HomeRoast Digest


Topic: homeroast digest, Vol 1 #773 - 22 msgs (17 lines)
1) From: RHTERRIN
Re: 2 week old Alpenrost not heating.  I experienced a similar situation 
after owing my Alp for about 2 weeks.  Saga: I had read somewhere that a 
roaster needed to be "seasoned" and not to clean my roaster too often.  So 
being a dutiful neophyte I didn't clean inside cover of my Alp.  The shiny 
inside of the cover began to darken after each roast.  Also, the roast for 
the same beans and setting started getting lighter and the second crack 
became almost nonexistent.  It appeared that the Alp was not heating as well 
as when it first arrived.  After some thought and, with a lot of elbow grease 
and window cleaner (non abrasive!), I polished the inside of the cover to its 
original shiny status.  Bingo!  My Alp is heating like new!  I now clean and 
polish the inside of the cover after each roast.  I am back in the lifelong 
pursuit of the perfect cup of fresh roasted coffee.  Am getting closer with 
each roast.  Hope this helps.
RichardT


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