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Topic: Alpenrost with small beans (5 msgs / 80 lines)
1) From: Robert Cantor
I wrapped my alp drum with aluminum screen and used brass Christmas ornament
holders to go through the screen, into the drum and back out again to hold
the screen in place - something like sewing it in.  After several roasts a
clear pattern has emerged: it seems to slow the roast a bit but there are no
more beans stuck in the drum and none fall through.   Now Maui Moka can be
roasted in the alp.  When I get to it, I'll let you know how it goes.
Bob C.
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2) From: coffenut
Bob,
Good idea, how much did it slow the roast and was it enough to be a problem?
Coffenut  :^)
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3) From: Robert Cantor
If you had a hot alp it could be good, but I have a cold alp.  Generally 7.8
oz beans set to 14 would get me to almost second crack.  I'm having to
reduce the amount of beans further and haven't found a good weight yet that
will let me get almost to second crack.  7.8 oz now is not far past first
crack at 14.
Bob C.
rcantor

4) From: coffenut
Bob,
If you can do without the Alp for a while, I know that Anthony Lemme over at
SwissMar can tweak the unit to make it "hotter".  At one point, I was
concerned that mine may have been too hot and he offered to adjust it if I
wanted.
Coffenut  :^)
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5) From: Robert Cantor
I emailed him a few weeks ago without success.  I was hoping I could tweak
it here.
Bob C.
rcantor


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