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Topic: Alp and Consistency (39 lines)
1) From: Jay kurtz
Hi everyone. You may remember when I last posted, many months and pounds
of coffee ago re an electrical modification to my Alp. Yes, it was the
second mod, the first ending in a near-fire and a dead Alp sitting on a
garage shelf.
But... I see so many posts out here about how to get the best results
from an Alp, many include roasting less than 8 oz. of green coffee.
The modification that I made (described athttp://pws.chartermi.net/~jpkurtz/), has been the best thing I
experienced in home roasting since the first (good) roast/cup I had when
first starting out (a Fresh Roast... used many times until the roasting
chamber fell apart).
I have roasted close to 50lbs of green coffee, sans "incident", like I
had before using a thermometer and PAYING ATTENTION to the roast every
time.  The thermo is used mainly to tell me when to cut off the heat, I
use the crack sounds (and experience with the type of coffee) to get a
consistent roast.
Another big plus, at least for me... I consume about 3 oz of roasted
coffee beans per day... is I can put 9 oz into the machine at a time.
And another plus, the entire cycle, with 9 oz of green beans, is about
12 minutes of so... you can use the switch to "push" the heat cycle
modestly.
I don't want anyone to get injured, coffee isn't worth that. But there
must be several/many subscribers to homeroast that are more electrically
savvy/safe than I am and could benifit from this mod.
take care
Jay
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