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Topic: Re +Alpenrost (3 msgs / 77 lines)
1) From: R.N.Kyle
Hey Jeff , I was at least somewhat relieved to hear that at least one =
other person shared a similar dilemma with the alpenrost experience. =
although I do not wish anybody bad luck, and know others who have had no =
trouble at all.
Glad you finally got one that worked. You know the heat is adjustable =
accessed through the bottom panel there are to pots I believe the one =
toward the center of the card is the one you adjust using a ohm meter. 
In the achieves Mark Prince post the procedure a while back.
good luck
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC
rnkyle

2) From: Jeff Woods
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Ron, Third time was a charm with the ALP for me. First two stopped
working after a couple of roasts. The third one seems to be doing fine.
(Swissmar is pretty quick with sending replacements - and very nice
too.)
 
    I'm having a little trouble getting a dark roast though. Set on 15
the Alp shuts down before a Tanzanea Peaberry can get to a dark brown. I
may have to try a second roast as the directions indicate. All in all
I'm happy with the third machine. But it will take some practice to get
it down correctly I think. 
 
Jeff
 

3) From: Rick Farris
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MessageI had problems -- every roast I did came out a little lighter.  Then
I looked inside the machine and noticed gunk built up around the doors (boy
are they a pain in the neck to clean), and on the shiny surfaces in the lid.
I cleaned them up and I was back to 2nd crack at 18:00, or so.  If that
fails check the archives for posts from Craig Andrews or with a subject line
of "Alpenrost > 225g" and you'll find instructions on how to re-calibrate
your Alp.
-- Rick


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