Hi all - this is my first post here. I just received my new freshroast . first batch came out smelling odd - plasticky kind of smell - second batch smells real nice - did anyone else notice this ? - should I throw the first batch away ? I tried three roasts in the machine, with gaps between, but finished with a reasonanble effort in a small iron pan with a lid ( smell's nice ) anyone get great results using really simple method like this. I will brew up tomorrow am for my first cup - mike
Did something melt on the FreshRoast? -ro On 5/22/07, mike mears wrote: <Snip> -- "When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976
Might have been a random piece of foreign material on the heating element. Sounds like it's gone now. FWIW, I've had 2 FreshRoasts and neither one ever had that characteristic, even on the 1st roast. On 5/23/07, raymanowen wrote: <Snip> -- Larry J Never give a party if you will be the most interesting person there. - Mickey Friedman
I'd toss the first batch. Worst case you're out 64-80g of greens. Hope it wasn't Kopi Luwak! Though maybe a little space age polymer would improve the cup. I just got a 2nd hand RK drum and after a couple weeks of rain delays plus buying this and that, still don't have everything i need to really get going (current search: heat diffusion plate - where the aitch ee double hockeysticks am i supposed to find cold rolled steel?) And still have to drill through the shelf (can't build the target grill without it, or at least not without drilling out 4 rivets and removing it altogether but then you lose some stability of the entire structure, ugh) to mount the motor AND get flashing to protect it from heat AND get a better thermometer in the case that the one on there isn't good enough and and and so I am thinking hey, iron skillet, side burner, 15 minutes == coffee. We'll see how that works out ;) -F On 5/22/07, mike mears wrote: <Snip>
No nothing melted. The subsequent roasts were fine. I did 6 roasts so far one awful but some are getting quite good I prefer a slow medium roast so I experiment with different voltage & times. On the slow roast the cracks are much less defined but it does not seem to matter.