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Topic: tree dried natural in the Behmor (3 msgs / 51 lines)
1) From: eric estes
Has anyone tried the Mallali tree tried natural in the Behmor yet?  It is o=
ne of my favs, I think would take a drum roast well.  But is also high chaf=
f.
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2) From: Alchemist John
My personal take on "high chaff" is that Joe is desiring to take this 
roaster "to the masses" and flaming chaff is not a selling 
point.  The only problem with a high chaff coffee that I have found 
is that sometime you can get a SMALL chaff fire.  There is not a lot 
of energy in chaff - it just burns out back to front and then it is 
over.  Sort of like magician's flash paper - all show, no 
substance.  In my Zen II I used to get a chaff fire every other roast 
until I changed the element arrangement.  Mostly, as much of the 
advice with the Behmor is, is be observant.
At 21:00 11/17/2007, you wrote:
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John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

3) From: Aaron
Sounds about right alchemist.   The stuff will burn out so quickly, and 
will ignite in ANY roaster if the conditions are right, but if it does 
happen, woof and it's gone already.   Again, I agree it's more a cya 
statement, because if the roaster is chocked full then there will be 
more chaff, and more of a chance it might cook off, and someone will 
start screaming FIRE!!! and get all stupid about it.
Personally, I think it is very foolish if one walks away or turns their 
back on a roaster for more than a few seconds to begin with, given all 
what's going on in there etc etc.  Ive started a few small chaff fires 
in my redneck roaster and they all go out very quickly and just add 
slightly to the smoke it is already producing.
Now, if only mine would show up... baah  3 more days.........  im 
jealous of ya all who gottem already.
Aaron


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