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Topic: floating lid issue with IR2 (3 msgs / 55 lines)
1) From: Stephen Carey
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

2) From: Joseph Robertson
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:
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3) From: Cj. Aberte
At 04:40 PM 9/1/2007, you wrote:
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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.


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