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Topic: 2nd roast - HT (4 msgs / 142 lines)
1) From: John - Deep Southern Texas
1. A suggestion:  since Chang Yue suggests that a "seasoning roast" be run
through at the maximum timing - producing copious amounts of smoke and a
VERY oily black bean finish, they should also suggest that after the machine
cools completely that it should be completely cleaned.  I found burnt chaff
all over inside the machine - the glass viewing port was smoked pretty badly
and had burnt particles clinging to the glass - which would be rubbed off by
the next roast effecting the taste of that batch.  My favorite tool still
works the best - a very powerful vacuum does wonders!
2. The second roast of Fraijanes - 100% Bourbon
    Preheated at a 5 level
    dumped exactly 250 grams into it when it beeped
    the roast went very quietly and smoothly.  I have a small metal on metal
scrape that bothers me. It wasn't there on the first roast. Maybe a bean
trapped beneath the cage.
    There was very little smoke even at the end of the roast.
    The beans ejected on the first set of beeps (I could have hit "plus")
    The beans cooled nicely - however - I managed to throw about 8 beans out
of the bowl.  The bowl freewheeled under the pressure of the stirring vanes.
I could stop the rotation of the bowl and the stirring action began
immediately.  The bowl seems to sit at about a 15 degree slope toward the
front (if the chamber is considered the back).
    A small amount of chaff dumped with the beans - but was blown away while
the beans cooled.  Another reason this isn't an indoor toy.
Munched a bean and it tastes good!
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2) From: John - Deep Southern Texas
Bart,
    
    I noticed the two little spike sticking up from the bottom plastic an=
d
figured that they were to hold the tray.  Then I took the tray out and ma=
de
sure everything was clean and replaced it - rocked it slightly as it seat=
ed
and it more or less snapped into place.  My tray sits about 3/4" below th=
at
chute lip now, but I have no idea where it was when it was slipping aroun=
d.
    The problem with all these scientific roasts is that at 1/2 pound a s=
hot
 it won't take long to go through some serious coffee.  I guess its back =
to
the aluminum foil bags that I got from Tom and putting them on door steps=
 in
the middle of the night :O))
Thanks for the advice - I'm gonna need a lot
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3) From: Bart Frazee
On Tue, 30 Jul 2002 21:06:10 -0500 (Central Standard Time), you wrote:
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John: I had the same problem with the first roast, then discovered
that I did not have the cooling tray installed correctly. Look in the
back for the chute the beans come down. The tray must slip UNDER that
chute. then it will sit level and not rotate.
Bart
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4) From: coffenut
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John,
 
When you get ‘round to it, try a smaller batch size in your HT.  I get
away with it on my Alp when I only have 4oz of beans left in a bag, want
to test a smaller batch, etc.  Maybe you don’t need to do the full ˝ =
lb
for testing?  Just don’t tell your neighbors I suggested this…they =
may
be angry if someone causes any slippage in the daily foil bag delivery.
 
Coffenut  :^)


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