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Topic: problems with Caffe Rosto CR-120 (8 msgs / 1865 lines)
1) From: John Abbott
Liz - This would be the Gloat of the setting sun? Having lived in the Bay
Area for 22 years, I still remember the sound of the fog horn at Hunters
point - and that was on a clear day! Last March we were going into the City
for dinner and a guy stopped us at the foot of the bridge and tried to sell
it to us - yeah, yeah - he said it was a toll, but the Pennsylvania Turnpike
doesn't charge that much. And Lord help you if you get a parking ticket - my
car wasn't worth that much - it was almost two years old.
Dave - When you consider the distance those poor little beans have already
traveled to get to Tom and Maria, its just a couple of inches (on my map
anyhow) to your place. And all these long years of reading your "15 minutes
from Sweet Maria's" Tag... I have to ask... is there anything left in Ohio
to cheer about? GO BLUE!! Oops!
And to get it back toward coffee - I just tried my Cathy-Blend and its
great! You going to copyright this formula Cathy?
John
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2) From: Greg Hawley
Bob & Deward,
Thanks for your help.
I usually roast 120 gram batches. The beans I couldn't even get to Full City
were Zambian Lupili, Columbian FNC and SM Moka Kadir.  I've had good luck
with them in the past.
I will re-check both chaff screens, that is a really good idea! 
Thanks,
Greg.

3) From: Mike McGinness
From: "Greg Hawley" 
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Not only a good idea but critical. (I've been roasting with Caffe' Rosto(s)
a year and a half.) I always dump and brush out the primary after each roast
before dumping the beans. After dumping the beans I invert the whole Rosto
and brush out the chaff from the secondary internal collector. After every
roast. (I don't vacuum it out, if I had a small convenient vac it might be
easier...) BTW, don't forget to put the primary chaff collector back in!
Been there, done that. The secondary collector will clog up fast and stall
the roast... Also, on very chaffy greens it may help to pour them back and
forth in front of a fan, before roasting, to remove some of the loose chaff
before roasting...
BTW, low ambient temp' will also slow the roast. Just as higher amb' temp'
speeds the roast. This time of year low ambient temp' hasn't been an issue
of discussion yet in slowing the roast, it will be again I'm sure!
MM;-)
Home Ju-Ju Variable Variac Rockin' Rosto Roasting in Vancouver, WA USA
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4) From: liz/tom
Mike McGinness homeroast wrote:
(I've been roasting with Caffe' Rosto(s)
a year and a half.) I always dump and brush out the primary after each roast
before dumping the beans. After dumping the beans I invert the whole Rosto
and brush out the chaff from the secondary internal collector. After every
roast. (I don't vacuum it out, if I had a small convenient vac it might be
easier...) BTW, don't forget to put the primary chaff collector back in!
Been there, done that. The secondary collector will clog up fast and stall
the roast... Also, on very chaffy greens it may help to pour them back and
forth in front of a fan, before roasting, to remove some of the loose chaff
before roasting...
I've been "lurking" for the past several months and this is my first post so
I hope I'm doing it correctly.
I've used the Caffe Rosto since June and always clean out both chaff
collectors after every roast--with the brush and by shaking it upside down.
Last week it began making a high pitched screech when turned on.  We took it
apart to see if we could diagnose the problem and found it absolutely
clogged with chaff and oil.  After we cleaned it out and reassembled it, it
works perfectly again.  I just wondered if there's a way to avoid this in
the future or if I should keep the screwdrivers at the ready?
By the way, on another topic, we paid our first visit to Sweet Maria's
yesterday.  I felt like a kid in a candy store and I'm so delighted to have
them in the "neighborhood".  We met Tom who's just wonderful but sorry to
have missed Maria.
Liz
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5) From: Dave Huddle
Liz
 
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Looks like you did it correctly.
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HOWEVER - your post made me VERY upset!
I'm seriously jealous of your location in Tom & Maria's neighborhood.
Before their move, they were about 15 minutes away from my office -
about 25 minutes away from home.  I understand your 'kid in the candy
store' thought.
Now - mapquest says they are about 41 HOURS away. :(
Dave	Westerville, OH
just  25 minutes from the former  location of SweetMaria's
about 41 hours   from the present location of SweetMaria's
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6) From: liz/tom
Dave Huddle homeroast wrote:
HOWEVER - your post made me VERY upset!
I'm seriously jealous of your location in Tom & Maria's neighborhood.
Before their move, they were about 15 minutes away from my office -
about 25 minutes away from home.  I understand your 'kid in the candy
store' thought.
Now - mapquest says they are about 41 HOURS away. :(
Dave Westerville, OH
just  25 minutes from the former  location of SweetMaria's
about 41 hours   from the present location of SweetMaria's
Gee, Dave, I feel your pain.    I'll do my best not to gloat. 
Liz
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7) From: Dave Huddle
John,
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I'll get back to you on this - late in the evening of November 23 ;)
 
Dave Westerville, OH
 
just 25 minutes from the former location of SweetMaria's
about 41 hours from the present location of SweetMaria's
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8) From: liz/tom
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City
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sell
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Turnpike
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my
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Ah, John, it's a glorious (and expensive) city and all the more glorious now
that Sweet Marias is here.
Liz
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