Questions about the Swissmar Alps roaster: 1. Does it leak smoke during the roasting process or just during the "cool" down phase? Does the smoke only come from the exhaust port or from various "leaks"? 2. During the ejection of the beans would it possible to let the hot beans drop into a homemade cooling device? 3. Planning to build a partial enclosure that can be hooked up to my dryer vent line. Will a blower be necessary to adequately vent the smoke? Noel V. Hong email: nhong32590 Send and receive Hotmail on your mobile device:http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast">http://mobile.msn.comhomeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Noel, If you have the capability - take some shots of your enclosure. I'm about to move my roasting out to the workshop and will need some sort of venting if I want to breathe. John On Sat, 2002-09-28 at 11:37, NOEL HONG wrote: <Snip> homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
John and Noel, I've built an inexpensive venting system that I use on both my Alp and Hearthware Precision, using ductwork parts and a duct booster fan. My exhaust system uses a chimney that is no longer used for our central heating system. I'll take some digital pictures and post them in the next few days. In answer to you questions... 1. There is some smoke that comes out of the Alps during the roasting process 2. A homemade cooling device could be fashioned to collect the beans. 3. If you use a dryer vent, I'd suggest using aluminum as the heat from the roaster my be a bit much for a plastic vent hose.
Hi Guys, For another cheap venting system for the Alp, go tohttp://www.beyondthesecondcrack.com/index.htmand select "Venting An AlpenRoast". I built this contraption a couple of years ago using an inexpensive bathroom exhaust fan. It works great and my neighbors love it when roasting is underway. Ken Parker
Ken that was really nice, thanks I'm thinking about getting an Alps and = the vent will be easy to build and cost effective. thanks for the Post Ron Kyle Anderson SC rnkyle
My Alp vent is much cruder, uglier and maybe cheaper. I use an inverted plastic storage box - cut out one side, and a hole in the bottom (now the top). Put a fan in the kitchen window - made a connector hood out of a cardboard box and DUCT TAPE - to take the smoke from the box to the fan. I can adjust the draft through the box by covering part of the open side with the the plastic cut from the side of the box. Dave <Snip> vent will be easy to build and cost effective. thanks for the Post <Snip> homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast