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Topic: new iroast problems? + thank you Tom! (2 msgs / 99 lines)
1) From: Mark Jones
Thanks for the help withy my new Iroast, Dave and especially Tom.
The tip about reversing the screws worked like a charm. before
undertaking this procedure I gave the chaff assembly a light rattle and
could hear the loose chaff ring.
Roasts like a charm now, and close to matching Toms roast times and
temps and matching degree of roast closely.
This is my second example of why I have become a loyal and vocal fan of
Tom and Maria's business. Because of his (and Her) willingness to go the
extra effort for the customer and not merely a clearing house for
coffee. I for one appreciate the extra effort.
A hearty hats off to all of the list members and especially to our
host/Mentor/ and fellow experimenter Tom.
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Hmmm - that sounds really dark. I would suspect a combination of 
nice, healthy, high voltage (not a bad thing in general) and 
something we found with the way the inner chaff ring sits in the 
chaff collector. Maria has put info about this and a quick fix on the 
Hearthware i-Roast FAQ page - same as the tip sheet page - on the 
site. Basically, if the ring is loose in the chaff collector, its 
going to allow some fine chaff particles by (well, it always does but 
in this case it allows more) and that clogs the exit air flow, 
raising the heat and voila! charbux. There are 4 little countersunk 
screws in the chaff collector interior - they are in countersunk 
holes (duh). Well, there are also 4 non-countersunk holes that could 
receive these screws -if you switch these screws to the 
non-countersunk screw holes, it pushes the chaff ring up tighter 
against the fine filter mesh on top and helps prevent clogging of the 
exit air flow. On REALLY chaffy coffees I sometimes take off the fine 
mesh top for a second and clear it out right after 1st crack, then 
replace it. This blows chaff all over and is fine if you roast 
outside or have a shop vac right there, like me. There is another tip 
from Hearthware on the tip sheet about bending some tabs too ...
Go tohttp://www.thecoffeelibrary.comand go down to the Hearthware 
i-Roast Tip Sheet to read more....
Tom

2) From: Lesley Albjerg
I just went out and rattled my dog bowl no loose chaff ring!  Great roasts too!  Ditto on Tom and Maria!!!!!!!
 
Les
Mark Jones  wrote:
Thanks for the help withy my new Iroast, Dave and especially Tom.
The tip about reversing the screws worked like a charm. before
undertaking this procedure I gave the chaff assembly a light rattle and
could hear the loose chaff ring.
Roasts like a charm now, and close to matching Toms roast times and
temps and matching degree of roast closely.
This is my second example of why I have become a loyal and vocal fan of
Tom and Maria's business. Because of his (and Her) willingness to go the
extra effort for the customer and not merely a clearing house for
coffee. I for one appreciate the extra effort.
A hearty hats off to all of the list members and especially to our
host/Mentor/ and fellow experimenter Tom.
=========================================================
Hmmm - that sounds really dark. I would suspect a combination of 
nice, healthy, high voltage (not a bad thing in general) and 
something we found with the way the inner chaff ring sits in the 
chaff collector. Maria has put info about this and a quick fix on the 
Hearthware i-Roast FAQ page - same as the tip sheet page - on the 
site. Basically, if the ring is loose in the chaff collector, its 
going to allow some fine chaff particles by (well, it always does but 
in this case it allows more) and that clogs the exit air flow, 
raising the heat and voila! charbux. There are 4 little countersunk 
screws in the chaff collector interior - they are in countersunk 
holes (duh). Well, there are also 4 non-countersunk holes that could 
receive these screws -if you switch these screws to the 
non-countersunk screw holes, it pushes the chaff ring up tighter 
against the fine filter mesh on top and helps prevent clogging of the 
exit air flow. On REALLY chaffy coffees I sometimes take off the fine 
mesh top for a second and clear it out right after 1st crack, then 
replace it. This blows chaff all over and is fine if you roast 
outside or have a shop vac right there, like me. There is another tip 
from Hearthware on the tip sheet about bending some tabs too ...
Go tohttp://www.thecoffeelibrary.comand go down to the Hearthware 
i-Roast Tip Sheet to read more....
Tom


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