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Topic: Wait on B1600> RE: Snobs sign it pleas) (2 msgs / 90 lines)
1) From: Alchemist John
For whatever it is worth, (hi jacking the thread in a related way), I 
just finished reworking my Zen II roaster.  Removed one of the 
tubular heating elements, retrofitted two 500 watt halogen flood 
lights into one fixture and rewired the whole thing into a top 
roof/door.  Result?  HUGE amounts of light and heat (1000 watts 
worth), no burning chaff (removed the lower heater) and the 
associated smoke and way more control because I can see what is going 
on inside the roaster instead of totally depending on smell.  Way nicer.
At 17:29 10/20/2007, you wrote:
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John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

2) From: James Raven
hey John, (are you one of the sales outlets for the new Behmor?)
How ya doing? Hey I remember the 1000 watt halogen days of life. Anyway, so=
unds like you got a good grip on what you're doing and it's working for you=
, I think that is really cool, but it's just something I wouldn't even thin=
k of or consider as possible. That kind of stuff doesn't just come to me, b=
ut say you wanted a logo and advertising done for it well that's something =
I would and do excell at. It's like computers, I use them but can't work on=
 them, afraid of screwing them up and I suppose the same is true with my ch=
errished minimal roasting equipment. Can you understand that whole deal? We=
ll I guess I need some knowledgable help and instructions in full details, =
not that I CAN'T do it bt rather just something that wouldn't just come to =
me as something to even try. I truly admire your ability of tyhinking that =
over and coming up with a fix like that. You're officially a Coffee Scienti=
st Tye I guess, ha ha ha   Good luck and continued quality roasting.
Jim (total coffee enjoyment snob and get by roaster) Reaching for that Scie=
ntist Mark!
To: homeroast
From: John
Subject: +RE: Wait on B1600> RE: Snobs sign it pleas)
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2007 21:52:14 -0700
For whatever it is worth, (hi jacking the thread in a related way), I just =
finished reworking my Zen II roaster.  Removed one of the tubular heating e=
lements, retrofitted two 500 watt halogen flood lights into one fixture and=
 rewired the whole thing into a top roof/door.  Result?  HUGE amounts of li=
ght and heat (1000 watts worth), no burning chaff (removed the lower heater=
) and the associated smoke and way more control because I can see what is g=
oing on inside the roaster instead of totally depending on smell.  Way nice=
r.
At 17:29 10/20/2007, you wrote:
Well Brett, let me put it this way, At least the scientist types aren't tot=
ally terrified of electricity and all the wiring that goes along with it. T=
hat would probably become my first "Coffee Related Fire" and would take my =
home to ashes. I just think it's cool what can be achieved with some wnowle=
dge and some wiring and old useless parts retrofitted to use for the needed=
 purposes, especially on some old popcorn popper or an old roaster that wou=
ld be junk to me might be rectified by some coffee scientist, engineer, or =
twiddler with some time.
Jim
From: homeroast
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: Wait on B1600> RE: Snobs sign it please ( Was: Re: +why do com=
mercial roasters roast so dark?)
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2007 18:25:44 -0500
Some of us are non-mod seat-of-the-pants zen types who go by sight, sound, =
smell, and gut...  They're not all scientists on the list.
We all make good coffee.  The scientists can tell you all the details!
Brett
John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/Peek-a-boo FREE Tricks & Treats for You!http://www.reallivemoms.com?ocid=TXT_TAGHM&loc=us=


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