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Date: 05 Jan 2007 18:10:58
From:
Subject: Rocky grinder setting for Silvia
Anyone know at what setting to start with, I have heard # from 7-4





 
Date: 06 Jan 2007 13:31:33
From:
Subject: Re: boiler freeze in silvia
Lloyed like the cheap vodka idea, what you don;t use you can finsih off
Lloyd Parsons wrote:
> In article <1168104254.041524.7040@q40g2000cwq.googlegroups.com>,
> "daveb" <davebobblane@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > YOU MUST empty the boiler fully if there is even a chance of freezing.
> >
> > to do this:
> >
> > take out the white water tank.
> > go to a place where a stream of water will not be a problem.
> > plug the machine in
> > open the steam valve FULLY
> > invert the machine
> > turn on the main power switch and the left side center switch
> > the pump will bring in air and GRAVITY will drain the boiler out the
> > steam wand.
> >
> > shut it off and you are done
> > Only a teaspoon or 2 will remain which is harmless.
> >
> > IF THE BOILER CONTAINS MUCH WATER AT ALL -- AND IT FREEZES -- IT WILL
> > DAMAGE THE BOILER AND / OR BREWHEAD. NOT something you want to happen!
> >
> > I know -- I've repaired such damage several times.
> >
> > ALL Silvias and Gaggias -- every other machine -- that leaves here gets
> > fully drained from November to April
> >
> >
> > Dave
> > 204
> > 877 286 2833
>
> Filling with cheap vodka works too... ;-)



 
Date: 06 Jan 2007 12:37:46
From: daveb
Subject: Re: boiler freeze in silvia
and has other salubrious effects as well.

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Date: 06 Jan 2007 09:24:14
From: daveb
Subject: Re: boiler freeze in silvia
YOU MUST empty the boiler fully if there is even a chance of freezing.

to do this:

take out the white water tank.
go to a place where a stream of water will not be a problem.
plug the machine in
open the steam valve FULLY
invert the machine
turn on the main power switch and the left side center switch
the pump will bring in air and GRAVITY will drain the boiler out the
steam wand.

shut it off and you are done
Only a teaspoon or 2 will remain which is harmless.

IF THE BOILER CONTAINS MUCH WATER AT ALL -- AND IT FREEZES -- IT WILL
DAMAGE THE BOILER AND / OR BREWHEAD. NOT something you want to happen!

I know -- I've repaired such damage several times.

ALL Silvias and Gaggias -- every other machine -- that leaves here gets
fully drained from November to April


Dave
204
877 286 2833



  
Date: 06 Jan 2007 11:54:08
From: Lloyd Parsons
Subject: Re: boiler freeze in silvia
In article <1168104254.041524.7040@q40g2000cwq.googlegroups.com >,
"daveb" <davebobblane@gmail.com > wrote:

> YOU MUST empty the boiler fully if there is even a chance of freezing.
>
> to do this:
>
> take out the white water tank.
> go to a place where a stream of water will not be a problem.
> plug the machine in
> open the steam valve FULLY
> invert the machine
> turn on the main power switch and the left side center switch
> the pump will bring in air and GRAVITY will drain the boiler out the
> steam wand.
>
> shut it off and you are done
> Only a teaspoon or 2 will remain which is harmless.
>
> IF THE BOILER CONTAINS MUCH WATER AT ALL -- AND IT FREEZES -- IT WILL
> DAMAGE THE BOILER AND / OR BREWHEAD. NOT something you want to happen!
>
> I know -- I've repaired such damage several times.
>
> ALL Silvias and Gaggias -- every other machine -- that leaves here gets
> fully drained from November to April
>
>
> Dave
> 204
> 877 286 2833

Filling with cheap vodka works too... ;-)


 
Date: 06 Jan 2007 07:54:34
From:
Subject: Re: Rocky grinder setting for Silvia
Again Randy thanks your suggestions are always right on..BTW Randy what
would be the best method of storing youe Silvia for some time 6
mon-year in climate control and non-climate control invironment
Randy G. wrote:
> sborczak@gmail.com wrote:
>
> >Anyone know at what setting to start with, I have heard # from 7-4
> >
> And you will continue to do so.. And when you change the burrs it very
> well may change again. The numbers are relative only to your grinder.
> With the grinder OFF, hold down the adjustment lock button and adjust
> it to a finer setting until the hopper stops. Go about 13-14 clicks
> coarser from there and that should be a good start. if it is a new
> grinder that setting will change over the first week or two as the
> grinder seats in.
>
>
> Randy "grinds fine" G.
> http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com



  
Date: 06 Jan 2007 09:04:24
From: Randy G.
Subject: Re: Rocky grinder setting for Silvia
sborczak@gmail.com wrote:

>Again Randy thanks your suggestions are always right on..BTW Randy what
>would be the best method of storing youe Silvia for some time 6
>mon-year in climate control and non-climate control invironment

If storing the machine it is only important to be sure that it will
not be subjected to freezing temperatures. Since it is difficult to
get all the water out of the boiler, having it as full as possible
would be my choice. Use distilled or reverse-osmosis water and run one
or two tank-fulls through to remove any mineral-bearing water, then
empty the water reservoir and wipe it dry. That way you remove any
source of life or minerals at the same time. Then you can run the pump
for about ___two or three seconds___ (no more) to pull the water out
of the feed tube. I would also close off the two tubes in the water
tank so that no animicules find those as an entrance.

If it might be subjected to freezing it becomes an entirely different
matter, and more complicated....


Randy "STORE IT!? Take it with you!!!" G.
http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com




 
Date: 05 Jan 2007 21:12:40
From: Randy G.
Subject: Re: Rocky grinder setting for Silvia
sborczak@gmail.com wrote:

>Anyone know at what setting to start with, I have heard # from 7-4
>
And you will continue to do so.. And when you change the burrs it very
well may change again. The numbers are relative only to your grinder.
With the grinder OFF, hold down the adjustment lock button and adjust
it to a finer setting until the hopper stops. Go about 13-14 clicks
coarser from there and that should be a good start. if it is a new
grinder that setting will change over the first week or two as the
grinder seats in.


Randy "grinds fine" G.
http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com





 
Date: 05 Jan 2007 18:32:19
From: LF
Subject: Re: Rocky grinder setting for Silvia


On Jan 5, 9:10 pm, sborc...@gmail.com shyly inquired:
> Anyone know at what setting to start with, I have heard # from 7-4

Sounds about right. 5 is where I start if I just cleaned the grinder,
of if I have new beans. As you probably know, adjust the grind so you
get a shot (probably a double) in 25 to 30 seconds. A bathroom scale
is great for measuring your tamp (25# to 30# will work), so that you
can keep it constant.

Best,
Larry



 
Date: 06 Jan 2007 13:31:59
From: Rusty
Subject: Re: Rocky grinder setting for Silvia

<sborczak@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1168049458.073401.131180@v33g2000cwv.googlegroups.com...
> Anyone know at what setting to start with, I have heard # from 7-4
>

The raw numbers mean nothing. They are relative to your Rocky and your
Silvia (which will be different to mine). The setting is also affected by
the relative humidity and your tamping technique, not to mention the beans
and your brewing temperature.

The numbers you suggest may be a good starting point, but only trial and
error will tell.

A good rule of thumb is that changing the setting by one will affect the
shot time by app 2 seconds.

Experiment..........
Ken Russell