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Topic: iRoast 2 Bean Sticky Problem (4 msgs / 83 lines)
1) From: Steve Snyder
I just got an I-Roast 2 ....... I
programed for city/city+ and followed SM directions along with roaster
manual directions. Roaster was set level, room temp 72 F, used two half cups of colombian beans. The roasting process
seemed to go as expected through the 3 stages (250 F 2 min; 400 F 3
Min; 460 F 4:30 Min and 4 minute cooling stage.) When it finished the
cooling cycle I dumped the beans out and there were many partially
roasted beans stuck to the bottom of the roasting chamber. I scraped it
and washed it with soapy water then tried another batch later. The
second time I used less beans by 20%.....also they were smaller
peaberrys........There were about a hundred fifty beans stuck to the bottom surrounding the center air inlet ..... I could not find anything in
the manual about trouble shooting this problem...does anyone have a suggestion.....?
Steve
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2) From: Seth Grandeau
Steve,
I've never had any stick to the bottom.  I would guess you may have burned
them.  What final roast level did you get to?  Were the finished beans
shiny, black, and/or oily or dry with a medium brown color?  How well did
the beans move when they were roasting?  Did it have good circulation or did
they get stuck?
-Seth
On 11/21/08, Steve Snyder  wrote:
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3) From: raymanowen
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running at full power and rpm, so that it doesn't "loft" the bean mass.
Still, maybe an excess bean load?
A Glitch in your electric system might provide inadequate power with the
roaster load, or something internal to the roaster might cause low blower
voltage.
Since the roaster is new, the trouble should be external to the machine, so
try different electrical outlets. A light bulb makes a good voltmeter. Plug
one in to the same outlet with the roaster and watch for it to dim as you
turn the roaster on.
Cheers, Mabuhay, Magandang Hapon -RayO, aka Opa!
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4) From: Steve Snyder
Thanks, I think you are right about the excess bean load, even tho I used 1 cup as recommended. I guess I'll just have to roast half batches until In hear back from Hearthware or SMs..... I did try 2 different outlets the 1st and 2nd time......Not sure if it will post but here is the photo of the second batch sticky beans. Steve
--- On Fri, 11/21/08, raymanowen  wrote:
From: raymanowen 
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] iRoast 2 Bean Sticky Problem
To: homeroast, sbsnyder69
Date: Friday, November 21, 2008, 1:49 PM
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A Glitch in your electric system might provide inadequate power with the roaster load, or something internal to the roaster might cause low blower voltage.
Since the roaster is new, the trouble should be external to the machine, so try different electrical outlets. A light bulb makes a good voltmeter. Plug one in to the same outlet with the roaster and watch for it to dim as you turn the roaster on.
Cheers, Mabuhay, Magandang Hapon -RayO, aka Opa!
got Grinder?
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