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Topic: I-roast question (15 msgs / 315 lines)
1) From: Art M
 I am finding that if I use my cheap scale to weigh green beans and roast
them I can' do any more than 4.5 Oz.  If I try 6 like Tom suggests the fan
simply can't move the beans around and half over cook and half don't cook
enough.  The chaff also builds up in the chamber since the fan can't move
the beans much.
Does anyone else find the i-roast very sensitive to how much you put in?  I
am thinking I really need a better scale.
Thanks
AM

2) From: Rick.Farris
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Perhaps you should try it without your cheap scale...
-- Rick
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3) From: Art M
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and weigh it by eye?  
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Perhaps you should try it without your cheap scale... 
-- Rick 
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4) From: DEchelbarg
Just a note, I roast 150 grams and never have a problem with regular beans -- 

5) From: Rick.Farris
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Well...I don't know,  You said that it only happened when you used your
cheap scale, though, so I was thinking, maybe you shouldn't use it...  =
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1/20/2005 4:52:27 PM
Cloudy in San Diego, CA
69F (20C) - 42% RH 
Wind CALM (16:48:29)
ICBM: N 32 43' 05" W 117 10' 02"
Now Playing: Lynyrd Skynyrd - Call Me The Breeze - Harley-Davidson Road
Songs - 1974

6) From: Deward Hastings
Rick:
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I'll second that . . . many of the cheap scales have only 7 notes.  For =
just
a little more money you can get 5 more notes, and, of course, the most
expensive scales are completely atonal and will give you as many notes =
as
you like . . .
Deward

7) From: John Blumel
On Jan 20, 2005, at 7:51pm, Art M wrote:
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Well, I haven't used an I-Roast but with the Hearthware Precision, a 
precursor to the I-Roast and also a hot air roaster, volume seemed to 
be more important than weight. (This is in contrast to a drum roaster 
where weight/mass seems to be most important.) So even though the 
weight or a half a cup of two different beans varied, half a cup was 
the correct amount for the Precision. I'm not exactly sure why this is 
but I imagine it has something to do with the surface area presented by 
the bean mass and the air resistance it creates.
So, not having read Tom's tip sheet, you might want find the ideal 
volume for your I-Roast and forget about the scale.
John Blumel

8) From: Steve Wall
On Jan 20, 2005, at 4:53 PM, Art M wrote:
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I am thinking you need to review your tip sheet.  Quoting from it:
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130 to 150 grams translates to 4.5 to 5.3 oz. weight.
Steve Wall

9) From: Gene Smith
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...And you can get your coffee to taste like Stockhausen sounds.  Quick, 
mother, fire up the audiophile equipment!
Gene Smith
riding the wild learning curve, in Houston

10) From: Justin Marquez
Sometimes simplicity is best.  The pentatonic scale only has 5 notes,
but they are all good !
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (Snyder, TX)http://www.justinandlinda.comOn Thu, 20 Jan 2005 17:00:22 -0800, Deward Hastings  wrote:
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11) From: Mike Fronzaglia
OMG.  Music Theory flashback!  :-)

12) From:
I was about to replace the roaster base--the part that has the electronics-- of my I-Roast I , which has died, with a Roaster base for an I-Roast II.  All of the other parts from my I-Roast I should work on the new base.  But the diverter in my old glass roasting chamber has for a long time now been broken off its post.  that is the post that is in the very center of the chamber.  When I roasted I would just fit the diverter over the post and it would most of the time stay on during the roast.  Sometimes, the movement of the beans would topple it during the cooling cycle.  It is a little annoying, but I never tried roasting without it.  Does anyone know if it is an essential part of the roaster, and would my roasts come out just as well without it?  
I suppose the other possibility is to get some engine glue and see if that holds it.  I don't think I can order that part separately.  The only other possibility is to purchase an entire new I-Roast.
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13) From: Mike Koenig
That little thing on the post helps keep the bean movement uniform.  It was
an improvement over the old Hearthware Precision (my first roaster) that
didn't have such a thing.  I think it will work without it, but better with
it.
Maybe some JB Weld would work to keep it in place.
--mike
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14) From: Jim Couch
Call the Hearthware support number ask if the part can be bought. My pot lid
arrived cracked and they sent me a new one. You might hafta buy a whole new
pot not sure how far they break assemblies down.
Worst thing they can do is shave your head and send you to Afghanistan, or
take away your birthday.
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Thanks for the advice.  I tried calling Hearthware a couple of times today and after waiting on hold for a long time I just gave up. From what I can see from the Hearthware web site they do not sell the part I need separately.  If I have to buy the roasting chamber in addition to the the base -which is the part i really need to replace-- I might as well just buy the whole new I-Roast2.  I was trying to save about $50 by just buying the base.  It might be nice to have a back up for the chamber anyway.
 By the way, given the way my head already looks shaving it is not a threat! Being sent to Afghanistan is, though.  Thanks for your advice on the roasting chamber.
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