Hi, all. With all the recent talk of fire potential and safety
protocol, I got wondering about my IR2 dryer duct hose which goes to
the ceiling fan from the machine. Now, I will be using it much less
often now that I have my Behmor, but still will be using it. I
believe some coffees may taste different roasted in it and I may
prefer those. I plan on experimenting, and if correct, it gives me
one more way to get the roast I want for certain beans.
Anyway, a lot of gunk builds up in the dryer hose. I have replaced
my once, though it may not have been necessary, but it was "icky" (my
professional term for how it looked, smelled, and felt). Now the fan
is sucking up the hot air and seems it would keep any oil fire from
starting, but is that true? Should I change my dryer hose as
specific intervals of roasts or based on how gunked (another new
word) it has gotten with smoke oil, etcetera?
I have never heard of this as being a problem and didn't see anything
in the archives, but still wondered. It's winter, I roast inside, so
I want to be safe. One day, when I have graduated to outdoor drum
roasting I am sure I will have other questions which may seem silly,
but for now it is me, my IR2 and my very lovable Behmor - I can't
wait to roast some wonderful Costa Rica Vino de Arabia for my mother
in the morning on that wonderful machine. I just follow number 3,
section 5 of the instructions very closely. I keep the pathway
outside clear, plus have a fire extinguisher. Sounds kind of like
overkill, but once you have lost a home due to a neighbors kitchen
fire it is easy to get a bit paranoid.
Thank you for the thoughts on the dryer hose.