well.
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IMAWriter
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IMAWriter
Joined: 4 Jul 2002
Posts: 5,876
Location: Brentwood, TN
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Bezzera Strega
Grinder: Forte, OE Pharos,...
Vac Pot: Adcraft SS, Yama 8 cup
Drip: Brazen, Kalita, Chemex,...
Roaster: Behmor 1600, CO/UFO combo
Posted Fri Jun 15, 2012, 9:36pm
Subject: Re: Newbie
 

Jon, welcome to the CG Forums!

Have you removed the "crema enhancer?" It's also called a pressurized port filter.
If not, you're not getting what most would consider "real" crema. No tamping is needed with the pressurized pf/basket, but will be necessary once you perform some simple surgery on your PF basket.
Or, has it already been done?

Your Rocky, while an old design, can still churn out some good grind. There are a couple of modifications for it that will help with grind consistency.
As I'm lazy and tired tonight, search here or on Google for  "Rocky Modifications" or Rancillio Rocky Modifications.

 
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Joined: 25 Nov 2007
Posts: 7,775
Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Mon Jun 18, 2012, 6:15am
Subject: Re: Newbie
 

Welcome!
Congrats on getting started, that is a big step!
PLEASE feel free to post and ask questions after lurking "for a while" we don't bite...... hard LOL!

 
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Feed the newbs, starve the trolls and above all enjoy what you drink!
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