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Topic: Tilting at poppers - was :+apology to all list members (2 msgs / 55 lines)
1) From: Angelo
Ed,
Thanks for the link, but this is not the tilting I was referring to...I 
imagine we've all done something to get the roast started when we have more 
than the recommended amount of beans - I usually stir them with a large 
chopstick until they are going on their own...
What I was asking was whether anyone has used the tilting to help fashion a 
ramp profile....rather than turning the heater/fan  on/off.
Ciao,
Angelo
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2) From: Ed Needham
Yes, I have used tilting to control the roast profile.  I guess it's
mentioned in other posts, but tilting to get the beans agitating and tilting
to allow lower air speeds on the Aromaroast (it has an air baffle) is what I
would do.  On the Aromaroast, you could open the air baffle all the way and
agitate quite a few beans, but in so doing, you would bake the beans from air
that was too cool.  By tilting the roaster, the air could be lowered AND the
beans continued to agitate, and roast at a higher temperature.  Tilting would
make the beans agitate in a vertically circular pattern, and it allowed a
larger quantity of beans to roast in the process.
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