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Topic: [coffee] Re: +Choosing between the alp or a Hottop (28 lines)
1) From: Rick Farris
Ky writes:
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I'm not so sure about that, Ky.  I have plenty good sight, and I find
that it's easier for me to gaze up into the air and feel my way into the
chaff-tray slot.
As to the chaff issue, it is a real one.  I think the best solution
(other than removing the drum after each roast*) is to use a vacuum
cleaner "crevice cleaner" to slide into the chaff-tray slot.  I had to
cut mine down a little bit, but I've noticed others that look like they
would fit, no problem.
*I used to remove the drum after each roast -- even bought a
fancy-schmancy Dewalt electric screwdriver to aid in the effort.  But
somewhere around the 80- or 90- roast level I managed to slightly
cross-thread one of the bracket mounting holes, so now I hardly ever
remove the drum.  I'm using the Bob Yellin "don't put the beans in until
five minutes after it asks for them" method, and I think the chaff burns
up during that five minutes.   At least I hope so.  :-)
-- Rick


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