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Topic: First Roast with Milwaukee 8986-20 (4 msgs / 55 lines)
1) From: jim gundlach
I roasted a pound of the Brazil Cachoeira Yellow Bourbon this morning  
with the new heat gun.  I love roasting with this thing.  I roasted  
early this morning while there was still frost on things so the  
ambient temperature was just a touch below freezing.  It took a while  
to figure out that at these temperatures it needed to be on high  
temperature and high air to get the roast moving along.  The thing I  
really like about it is how quiet it is.  This one does not even  
drown out the second crack on high.  I had aimed for just a touch  
into second crack but I did not stop quite soon enough.  The roast is  
very even and clean. I'd say the roast is probably Full City + with  
about eighty percent of the crack parchment darkened.  The other  
thing I really like about it is that it feels solid without being  
heavy.  I'm going ahead and pull the first shot tomorrow morning try  
it every day to rested so I can see how it develops as it rests since  
this is my first roasting of this bean.
      Pecan Jim

2) From: Larry Johnson
This from the Tool Barn web page on your HG:
Users: Aerospace Industries, Defense Department, Computer Industries,
Harness Shops
Soon to also say: Home Coffee Roasters
That's a good-lookin' HG. Too bad I already got one (cheaper, not as good,
but serviceable).
-- 
"I hear, and I forget.  I see, and I remember.  I do, and I
understand."    -- Confucius
On 1/26/07, jim gundlach  wrote:
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3) From: raymanowen
A suggestion- you might pull a nylon stocking over the rear of the HG to
keep chaff and Maple leaves from being sucked into the works. -ro

4) From: jim gundlach
This one comes with a set of filters that are easy to clean.  I like  
this heat gun for the same reason I like Mac's and IKEA, you can see  
a lot of serious thought has been put into how the product will be used.
      Pecan Jim
On Jan 28, 2007, at 1:18 AM, raymanowen wrote:
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