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Topic: Alps roaster and a correction regarding Tea operation. (3 msgs / 66 lines)
1) From: NOEL HONG
More questions regarding the Alps roaster.  Is it necessary and if so how 
long do you let the roaster cool down between roasts. What type and how 
frequent is maintenance required to keep the machine running trouble free. 
At City to "light" Full City is the loss of "brightness" and increase in 
"depth" significant compared to an air roaster (HWP)? Durability issue.  Any 
positive experiences. alt.coffee seems to have more negative than positive 
comments regarding the quality of the Alps. In a previous post I made a 
comment regarding the manual pre-infusion on IsomacTea. I stated that the 
cam on the lever hits the button switch activating manual pre-infusion. I 
think I'm wrong.  The lever in a ~1/3 up position may actually open a 
"valve" allowing manual pre-infusion.  Pressure against the button switch 
may not be necessary.
Noel V. Hong
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2) From: Paul Goelz
At 08:23 PM 10/4/02, you wrote:
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My first Alp was purchased as soon as hey were available.  It failed the 
same day I got it.  It came back to life, but Swissmar replaced it 
anyway.  That unit worked fine until about six months ago, when it got a 
bit squirrely.  After some coorespondence, Swissmar replaced it too.  The 
replacement has been great.
Other than cleaning out the chaff and wiping off the soot once in a while, 
I do no maintenance to it and it seems to work fine.  I really like it 
because it does a while week's worth of beans for us, which is just about 
the longest I want to go between roasts.  I have settled on several 
varieties of Central American coffees which all roast about the same, and I 
can set it and walk away.  I do all my roasts hands off, on auto.
Paul Goelz
Rochester Hills, MI
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3) From: John
Paul,
I'm arriving at the same point with the HotTop. I have settled into
almost all Central American coffees (still have a lot of the rest of the
world and have some Kona coming) Roasted in the slow drum profile, they
are wonderful! We still do some "for espresso only" roasts, but love
Centrals.  And like you, I can set it and get busy on something else -
but never get very far away from it, too many smokey memories.
John
On Sat, 2002-10-05 at 07:45, Paul Goelz wrote:
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