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Topic: Need for cleaning in general, was: Fresh Roast roasting (34 lines)
1) From: Allen Marsalis
At 04:52 PM 8/2/2004 -0400, David Lawrence wrote:
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Is that really the general consensus among experts?  The reason
I ask is that this hasn't been my experience at all.  In fact,
I once had to get the steel wool after my rosto to remove the goo
and fix a sudden bad taste that I couldn't make go away.  But it
is not like this happens often.
The times where I do "get lost", so to speak, I always find my
way back on track with a full cleaning of my roaster just as much
or more so than cleaning my grinder or PF, baskets, etc.
Other than a good soak using a good cafe cleaner, I'm not sure
how I'm going to clean my new RKdrum.  I haven't really thought
about it.  I wish there was some mildly abrasive cleaning pellets
I could just load up and let spin for a while to clean the inside.
Or maybe rubber pellets or something.  Hmmm, what do rock tumblers
use to tumble rocks or metals?  Anyone have any other ideas?
When soaking a PF or basket in a good cleaner, I find that a little
scrubbing is still needed to break the film or buildup.  I'm
often surprised how dirty the water gets after additional scrubbing.
Maybe a "bottle brush" from the homebrew side would do the trick as
drum scrubber.  Or dare I say a toilet brush?  ;-)
Allen
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