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Topic: homeroast digest, Vol 1 #1072 - 41 msgs (42 lines)
1) From: Peter Barnes
Terry-
When I received my Rosto, I did a great deal of research to figure out why I could never get my roasts to be dark.
After playing around for a while, I found that the only way I could bring my coffee to 2nd crack was to roast ABOVE 115V, and to use significantly more coffee than I had been using.  I had been varying between 3 and 5 ounces, but I changed my tactic.  I preheated the Rosto, then poured the coffee beans in until they were barely "bubbling" at the beginning of the roast.  I found that this came to about 7 oz. of green coffee.  Once I made those adjustments, the Rosto was great, until the heating unit stopped working.
cheers
peter
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Message: 25
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 14:42:38 -1000
To: homeroast
From: Terry & Dona McVay 
Subject: +Caffe Rosto question...
Reply-To: homeroast
Hi Folks, I just bought in my first Rosto last week and was very dissappointed
with how lightly it roasted, checked voltage (110+), varied bean load, all 
to no
avail.  Then I remembered all the discussion on variacs, (thanks MiKe) and
started to do the research, when the little thing blew a fuse, and no heat 
at all.
I'm expecting that it's replacement will certainly do better, but if it 
doesn't..
what about the old cardboard box dodge that we recommend to the hot air
popper folks roasting up North? Is there some reason recycling the hot air to
bring up the temperature is contraindicated? I know the manual says to twist
the dial to add minutes to the roasting process, but I tend to like the 
brightness
of a 10-11 minute run into a rolling second crack, and had hoped that the 
Rosto
would do that.  Thanks in advance
Terry McVay
Captain Cook, Hi.
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