Folks- Had the oddest roast this morning. To see pictures go here:http://www.geocities.com/piettewtnet/oddroast.html,but the long and short of it is that I roasted to the full extent of the Alp's roasting time, and ended up with ten unroasted beans! Any ideas? Cheers Dan
Full extent? And that's as dark as it got? I don't have an Alp, I have the Hearthware Std. but if I were to roast to the full extent I'd end up with charcoal. By the looks of the uneven roast you have in the picture I'd say you Alp is hosed. I have to admit the white beans are a mystery to me. I've never seen that color before, raw or roasted. Curious Monty At 12:04 PM 11/30/00 -0600, you wrote: <Snip>
Are you sure that you didn't spill those 10 beans into the collection cup when inserting the drum into the Alp? Todd
Have not roasted Malabar Gold with an Alp but have had similar results with other beans and a HWP. Prehaps not as dramatic as your results but I think it is the beans. How did the resultant roast taste-don't remember which beans I had similar results with (Yemeni I think) but do remember it made a great cup of coffee. thanks for sharing our trip pics-hope to do the same in my spare time.
Indeed. As I said, I had a regular roast about an hour before this odd one, and everything worked fine. The other time the roast went the full length it looked as if I had bought the beans at Starbucks. The color is the color of the Malabar gold blend. I think that there are some monsooned beans in there... Dan
Nope. I load the drum vertically, and all the beans are in the end when I insert it into the trace.
At times during agitation I've had a few lighter beans pop out into the collection tray before the roast finished - I usually pick them out when I put them in the colander for cooling. However, unless you were roasting in the Arctic outside or without the collection tray or with the cover open, you've probably got a problem. I'll wager the computer flipped out on this roast. If it continues on other roasts then it's fried. One of my Alps lost it's computer completely - it only shows 1 now. Swissmar has a replacement on the way, but luckily I've got a backup already so I'm not panicking... Roast another batch and see if it continues... Mike Dan Piette wrote: <Snip>