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Topic: turbo beast lives (43 lines)
1) From: petzul
Since the meltdown I have been trying various tops on the Beast, and 
finally have a nice aluminum serving tray to mount the Galloping Gourmet 
convection oven.
ANother BTW. The bread machine stirrer is not metal after all. It is 
PLASTIC! It is colored to look like metal, but the Dremel cut off disk 
melts it, and it flows like plastic.
Seems to be good up to about 480F.
The plastic-type convection oven setups are not hi temp enough for 
roasting coffee :-( , and all the glass ones I have are specific for 
their heater unit, and do not provide the heat that the GG does.
It is semi -inconvenient not to see the beans roasting. The coffee oil 
glazed over the glass top within a few roasts, and it was too much 
trouble to keep cleaning it.
There are pros and cons with the aluminum. You can hear the cracks 
better than with the Pyrex, but it seems to leak more heat.
On the other hand, the oven heats up quicker than with the Pyrex.
Have my eye out for a SS tray, here in LHC.
Had to roast a few batches of Horse ahead so I can dig into it and 
modify the insulation chamber.
Doing 600 gr at a time is okay for now.
I am happy with that.
When doing the second batch immediately following the first the control 
panel overheated and everything stopped!
Good thing the roast was finished and cooling was all that was needed.
Had to dump HOT beans into a SS bowl, back and forth, back and forth, 
bowl to bowl.. so tedious!
The control panel cooled enough finally so I could dump the batch back 
into the roaster and use the hair dryer to blow all the chaff away.
Good thing I had some pliers handy.. have no idea where my hi temp 
gloves are. With the welding stuff somewhere in the garage I suspect.
that's the news for now,
PeterZ
Trying to roast a lot of coffee in a little space, with electricity.. 
here in LHC, AZ


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