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.
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
At 2:05 PM -0700 5/17/04, Pamela Chadwick wrote: <Snip> 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
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: <Snip>
David, What is a helical wire and where is it? Pam
At 10:20 AM -0700 5/18/04, Pamela Chadwick wrote: <Snip> 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