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Topic: Aromaroast, was New to the List... Greetings... (3 msgs / 115 lines)
1) From: Andy Thomas
Well, maybe, but from what I've heard, they are typically underpowered. So maybe you accidentally got a good one! Maybe I'll dig mine out of storage and try it again - it's been 5 or 6 years.
----- Original Message ----
From: Mark McBrearty 
Hi Andy,
One problem I never had with my Aromaroast was a lack of heat. In fact, I
sometimes wish it had an adjustment that would let me turn the heat down. So
I suspect the one you picked up may have a defect if it won't finish the
roast. I'm anxious to look at some of the new roasters on the market now,
though, as soon as I learn enough to make an intelligent decision.
 On Behalf Of Andy Thomas
Sent: Monday, July 07, 2008 7:31 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] New to the List... Greetings...
Greetings and welcome. I have an Aromaroast that I bought at a second-hand
store a few years ago. I was in the original box with the original sample of
green coffee. The coffee was horrible, of course, but I was never able to
get a decent roast even with good, fresh greens. It just never got hot
enough to finish the roast. I know there are modifications, but I haven't
gotten around to tinkering.
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2) From: Mark McBrearty
Hi Andy,
I've been following the thread on this as well, and it appears you're right.
I seem to have been lucky enough to get a 'hot' one. I'm glad to read the
comments about the Aromaroast, though, because I was tempted to pick up a
used one as a backup, and I won't bother. I'll go the popcorn popper route
if necessary, until I can buy one of the newer machines.
I'm so glad I found Sweet Maria's and this list. Wish I had resources like
this years ago!
-Mark

3) From: Ed Needham
I bought ten of them at a closeout store for $6 each and gave them away as 
Christmas presents one year to select people.  Believe me, they are 
underpowered.  The only way they can generate too much heat is if the beans 
stop agitating and they burn, not roast.  With the amount of airflow (full 
open baffle) the heat could not keep up.  Even then, the airflow was not as 
high as I wanted it.


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