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Topic: Week of death... Roaster question (14 msgs / 599 lines)
1) From: Cj. Aberte
Announcing the demise of one (unnamed) IR2 - must be something in 
sunspot or cosmic "rain" or whatever... Maybe the cycle of the moon 
bringing about all the coffee equipment dying at the same time?
Anyone out there got an opinion on whether the GeneCafe is going to 
be a longer lasting machine than the IR? Don't mind spending the 
money just think that $200 a year is a bit steep to roast. Like to 
think it would actually get a bit more than just barely out of 
warranty period before it dies (guess I should mention that it took 3 
different bases to make it that far)... Now that it's time to order 
it's a quandry!
Cj. Aberte       @>----      Melbourne, FL  USA

2) From: Rich
End of Ramadan maybe.....  Heat gun and a deep SS mixing bowl has a minimum number of parts that 
are failure prone and if you spring for the Master 751b it should last a very long time.  Also provides a 
excellent view of the beans while roasting.
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3) From: Cj. Aberte
At 12:28 AM 10/13/2007, you wrote:
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I live in FL - outdoor roasting is not an option (health and heat 
won't permit it). No indoor venting to the outside in kitchen - how's 
the smoke problem? One reason I don't consider whirley popper, etc... 
I figured it would be comparable not to mention I've got NO 
inclination to clean up the chaff from the tile all over the house. :-(
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4) From: Les
The Behmor should be hitting the market soon.  I think it is going to
be a winner.  If I had to roast indoors, this would be high on my
list.  It has smoke control.
Les
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5) From: Eddie Dove
CJ,
I would tend to agree with Les on this one.
The Gene Cafe I have was pushed to the limits.  The heater box failed
after 423 batches of coffee totaling 221.5 pounds.  I placed a phone
call, got the replacement part under warranty and the Gene Cafe was as
good as new.  The details of my experience with this roaster are here:
http://www.homeroasters.org/php/forum/viewthread.php?forum_id6&thread_idG3I hope this is helpful,
Eddie
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6) From: Rich
As the chaff is not incinerated thee is no chaff smoke.  The only smoke is from the beans and if you 
resist the temptation to go past FC then the smoke from the beans is minimal.  A good shop vac will 
hoover up the chaff.
I look at chaff on the garage floor like peanut shells on the bar room floor, adds atmosphere.
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7) From: Cj. Aberte
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Not worried about the chaff smoking worried about having to get it up 
from all over the house when it blows around!  The IR is enough 
(putting a fine layer throughout the kitchen) acceptable (with 
vacuuming and washing all the surfaces after a roast), but doing an 
open bowl - not going to happen... .
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Yeah!! I can imagine it settling inside my B sitting open in the 
garage not to mention inside a van and then dragging it into the 
house every time we come and go (the main entrance to the house)! 
Wife will love doing wash in there with dirt flying everywhere.  Even 
worse than a kitchen for cleaning up (all the storage etc. sitting 
around). The garage is just as bad for heat as outdoors, so that's 
also not an option for location...
*sigh* looks like maybe my options really are severely limited.. Even 
the popcorn popper backup is only going to work so long as it's 
reasonable temps outside - lesse... 90+ degrees, humidities ranging 
over 70% for at least half the year (more like 3/4 usually), rains 
that recently have been putting down over an inch a day, no shade to 
work in (trees too small) - I may be waiting to see what that new one 
looks like...
I'll keep watching guys! Thanks for the suggestions!
Cj. Aberte       @>----      Melbourne, FL  USA

8) From: Rich
The Florida chamber of Commerce and the Real Estate brokers are not going to like the nice things 
you say about Florida.
I have been there courtesy of my Uncle and I agree, it is way too hot and humid for human habitation.  
Not to mention the bugs.
Your best bet is the new Behmor 1600.
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9) From: Brett Mason
The bugs are thriving, and
There's very little traffic in Iowa
Just two observations!
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10) From: Rich
It is also raining in Iowa this AM, again.....  I have swampland on the top of a hill....
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Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2007 09:01:04 -0500
The bugs are thriving, and
There's very little traffic in Iowa
Just two observations!
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Estate brokers are not going to like the nice things 
you say about Florida.
I have been there courtesy of my Uncle and I agree, it is way too hot and humid for human habitation.
Not to mention the bugs.
Your best bet is the new Behmor 1600.
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11) From: Sandy Andina
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Hey, at least you can roast.  My late mom's condo down in Delray  
Beach has hair-trigger smoke detectors and a barely functioning vent  
to the outside--and the development has strict rules against any  
outdoor cooking, whether BBQ or electric. (No back yards, garages, or  
even private balconies).  I have to bring at least a pound of already- 
roasted beans with me whenever I go down there.
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Hey, at least you can roast.  My late mom's condo down in Delray Beach =
has hair-trigger smoke detectors and a barely functioning vent to the =
outside--and the development has strict rules against any outdoor =
cooking, whether BBQ or electric. (No back yards, garages, or even =
private balconies).  I have to bring at least a pound of =
already-roasted beans with me whenever I go down there.
On =
Oct 14, 2007, at 8:50 AM, Rich wrote:
The Florida chamber of Commerce and the Real Estate = brokers are not going to like the nice things you say = about Florida. I have been there courtesy of my Uncle and I agree, = it is way too hot and humid for human habitation.  Not to = mention the bugs. Your best bet is the new Behmor 1600. On Sun, 14 = Oct 2007 05:05:33 -0400, Cj. Aberte wrote: At 12:53 PM 10/13/2007, you wrote: As the chaff is not incinerated = thee is no chaff smoke. Not worried about the chaff = smoking worried about having to get it up from all = over the house when it blows around! <LOL> The IR is enough (putting = a fine layer throughout the kitchen) acceptable (with  open bowl - not going to happen... = <LOL>. I look at chaff on the garage = floor like peanut shells on the bar room = floor, adds atmosphere. Yeah!! I can imagine it settling = inside my B sitting open in the garage = not to mention inside a van and then dragging it into the house = every time we come and go (the main entrance to the house)! Wife = will love doing wash in there with dirt flying everywhere.  Even worse = than a kitchen for cleaning up (all the storage etc. sitting around). = The garage is just as bad for heat as outdoors, so that's also not = an option for location... *sigh* looks like maybe my options really are = severely limited.. Even the = popcorn popper backup is only going to work so long as it's  over 70% for at least half the year (more like 3/4 = usually), rains that recently have been putting down over an inch a = day, no shade to work in (trees too small) - I may be waiting to see = what that new one looks like... I'll keep watching guys! Thanks = for the suggestions! = Cj. Aberte       @>----      Melbourne, FL  USA   homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to  http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = Sandywww.sass-music.com
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12) From: Sandy Andina
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Raining in N. central WI (Stevens Point) this morning too--and the  
rain's gonna follow us all the way back to Chicago. I knew the  
weather yesterday was TOO perfect!
Pollens and molds are awful up here--different ones than we have down  
in Chicago; all three of us in the band have sinus issues (and one  
has laryngitis). We have to do a Unitarian service (most of it sung)  
in a couple of hours w/o a PA system--should be interesting.
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Raining in N. central WI (Stevens Point) this morning too--and the =
rain's gonna follow us all the way back to Chicago. I knew the weather =
yesterday was TOO perfect!
Pollens and molds are = awful up here--different ones than we have down in Chicago; all three of = us in the band have sinus issues (and one has laryngitis). We have to do = a Unitarian service (most of it sung) in a couple of hours w/o a PA = system--should be interesting. On Oct 14, 2007, at 9:15 AM, = Rich wrote:
It is also raining in Iowa = this AM, again..... I have swampland on the top of a hill.... = --Original Message Text--- From: Brett Mason Date: = Sun, 14 Oct 2007 09:01:04 -0500 The bugs are thriving, and = There's very little traffic in Iowa Just two observations! = On 10/14/07, Rich < rich-mail> wrote:The Florida chamber of Commerce and the = Real Estate brokers are not going to like the nice things you say = about Florida. I have been there courtesy of my Uncle and I = agree, it is way too hot and humid for human habitation. Not to = mention the bugs. Your best bet is the new Behmor 1600. = On Sun, 14 Oct 2007 05:05:33 -0400, Cj. Aberte wrote: = >At 12:53 PM 10/13/2007, you wrote: >>As the chaff is = not incinerated thee is no chaff smoke. >Not worried about = the chaff smoking worried about having to get it up >from all = over the house when it blows around! <LOL> The IR is enough = >(putting a fine layer throughout the kitchen) acceptable (with = >vacuuming and washing all the surfaces after a roast), but doing = an >open bowl - not going to happen... <LOL>. = >>I look at chaff on the garage floor like peanut shells on the = bar >>room floor, adds atmosphere. >Yeah!! I can = imagine it settling inside my B sitting open in the >garage not = to mention inside a van and then dragging it into the >house = every time we come and go (the main entrance to the house)! = >Wife will love doing wash in there with dirt flying everywhere. = Even >worse than a kitchen for cleaning up (all the storage etc. = sitting >around). The garage is just as bad for heat as outdoors, = so that's >also not an option for location... = >*sigh* looks like maybe my options really are severely limited.. = Even >the popcorn popper backup is only going to work so long as = it's >reasonable temps outside - lesse... 90+ degrees, humidities = ranging >over 70% for at least half the year (more like 3/4 = usually), rains >that recently have been putting down over an = inch a day, no shade to >work in (trees too small) - I may be = waiting to see what that new one >looks like... = >I'll keep watching guys! Thanks for the suggestions! = >Cj. Aberte @>---- Melbourne, FL USA = > >homeroast = mailing list >http://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast = >To change your personal list settings (digest options, vacations, = unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = homeroast mailing = list http://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast = To change your personal list settings (digest options, vacations, = unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings -- Cheers, = Brett http://homeroast.freeservers.com= = Sandywww.sass-music.com
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13) From: Brett Mason
OK, excellent point - it IS raining today in Iowa, and particularly, right
here where I sit....  Portends snow in a mere 3 months....
Just poured another cup of Mexico Nayarit ... yummm
Brett
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14) From: Rick Copple
Cj. Aberte wrote:
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Interesting things is, I do get chaff all over the kitchen floor. I set 
my colander of beans that I roast in my wok onto the floor with an air 
mattress blower, and blow the beans as I stir with a wooden spoon, and 
it shoots chaff all over the kitchen floor and onto the cabinets. Of 
course, I clean it up afterwards.
I mentioned to my wife that I would love to get this new Behmor roaster 
coming out, and her first reaction was, "But I'll lose my weekly floor 
sweeping in the kitchen!"
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