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Topic: Hot Running I-Roast2 was RE: +sour notes in coffee? (3 msgs / 89 lines)
1) From: bb
I too appear to have an I-roast running hot.  Mine was delivered yesterday,
(yeah!) and I just did my first roast. (ever) 
I programmed in the City/City+ that Tom included in the instructions.  I
then proceeded to roast slightly under two Hearthware scoops of Guatemala
"Blue Quetzal" Bourbon.  After about 2min, things started going fast, and
around 5:00-5:30 what I assume was 2nd crack as it was rolling pretty good
began.  At 6:00 min I panicked, pulled the plug and dumped it to cool down
fast.
Obviously new to this whole roasting gig, I'd say it's Full City-Vienna.
It makes me wonder if the I-Roast2s are running hot, or if they're just
running closer to the actual programmed temperatures.
I've got to go clean up some chaff before the wife gets home.
Bill

2) From: Paul Carder
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I have the i-roast 1, and I assume it's the same except for the multiple =
programming features. Whatever bean I roast, I use the following =
suggestion from Tom's i-roast tip sheet for sample island roast curve: 
  a.. Stage 1: 350 degrees f for 3 min. ( = 310 f onboard thermometer =
reading) 
  b.. Stage 2: 400 degrees f for 3 min. ( = 360 f onboard thermometer =
reading) 
  c.. Stage 3: 450 degrees f for 3 min. ( = 375-390 f onboard =
thermometer reading) (It might be wise to make the last stage 3-4 =
minutes, then simply stop the roast manually when you reach the "degree =
of roast" you like - this is always the best method to target an exact =
degree of roast.) 
I may occasionally adjust the time and/or temperature a bit, but I just =
watch it close at the end and hit the cool cycle when it gets near or at =
the roast I'm wanting. No panic, just great results! If anyone wants to =
see a picture of how I've got my i-roast vented and set up, let me know =
and I'll email it to you off list.
PAUL

3) From: Ross
Hi Bill,
Hopefully you didn't roast in the house or you'll really catch it from the 
wife, like I did with my first roast.  I smoked up the whole house and it 
didn't smell like coffee it smelled like a smoky English Pub.  You know you 
don't have to unplug the I roast when you want to stop you just push the 
Cool button, but I'm sure you have read the instructions by now.   Good 
luck with that roaster and don't be afraid to stop the roast before the 
beans get too shinny or oily.
Regards,
Ross


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