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Topic: 3rd. Alp (10 msgs / 237 lines)
1) From: R.N.Kyle
after two not real good alp, I finally got one that works. YEA, 
Roasted 6   225 gram batches yesterday.
I had some Columbian samples I saved for the test runs.
121 volts at plug and I use a 882 joules surge protector
1- loaded it and set it on 8, ambient temp 66 degrees
2 -first crack 14:30  rolling 1st crack 15:45
3- 2nd crack 17:15  
4- Ended at 18:20 rolling 2nd crack 
5- beans nice and dark, shinny, no oil
Second batch ( load size and ambient temp stays the same)
1 loaded and set on 6
2 1st crack 14:00  Rolling along good at 16:30
3- 2nd crack 17:00
4- end 17:50  nice dark brown dry
The next two were Guat. Ant. same load and temp
1 load and set on 8    
2- 1st crack 14:00  rolling along at 15:30
3-2nd. crack 17:00
4 end 18:20 rolling 2nd crack. 
5 beans nice and dark, shinny.
next batch
1 load and set on 5
2- 1st crack 14:10
3- 2nd crack 16:50
4 finish at 17:30 nice med brown dry
It seems to be consistent, and my be running a bit hot, but does a great =
job, and after tasting the finished product I was not disappointed, I =
found it to be a heavier bodied and much smoother coffee then air =
roasted to the same degree, almost silky. I really like it and hope it =
holds up.
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC
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2) From: R.N.Kyle
Same with me I kept a one lb gave two 1/2 lbs away and sold 1 lb . 
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC

3) From: R.N.Kyle
I will John. Rick wanted be to compare some Indonesian, drum roasted and =
air roasted. I will so some Sumatra next week and report back.
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC

4) From: R.N.Kyle
thanks Mike
Rick sorry if I didn't cut and paste I usually do. 
I also have a phone modem, but do not find it much of a bother. but it =
does make it easer to sort thru the many posts and replies we get on =
this list.
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC
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5) From: TFisher511
rnkyle writes:
Hey, the third time is charm. Works almost every time. Now what are you going 
to do with 3 pounds of fresh roasted coffee? We all know what John would do 
.... happy neighbors!!
Terry F

6) From: John Abbott
HEY - its about time!  Congratulations!  Glad to hear of yet one more happy
drum roaster. You ARE going to give us a cupping report on them next, right?

7) From: Rick Farris
John wrote:
Think about the effect, not just on us poor dial-up users, but on the people
reading the digest version when several people don't have the courtesy to
trim a 275 line post.  Page down, page down, page down, page down...
-- Rick
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8) From: John Abbott
It was a tongue in cheek agreement with you Rick.  I'm one of those poor
folks on a dial-up (and its networked) but it doesn't really bother me -
I've been compiling and reading for years (started on ARPA) and realize that
people don't often clean up reply mail.  Everything in life has a price -
and the price for digest mode is that you get it ALL in digest mode. I've
often wondered why people don't just set up a folder for the coffee list and
have it automatically go to that folder and read it when they get the
chance - but then I wonder about a lot of things - when birds fly south, why
do they go back North knowing what its like up there?
I'm a roasting fool today!  I've finally found the beans I promised John,
and I found 2 pounds of Hawaiian from the coop buy that was stored in the
wrong place (wrong because I couldn't remember it).  So along with Kona,
Uganda Budadiri AA-S, I'm hip deep in CRLM.
John - Really loving life in the slow lane

9) From: Mike McGinness
From: "R.N.Kyle" 
Glad to hear you finally go a working Alp and are enjoying!
MM;-) aka Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
Dual Variable Transformer Rosto Roasting
Rocky grindin' - Miss Silvia brewin'
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10) From: Rick Farris
I knew that.  ;-)  It's just that I'm still sore from the whipping I got
when I suggested that maybe it might be ok to post in html, when I don't
even do it.  You were in the middle of that one, too, weren't you?  :-)
Funny you should mention the Budadiri.  I started homeroasting almost
exactly a year ago, so today I went through my inventory and decided to
roast up my oldest beans so I can keep my inventory no older than a year.
So I roasted my last pound-and-a-half of the Budadiri I got last year,
three-quarters of a pound of the older Kenya AB Gakui Lot #143, and a pound
of old crop ('01) Columbian Mesa de Los Santos.  It took me about three
hours, all told.  I love my Alpenrost.
I've still got a pound of the Columbian to use up, and then I'll be up to
late March or early April.  I didn't start really laying in the coffee until
June, when I moved here to Arizona and my usage went from a couple of pounds
per month to a couple of pounds per week.
-- Rick

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