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Topic: Hearthware Precision (8 msgs / 241 lines)
1) From: Bill Cassady
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    I must have the only HWP in the country that actual works as it is =
intended.  The first batch I ever did was a bit over roasted, so after =
that I just set it at 5.5 for Brazil and 5.0 for Kenya and Huehuetenango =
and it always stops at just the right spot.  I have also used a stop =
less for some specialities like the recent craze for St Helena and it =
worked well also.  I don't like the oily stuff too much so haven't ever =
gone over 6.0.  Hmmm.  Maybe I don't roast enough.
    So, at least I will know when it inevitably does crash, just what to =
do.  

2) From: Henry C. Davis
The dial works pretty well on most varieties on mine. I set it where I think
I need it, watch it the first couple times to make adjustments; then in the
future set it for that dial setting and just come back for the last minute
or so before cooldown just in case. Most times, just as I am about to stab
the cool button the HWP goes to the green light and starts cooling. I don't
trust it entirely, but it is relatively consistent provided you always clean
the chaff collector between roasts.

3) From: Ralph Cohen
On Wed, 11 Jul 2001 17:20:13 -0700, Bill Cassady wrote:
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Nope, you're not alone.  I roast 10-12 batches a week using two or
three varieties of beans, and I just set the dial and come back 10-15
minutes later and put in the next batch.  I think the key is that I
roast indoors in a relatively stable environment and I find that once
I've determined the best setting for a certain bean, then carefully
setting the dial to that setting for future roasts results in extremely
uniform results.  FWIW, I have had two different HWP's - the first one
died after about 8 months, but both it and the replacement HWP have
produced highly repeatable results without supervision.
Ralph Cohen
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4) From: jerry
I just completed the six longest longest weeks of my recent life:  My 
Hearthware Precision (the black model) died several weeks ago (long out 
of warranty - I'd used it for >3 years), and at the suggestion of Linda 
McBee, their Cust. Serv. Mgr., I sent it back.  The machine had stopped 
blowing the beans in the middle of a roast, and the case sort of melted! 
 Anyway, they were able to fix it promptly and only charged me a modest 
amount.  On the second time I used the repaired roaster I noted that the 
fan was the same speed both during the roast and the cooling cycle, so I 
called Linda again.  She again suggested I return it, and I got it back 
yesterday.  Although I had authorized them to bill my VISA account, they 
had charged me nothing!  Linda said they had to install a "jumper."  I 
was getting very tired of store-bought roasts for those weeks, and I 
immediately roasted a batch of Kona Left Coast Farms, my fave.  This 
time the machine roasts very differently, the fan speed alternating many 
times between high and low during the roast cycle, which it never did 
before.  The end product, however, was done perfectly.  Also, I now hear 
first and second crack more clearly than I could before the repair.  I 
really appreciate Hearthware's service, and I look forward to more of 
their products, whenever the new model appears.  I had purchased one of 
their Gourmet models as a backup, but I gave it away to a friend whom I 
turned on to homeroasting.  With no roaster for 4 weeks, I was getting 
desperate.  I'll buy the new model when it's available and keep this one 
for backup.  Their web site says they're moving during the month of 
April   --  Jerry Green

5) From: David
I recently acquired a used Hearthware Precision
roaster, paid $30 for it, was wondering if there are
still parts available?  I emailed Hearthware tonight,
I need a new chaff collector cover, thought I would
check here to see if anyone has one or knows of any
other sources. 
Thanks,
David
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6) From: Stephen Carey
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I looked on Ebay and didn't see anything there.  I forgot to look 
under the IR2, for they may have the same chaff collectors, but I 
could be way off on that.  I have the IR2 and can call the 800 number 
in the morning if you would like.
Also, this site had some things: http://www.zaccardis.com/hearthware-i-roast-coffee-roaster.htmlBut you probably will do better here or on Craig's list.
Good luck,
Stephen
At 03:33 AM 9/13/2007, you wrote:
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I looked on Ebay and didn't see anything there.  I
forgot to look under the IR2, for they may have the same chaff
collectors, but I could be way off on that.  I have the IR2 and can
call the 800 number in the morning if you would like.
Also, this site had some things:
http://www.zaccardis.com/hearthware-i-roast-coffee-roaster.htmlBut you probably will do better here or on Craig's list.
Good luck,
Stephen
At 03:33 AM 9/13/2007, you wrote:
I recently acquired a used
Hearthware Precision
roaster, paid $30 for it, was wondering if there are
still parts available?  I emailed Hearthware tonight,
I need a new chaff collector cover, thought I would
check here to see if anyone has one or knows of any
other sources. 
Thanks,
David
     
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7) From: David
Stephen,
Thanks for the offer, I heard from Hearthware and they
do indeed have ONE lid for the chaff collector, it is
on it's way.  If anyone still has any parts for this
machine I am always looking.
David
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8) From: Stephen Carey
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I am pleased you got it worked out.  Enjoy it and don't forget to let 
us know how things go with it.
Stephen
At 06:43 PM 9/13/2007, you wrote:
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I am pleased you got it worked out.  Enjoy it and don't
forget to let us know how things go with it.
Stephen
At 06:43 PM 9/13/2007, you wrote:
Stephen,
Thanks for the offer, I heard from Hearthware and they
do indeed have ONE lid for the chaff collector, it is
on it's way.  If anyone still has any parts for this
machine I am always looking.
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