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Topic: bm/hg first try (4 msgs / 69 lines)
1) From: joel byers
finally decided to try the BM/HG today, so i went into town and found a good
deal at the local second hand store, came back to the house and did all the
necessary rewiring and paddle modification. Placed a half pound of coffee
into the BM and all was good, until  the point of the First crack!  As i am
standing there patting my self on the back thinking  all is well i notice
something strange in my coffee beans, damn it looks like a marshmallow had
fallen into the BM and was mixing into the beans BUT i was bad wrong, the
freaking paddle melted and it looked like a was making rice krispy
candy!!!!!   almost every bean had some melted paddle on it
:(
I believe i will stick to HG/DB the wooden spoon won't melt.
scjgb3

2) From: Vicki Smith
I know one of the things I put in my FAQ was to make sure you were 
dealing with an all metal assembly. Plastic will definitely melt. No 
surprise there, if you think about it.
BTW, I was in a local store today and saw Toastess bread 
machines--exactly like the Sunbeam I'm using. I don't see them on the 
Toastess website, but they are out there. They have the sealed pan 
without a temperature thingee. I imagine that they are available at 
thrift stores, too. That makes the Oster, Sunbeam (both old and cheapo 
new one), and now the Toastess that should require no adjustments of any 
kind.
Then there are other machines that do just fine, once you have moved or 
disconnected the thermostat.
vicki
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3) From: Kris McN
Ewww!  Bummer, and also, funny! Probably seems completely obvious now, the
need for an all-metal paddle/pan.  Don't let this put you off the whole
HG/BM method, however.  When I bought my BM, all of those available at
Goodwill were all-metal (and all $5).  Shouldn't be hard to get the right
set-up.
Kris McN

4) From: Larry Johnson
I couldn't find one with a metal paddle, but the one I tried ("Mr. Loaf")
worked fine. The paddle is black plastic, but it must be relatively heat
rseistant stuff (Bakelite?) because it has worked fine for ~
half-dozen batches. I even did 2 in a row yesterday with about 5 min. in
between roasts that each took 12-15 minutes. The paddle's fine (so far).
I'm not recommending anybody to ignore Vicki's warning - I would have gone
with a metal paddle if I could have found one. I'm just bragging about how I
got lucky.
-- 
Larry J (Lilboybrew)
"The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it."
  - Flannery O'Connor
On 2/10/07, joel byers  wrote:
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