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Topic: newbie update #2 (2 msgs / 60 lines)
1) From: R.N.Kyle
Rich Adams wrote: snippet
Today I received an original WB.  Looking forward to giving that a =
whirl.
Rich I think you will really like the WBI. More heat more fan power. you =
can roast 142 grams and the WBI has enough power to agitate the roast. =
you can go more if you want to shake it a little.
It is easy to modify. using the existing on off switch.
Turn it upside down and remove the bottom, and the metal heat shield. =
remove the red hot side going to through the switch and to the fan, and =
move it over the hot side of the power in cord. replace and tighten the =
nuts. reassemble the heat plate and the bottom .
Now when you plug it in the fan will run all the time, and the heater =
will be controlled by the on off switch. you will have to unplug it to =
stop the fan. or you could put another switch  to cut the power on and =
off. I just unplug it.
have fun.
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC
rnkyle
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2) From: Rich Adams
Hello Folks
I added a Cooper thermometer to my FR by gently drilling a hole through the
top.  This hole now also allows me to stir using a wooden skewer.  I can now
fill it to the recommnened level and roasts are coming out quite even.
I also made the slots bigger by removing every other slat so the chaff
doesn't get caught on the way into the top.
Today I received an original WB.  Looking forward to giving that a whirl.
So, messing around with profiling:
I took some Colombian straight up to 450 and, playing the FRs timer knob
like a cheap AM radio dial, managed to keep it at 450 for 30 or so seconds
and then let it ramp straight up to 495 at which time I started the cooling.
I tried to accomplish 3 times i a row and found I did it quite successfully,
each batch looks identical.
This is fun.
Rich Adams
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