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Topic: bad day of roasting (3 msgs / 89 lines)
1) From: Peter Zulkowski
Normally I roast about 550 gr at a time, and this leaves me with about a 
pound for my customers.
Today I was roasting the third pound, and got distracted by C 
complaining that the sink would not drain.
Easy fix.. so I left the roast and came back in time to shut it off, 
only to learn that the paddle had jumped off my bread machine and the 
roast roasted without being stirred.
Some beans were black, and some still green.
Decided to try a re roast.
This may work if you stay and watch it, but somehow I got distracted 
again with a yard chore... fixing the garden hose.
I smelled something....
finally..
and looked....
"OH....My..." said I
There was so much smoke I could hardly see the roaster!
I ran to it, and noticed that the Digital readout read 585F!
At last... spanish roast....
not really....
way beyond Spanish..
I quickly removed the turbo oven and killed all the power.
Dumped the beans into the cooler..
boy these beans have no weight!
Plenty oily though!
Real black and shiny... crispy too!
So much for the beans,
but is my PGR okay?
All of the SS bowl (roast chamber) was coated with very thick, black , 
almost a tar like substance.
Nope I would not want to roast any beans in that mess!
I mean, Roastium is one thing, but this is really bad.
So I took my PGR apart, and cleaned all the SS surfaces with plain old 
fashioned spray on oven cleaner.
The silicon gasket at the bottom of the bowl is still fine, and the 
Turbo Oven is none the worse for the experience.
It looks all shiny and new now, inside anyway, and ready to roast again :)
No, I did not actually see any flames, but the scene looked like a 
couple of tires burning.
PeterZ
Gonna watch the roaster from now on, here in LHC.
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2) From: Brett Mason
Can you roast it another 20 minutes, and then sell it to Starbucks?
Been there, done that, got the T-shirt.
T-shirt was black...
Brett
On 4/26/07, Peter Zulkowski  wrote:
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3) From: miKe mcKoffee
Glad your roast setup survived but I'll be honest, as the story ended was a
bit disappointed you didn't get to see any actual flaming beans:-(
Yeah, always good idea to watch the roaster!
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