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    Getting out ALL the old coffee in ALL of the Chute?

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    After I have read about doserless grinders containing coffee in the shoot, I decided to check mine on my Compak K3. Sure enough there was about 2 grams. I cleaned it out, but what I noticed is the shoot comes from a downward internal chute. How much coffee is in that downward shoot? How do people overcome this?

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    Re: Getting out ALL the old coffee in ALL of the Chute?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6E676B643D3D3D0A0 link=1334102048/0#0 date=1334102048
    After* I have read about doserless grinders containing coffee in the shoot, I decided to check mine on my Compak K3. Sure enough there was about 2 grams. I cleaned it out, but what I noticed is the shoot comes from a downward internal chute. How much coffee is in that downward shoot? How do people overcome this?
    Often people will just dump the first few seconds of the grind. This flushes out most of the grinds caught in the chute, and then you get the fresh stuff. I personally hate wasting, and make do with a few whacks on the side of the grinder to get as much as possible out. And then give the final chute another bit of a flick to get the grinds from there.

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    Re: Getting out ALL the old coffee in ALL of the Chute?

    Quote Originally Posted by 143126393468500 link=1334102048/1#1 date=1334103541
    I personally hate wasting, and make do with a few whacks on the side of the grinder to get as much as possible out.
    Might be a bit off topic but would "a few whacks" on Rocky bring it out of true zero settings (whatever they may be)?

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    Re: Getting out ALL the old coffee in ALL of the Chute?

    Quote Originally Posted by 636663626A670F0 link=1334102048/2#2 date=1334117025
    Quote Originally Posted by 143126393468500 link=1334102048/1#1 date=1334103541
    I personally hate wasting, and make do with a few whacks on the side of the grinder to get as much as possible out.
    Might be a bit off topic but would "a few whacks" on* Rocky bring it out of true zero settings (whatever they may be)?
    No idea how the Rocky works. But the whacks are fine on the K3.

    Maybe someone else can comment on the Rocky.

    David

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    Re: Getting out ALL the old coffee in ALL of the Chute?

    As long as you are banging on the side of the grinder and not on the hopper, then Rocky should be fine--at least mine was.

    The idea, of course, is to free the stuck grinds--not bend the grinder casing--so sharp raps are the go.

    This can be done after grinding, to get the last grinds into the basket, and before the next grind, to clear out any grinds that have loosened in the interim.

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