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Topic: Adapter for Fresh Roast (9 msgs / 218 lines)
1) From: John - wandering Texas
I've been looking at my Fresh Roast for a little over a year now and from
time to time I consider the fitting on the chaff collector.http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.freshroast.shtmlto take a look in case you
don't understand what I'm talking about.  It is the fitting that can be seen
on the bottom left of the chaff collector.  The fitting is about right to
accept a small plastic hose.  Was it at one point connected to a vacuum
system?  Anyone know - and why doesn't it still get used?
John - who has now enjoyed all nine of my test roasts - anyone want to
race??
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2) From: Steve
The guy at Fresh Roast told me he originally was going to let the air escape
down but it didn't cool it off enough. So he left it on for patent purposes,
in case someone 'ever decides to make a connection like that on a car' or
something.
speaking of patents...
steve
in Seattle, sweating in this heat

3) From: John - wandering Texas
Steve;
	You have NO idea what heat is in Seattle. My 14 years there never saw the
107F that we had here today.  What did Seattle get up to today- 78F :O)
John
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steve
in Seattle, sweating in this heat
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4) From: Tom & Maria
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I always thought it was to achieve proper air flow through the chaff
collector and never really condidered it. Now that you mention it, wouldnt
it be cool to have it hooked up to a shop vac and such the chaff out. The
only problem is that it might seriously affect the roast dynamic because it
will pull hot air out of the roaster. Maybe the roaster would not achieve
proper temperature and stall. Or maybe it will slow it down a little (a
good thing for the Freshroast) ...
Tom
                  "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
           Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
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5) From: Russ Bradley
I think Tom's right re: it's purpose being proper airflow through the chaff
collector.  Also, I've noticed that more smoke tends to come out there than out
the top if you're doing a pretty dark roast.  If you look on the inside, there is
a fine screen over the hole.  If you hooked a vacuum hose up to it, the chaff
would plug up the screen pretty quickly.
Just my $0.02.
Russ
roasting with electricity
in the greater DC metropolitan area
Tom & Maria wrote:
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6) From: Tony
"I always thought it was to achieve proper air flow through the chaff
collector and never really condidered it. Now that you mention it, wouldnt
it be cool to have it hooked up to a shop vac and such the chaff out. The
only problem is that it might seriously affect the roast dynamic because it
will pull hot air out of the roaster. Maybe the roaster would not achieve
proper temperature and stall. Or maybe it will slow it down a little (a
good thing for the Freshroast) ..."
Tom
I think that the roasts would be affected as well, and the same goes for
those that want to hook a dryer hose up directly to their Alp. My solution
for the Fresh Roast pulls air down a down draft vent through standard 6"
floor register sheet metal parts and works very well. It doesn't capture ALL
of the smoke, but it does get about 75% of it. Here is the URL to the pics:http://fototime.com/inv/19FD861E040BEE0A hose or fitting hooked directly to the roast chamber or chaff collector
would draw air through the machine too fast, affecting the roast time. This
would go ditto for a Poppery as well. BTW, I have been able to use a soup
can on my Poppery Mark I, and then can fit the Fresh Roast chaff collector
to that. I can't see the roast, but I can still "hear" it. This is the only
way I have been able to use the Poppery in the house.
Tony Reynolds
(who lives in Seattle, and thinks that 80F is wonderful, after a gray
winter...)
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7) From: Steve Trescott
Tony,
Are you one of those from the south who builds a fire when it's 65?
When the sun comes out most of from the NW run! 
LOL
steve
a bit cooler today in Seattle
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8) From: John - wandering Texas
Come on you guys - everyone knows that all that moss needs a little sun! I'm
a little amazed at all the Great Northwest roasters. They weren't apparent
when I lived there - therefore I was routinely found at the Pike Street
Market :O)

9) From: Steve Trescott
The Market is not the same as it used to be, John. 
Since the fish throwers have turned it into an amusement park...
steve
love those clouds in Seattle
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