Until the replacement drum arrives, you might be able to weave a
straightened paper clip through the hole.
On Dec 13, 2007, at 3:37 PM, Jeff Anderson wrote:
Until the replacement drum =
arrives, you might be able to weave a straightened paper clip through =
On Dec 13, 2007, at 3:37 PM, Jeff Anderson =
Sorry to hear =
you had the same problem. Mine never burst into flame either, but when I =
foolishly hit the "cool" button instead of the "power" button, there =
sure was a lot of smoke!
C. Herlihy wrote: =
I had the exact same defect in my =
drum-just a broken wire in the mesh on one side- and the small pile of =
beans that fell out smoldered a bit but never burst into flame. =
Joe B sent a replacement drum right away.
I've roasted 1 lb. =
batches of very chaffy beans, into second crack, and no fire. =
Roasting 1/2 lb. of beans using the 1 lb. profile could , maybe, start =
the beans burning at the end, but god knows there are enough warnings =
about not doing that in the manual.
I once had a 5 lb. batch =
catch on fire while first trying to roast in my (over heated) =
brick oven, and it's true that coffee oils burn like diesel fuel. It was =
only when I brought the drum out into the open air that the flames =
erupted. Smaller amounts (like when I forgot to secure the lid on =
my RK drum in the gas grill) will burn but when they're loose, not =
packed in a drum, it's no big thing. You wouldn't want them falling onto =
a rug or into dry weeds...
Commercial coffee roasters, usually =
located in valuable buildings, can and do catch fire when misused =
and cause major damage. Is it impossible to have a roaster fire in a hot =
top or I Roast if you are very careless?
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