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    Rocky - what to do straight out of the box?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Trawling through the many posts on finding true zero on the rocky, Im a bit confused...
    What am I supposed to do when the Rocky arrives on my doorstep and I take it out of the box?

    Am I supposed to find the true zero or some other "priming" thing before i start using it? Would it be harmful to "just take it out of the box and start grinding beans"?

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    Re: Rocky - what to do straight out of the box?

    Finding the "true zero" is utterly irrelevant to finding the right grind setting for your espresso machine. However, it only takes a second. Just depress the locking mechanism and rotate the hopper to get the burrs as close together as you can. That way you know at which number your burrs touch ... which is information that I never really found particularly interesting or important.

    What is important is having plenty of coffee on hand so that you can dial the grinder in properly.

    Cheers,

    Luca

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    Re: Rocky - what to do straight out of the box?

    Well if you want to tweak it heres a few tips.
    Beans fall into the 3 finger guard holes, cut down ear plugs fill the holes nicely. Replace the lid with one off a "Click Clack" canister you then just give it a couple of pumps and chuff out the left over grinds, works great but you need the right size. If you have play in the burr carrier the distributor will probably say it is within tolerance so just wrap some teflon tape around the thread.

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    Re: Rocky - what to do straight out of the box?

    Quote Originally Posted by luca link=1190091895/0#1 date=1190097453
    That way you know at which number your burrs touch ... which is information that I never really found particularly interesting or important.
    Not relevant when grinding day to day, but necessary prior to removing the upper assembly to ensure correct indexing when re-assembling after 6-monthly clean-ups,

    Mal.



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