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1) From: Joseph Robertson
Bill, I have always run that flex dryer hose out a casement window and
closed the window on it. As long as I point it with the wind I have never
had a problem in the house. I found this an easy solution to smoke. I have
no problem with the smell. Some smell, now smoke has to go though.
Joe
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2) From: Darliene Stanhope
Bill,
I roast outside because of the smoke.  I tried roasting in the garage and
managed to set off the smoke detectors in the house, so I now roast outside
and I use a heat gun and dog bowl.
Darliene
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3) From: Seth Grandeau
Check out the Behmor.  I upgraded from the iRoast, as well.  You still get
roasting smells and a little smoke, but MUCH less than the iRoast.  The
cracks are easier to hear, as well.
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4) From: Derek Bradford
On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 10:58 PM, Bill Johns  wrote:
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Apparently you can use a Behmor indoors, but I haven't used that roaster.
But in a nutshell, yes, roasting is smoky and smelly.  The smell is usually
nice.  The smoke is a problem.  I roast outside.  I used to use a Gene Cafe
in a closed room with the window open.  I've also used a drum roaster
(homemade) the same way.  I just let the room air out when I was finished,
and the room was only used for roasting.
You can roast outdoors in cold climates if you can protect the roaster from
wind and/or provide shelter and insulation.
--Derek
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5) From: Seth Grandeau
Behmor + all air filters on does the trick for me.
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6) From: Derek Bradford
Just to chime in on this...when I used to do 1lb roasts in my kitchen I used
my fume hood.  I add a cardboard extension hood to cover my roaster better
and help channel the smoke toward the hood.  It worked very well and there
was minimal smoke in the house.  And that was with a full pound, much less
than an IRoast.  It might be something to try; you could rig it up without
much trouble just to see how it works.
--Derek
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7) From: Jim Couch
EXcept for my first iRoast2 (that came from Bed Bath and Beyond NOT SM)
Neither my iRoast2 nor my Behmor have made enough smoke to bother with.
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8) From: Doug Hoople
Echoing Tom's observation, the smoke doesn't really get going until 2nd
crack is well underway. A lot of posters here don't ever get into 2nd crack
very far, if at all, which would explain why smoke is not an issue for many
of them.
Doug
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9) From: Joseph Robertson
If your smokin' your burnin' something.....<];^)
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I'll keep listening and hoping.  So much to learn.  :-)
Bill
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11) From: Joseph Robertson
I have fond memories of my first roaster, IR2. Not easy hearing anything
with it running. I "hear" that the Behmor is easy to pick up on the crack. I
have not used it yet but many on this list have transitioned from the IR2 to
it.
Now it $ is not an issure there are small roasters out there 3K or so that
take the guess work out of roasting. But until then we make do. I once did
fair over a camp fire with a cast iron frying pan. Not for the weak at heart
or for use with your best beans though. Although this is the way it is done
in India and many other countries. Stove top or campfire, an art in itself.
JoeR
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12) From: Doug Hoople
"These tired old ears....(the noisy fan in the IRoast2). "
It's not your ears. It's the iRoast2, which makes hearing the cracks
extremely hard. I always had to strain to make them out, and even when I
could hear them, it was faintly and with difficulty.
I started roasting with a heat gun, mostly to overcome the iR2's tendency to
ramp up too early, but one of the tremendous side benefits has been the
ability to easily hear every single crack in great detail.
Doug
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13) From: Yakster
I actually quite enjoy roasting coffee in the campfire popcorn popper when
I'm camping.
Hard to judge the results because after roasting over the fire, you get
enough smoke in your nose, clothes, and hair that it probably affects the
taste of the coffee.
I was going to try and duplicate this at home, but the popper is buried deep
in the tent trailer so It'll be a major chore to liberate it.
-Chris
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