Well, I think it is still too ugly to take pictures of, but it seems to work okay. Today I took it all apart (again) and completely insulated the roasting chamber above the motor with inch thick fiberglass insulation. Just packed it full and then put the bowl in and locked it in. Since the bowl sticks out the top about 3 inches, I cut some aluminum flashing and some more insulation, and wrapped it around below the rim of the bowl, holding this 'bandage' on with one long screw clamp. Also I insulated behind the control panel and wired that back into position. I cut the stainless tube off of my burned out walleyworld turkey fryer thermometer, and poked it through the side of the chamber, bent so it stays close against the side just above the mixer. This still needs to be mounted more permanently as it moves around with the mixing. The thermocouple goes through this small SS tube just fine though. So now, although it is UGLY, the only thing hanging off of it is the thermocouple and power cord :-) Then I ran it with no beans for a half hour, to make sure it would not die in the middle of a roast. Then I roasted 200 Gr of Monsooned Malabar, to see if I could still do small batches. Perfect! Then had to roast 600 Gr of French Roast Blend from Tom. Again, with this much of a load it doesn't matter as much, but I still need to bolt that thermocouple securely in place. Temps were definitely not correct, a bit high because the TC walked up on top of the beans, but I was able to control by sight and sound! Yes! SOUND! All that added insulation quieted the machinery down enough so I can hear the cracks now! So much easier than going by smoke and by guess :-) Adding insulation sure slowed down the cooling. Now I do not have to worry about cooling too fast at all. As a matter of fact, when the beans have cooled below 100F in about 3 minutes, with my high speed hair dryer, the chamber is still too hot to touch comfortably. Can't tell yet if this is good or bad. There is no problem doing one roast after another with this machine. And, since you cool each roast in the roaster, it is better to preheat again before you add the next batch. Nothing melts either ;-) Have not used my air popper since I got this running. Coffee is better now, imho. PeterZ Happily roasting for real, here in LHC.