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Topic: A little helpful tweak BM/HG (2 msgs / 37 lines)
1) From: Vicki Smith
When I was away, I found myself roasting in windy conditions. I noticed 
two things: I had less chaff to deal with after the roast and the 
problem of chaff going into/landing on my heat gun was non-existent. Yay 
for wind.
This morning, I decided to turn my fan on low and point it toward my 
bread machine about when 1st crack began as that is when the chaff 
really starts flying. Same results (natch). My roasting times did not 
seem to be affected. I assume that is because the bread pan is quite 
deep and the heat is captured where it counts with the wind passing over 
the pan.
I'm finding this useful because my heat gun does seem to get chaffy on 
the inside over time and I have been hesitant to add a nylon over the 
vents because my cheapo heat gun needs that airflow to keep from 
overheating and frying. It's also nice to have a little less chaff in 
the completed roast even though using the upward pointing fan after the 
roast to cool it in a wire mesh strainer gets rid of it eventually as 
the roast cools.
Vicki

2) From: Larry Johnson
Thanks for the tip, Vicki! I've never been bothered much by the chaff in the
roast either, but I like the idea of keeping it out of the heat gun. I'll
try it next roast.
On 10/11/07, Vicki Smith  wrote:
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Larry J


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