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Topic: 1st try, Hot Top (6 msgs / 111 lines)
1) From: Pamela Chadwick
 Well, it's here and I just roasted a batch. I have no idea what it is, as
it was a sample they threw in. I thought I'd practice on it.
I was surprised to see all the beans stay in the front of the machine. My
simple mind wants to know why the big drum if it only uses a small portion
of it...
Pam
PS It's BEAUTIFUL.

2) From: DJ Garcia
Having fun, Pam?:-)
A couple of questions. How much weight were you roasting? And did you
check the level of the roaster? A carpenter's level is very useful for
this.
DJ
Smelling the Ethiopian Sidamo roasted last night

3) From: David Lewis
At 2:05 PM -0700 5/17/04, Pamela Chadwick wrote:
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That's very odd. Two questions come to mind. Are you sure they're all 
at the front of the drum, say by looking in with a flashlight? And 
secondly, your drum does have the helical wire welded to its interior 
surface, right?
	David
-- 
"The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by 
men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding."
Justice Louis Brandeis

4) From: Jeffrey A. Bertoia
Two more questions
1 - Is it on a level surface?
2 - Is the drum Concentric (they can be damaged in shipping)
jeff
David Lewis wrote:
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5) From: Pamela Chadwick
David,
What is a helical wire and where is it?
Pam

6) From: David Lewis
At 10:20 AM -0700 5/18/04, Pamela Chadwick wrote:
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On the inside of the drum, there should be some welded-in vanes about 
2" long and about 3/8" high. In addition, there should be a 
continuous stainless-steel wire shaped in a spiral like a spring. 
It's about 3/32" in diameter, and makes about two full turns in the 
length of the drum. The front end is bent at a steeper angle. It 
should be welded to the inside surface of the drum, and threaded 
between the stirring vanes. It's there to move the beans the length 
of the drum and keep them circulating longitudinally.
Best,
	David
-- 
"The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by 
men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding."
Justice Louis Brandeis


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