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Topic: Alp cleaning & adjusting >was RE: +My 3rd Alp. (2 msgs / 47 lines)
1) From: Mike McGinness
Makes building my FrankenFormer seem like child's play:-) BTW, do you
seriously have to clean the inside roast chamber and keep it *bright &
shiny* to roast properly with the Alp! Seems to fly in the face of the usual
*need* to season a drum roaster as I understand pro roasters do. The more I
hear month after month after year about the Alp the gladder I am I went
Caffe' Rosto and learned how to control it...
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2) From: Dave Huddle
Mike,
The inside - top & ends of the roasting chamber - are polished, serving to
reflect heat back towards the roasting drum.   A dull surface would
slow down the roast. The heating elements are below the drum.   (I
think I've washed the drum only once - probably won't bother again -
it's well seasoned.)
I probably spent much less on my Alp than you did on your Rosto PLUS
mods.
Also - I'm not much of a tinkerer.   All I've ever done to my Alp is
add beans, push the button to start, another to stop, take out the
cooled, roasted beans and clean the reflector and doors.  I use an old
shop-vac to remove the chaff.
I sit in my quiet garage and read the newspaper while the machine does
the work.
Dave    Westerville, OH
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