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Topic: Venting an ALP,new Mazzer,etc. (3 msgs / 83 lines)
1) From: Adam Jahiel
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I bought my first Alp a few months ago. It wasn't hot enough. I returned =
it, and got another. The temp on this one was hotter, but I still find =
it a little inconsistent.
I have followed the advice of somebody on this list and simply wait and =
listen to the coffee getting to the second crack. I also peek a little, =
quickly, but I do look. 
This method seems to work the best. I guess it's like my photography, =
where using my brain and manual control  is much more accurate and =
simple, than using an automatic setting. Plus, I feel ,like I am =
actually involved with the process, like a cook.
My venting solution so far...  My kitchen has sash-type windows above =
the sink area. I took 3 pieces of pine and screwed them together to make =
a platform that brings my Alp up to window sill height. I then poke the =
Alp vent-exhaust-thing through a piece of Plex that I cut a hole into. =
The plex bends just enough to give me a snug fit between the window =
side-channels, and when I lower the window back down it seals the top =
and bottom. And away I roast.
I was going to do a fan setup, but was worried that the fan might pull =
more air through the ALP than it should. I have tried this in  cold =
weather (10 degrees so far) and it seems to work. 
On my new MazzerMini, which I bought  two months ago: It is a dream =
machine. No static, no clogging, no noise, it just works! One of those =
things you sweat over and then wonder why you didn't buy one to begin =
with. I get so tired of having to replace and re-shop for things. My =
daddy always said you should do the research and buy the best, and that =
way you would buy it once, and actually save money.
Last note: I just tried Tom's Monkey Blend and I am in heaven. 
Now to repay the kid's college fund that I borrowed from to pay the 2001 =
IRS tax bill. By drinking really good coffee I am sure it will make me =
more productive, therefore not only justifying these coffee purchases, =
but actually um, uh, you know, help me out here guys... THE KEY WORD IS =
JUSTIFY!
Best,
A
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ADAM JAHIEL - PHOTOGRAPHER
90 North Piney Road
POB 501
Story, Wyoming, 82842
307-683-2862 -t
307-683-2730 -f
www.adamjahiel.com
ajahiel

2) From: Ken Mary
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roast.
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Be aware that the wind may cause different airflows through the Alp, either
positive or negative or cycling depending on the direction. I do not know if
this will affect the roast time.
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3) From: Angelo
Well, your daddy was of a different generation, wherein products were built 
with quality in mind, and folks were adaptable enough to be satisfied with 
things for longer periods of time.....
I guarantee that we'll find another toy of the month to tempt us. After 
all, we're in a society where we are admonished to fight terrorism by 
shopping...I guess we are all just being patriotic when we buy our "needed" 
toys.
Hey, there's a great justification, if we need one:  "Grinders (Vac Pots, 
$3000 Espresso machines, etc) for Peace!"  ha ha...
Ciao,
Angelo (jsmh)
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