Hi, this may be old news, but I just picked it up. For the first time I let the lid of my IR2 float on the top during a roast. Naturally, a good amount of chaff of various sizes blows out. Some of it falls to the back of the machine where the intake air window is placed. I was watching the roast and saw some of the chaff get pulled into the window. I immediately took one of the plastic valve bags I had out there and placed it above the window so it would catch any chaff falling close. I am sure some could still get in there, but this, for a quick fix, worked. While it isn't an issue for me in the house due to the dryer exhaust hose going to the exhaust fan and pulling heat out, it is, for me, when I am outdoors. Just a heads up, most likely you all figured it out a while ago, but I didn't see it in the last few digests I looked through. Have fun roasting, Stephen
Stephen, Yesterday I noticed that my peaberry was roasting much darker and starting to smoke more with my same profile. It was a hotter day but I figured that the air was not moving out like it should so this morning I removed the metal retainer that holds the screens in the lid. This was so I could take out the two screens and see if the air flow out the dryer hose would make a difference. Wow what a difference. The best Sumatra I have ever seen with my IR2. I have more experiments to confirm but so far it looks very promising to roast with out the fine screens in the top. As with your post Stephen this might be old news for some but I am just learning with my IR2. Only 10 or 12 roasts so far. Cheers, JoeR On 9/1/07, Stephen Carey wrote: <Snip>
At 04:40 PM 9/1/2007, you wrote: <Snip> Mine hadn't worked its' way completely loose during a roast but had a very annoying clatter to it. I stick the end of a twist tie in the top - doesn't melt and doesn't rattle any more.