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    IS MY ROCKY A DUD?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I just purchased one...nice bit of kit. Also bought the standard euro size baskets to fit the PF - smaller than the original which is way to big - see Alan Frews article.

    I told the guy at the coffee shop that I had the Sunbeam twin TB and he suggested setting the grinder on level 13 to start with - did that and tamped hard - looked way to rough to me. Sure enough massive under extraction both visually and on the pressure guage. No crema and bitter.

    Ok...half a KG of beans later...down to the second finest setting - great. Middle of yellow on pressure guage...correct time - ie 25 seconds to a bit of blonding and good crema - about 4mm on top. I then went for level 1 and same tamp...did not comletely stall the machine by any means but took too long to extract...still very brown after 25 seconds and slow...slow particularly at commencment of poor. In all cases I used the same dose and tamp. I am happy with the results, but concerned that I am on level 2!! Is that normal?

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    Re: IS MY ROCKY A DUD?

    By second finest setting do you mean two settings above your true zero point or two settings above zero? The label on most Rockys is more or less useless, so the point where your burrs touch might well be -8 or something.

    As for the sunbeam pressure gauge; I wouldnt put too much reliance on it. Go by taste and time instead. I remember a friend of mine saying that it needed to be in the red for him.

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    Luca

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    Re: IS MY ROCKY A DUD?

    THanks mate - yep taste is good. Its the second point above zero and about 3 above true zero



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