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Topic: Subject: +Alp adjustments/cleaning? (2 msgs / 62 lines)
1) From: Craig Andrews
Hi Bob,
After your private email on Jan 23th, my fairly lengthy reply to you on
Jan 25th, & my follow up email to you on Jan 28th (Have you been able to
adjust your Alp?), you haven't replied to my email..., so I'll try here
on the Homeroast list, as I see your question is asked again in;
Message: 48  Subject: +Alp adjustments/cleaning?
I gave detailed instructions on how to adjust the roast time frame
window on your Alp, (even without a volt/ohm meter), but you are some
what limited without one!
Roast time frame window start & end times, #'s 1-15, starts at 16.25mins
& increases incredimentally every 15 secs per #, to 19.55mins. Get a
timer/stopwatch & time a roast. Adjust the roast window to the middle of
the roast time frame window, #8 approx 18.10mins for start 2nd crack. I
adjust the roast time frame setting at approximately the middle of this
window, #8 (18.10mins), for the start of 2nd crack. One unit I was
working on, 1st crack was at 10.45 mins & 2nd at 13.00 mins, a 28%
shorter roast cycle. I had no scorching or tipping of the control bean
I'm using, Swissmar's Columbian Estate (not estate by the way!!) This
machine was roasting very hot & was adjusted accordingly to the proper
time frame roast window (#8).  I'm doing repair & service refurbishing
work for (Canada) Swissmar (Swissmar Imports Ltd) 35 East Beaver Creek
Rd., Unit 6  Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada L4B1B3 1-(905)-764-1121. The
(USA) Swissmar Imports Inc  6391 Walmore Road Niagara Falls, NY. 14304
1-87-SWISSMAR (1-877-947-7627) warehouse is where all the US roasters
are shipped to for warranty work/replacement. All the roasters are then
shipped to the Canadian address. Believe you/me, there's enough of them!
I said heat is regulated by a thermocouple attached to the heating
element, proper adjustment of potentiometer/variable resistor (Vr1), &
by the ambient air temperature correction sensor on Ver 1.1.  The
thermocouple is spotwelded to the left front heating element, under the
stainless retaining clamp & has no bearing on being defective, or gunked
up with dust/chaff/goo and limiting the roast somehow. The heating
element, if viewed in a darked room, will *GLOW* orange & all
particulate matter is burned off. The thermal fuse & thermostat are also
not affected by particulate matter.You say you keep it clean, is the
stainless reflector on the lid, inside the roast chamber clean & shiny?
The Alp relys on & needs these reflective surfaces to help it roast
evenly & consistently. The Alp is also weight sensitive..., are you
weighing 8oz roasts to 225-227 grams? I hope the information I sent you
earlier (privately), & now will help.
Cheers!
Regards,
Craig.
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2) From: Bob Trancho
Craig,
Thanks for the assistance. I never received either of your off-list
replies.  I'll contact you off list with details.
Bob Trancho
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