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Topic: My Goof (4 msgs / 92 lines)
1) From: dennis staab
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The Alpenroast cost 289.00, that's what I paid, I had four of the thing =
before I yelled uncle....refund. Ok, I'll start over, the Chinese dollar =
is worth 12 cents on our dollar, wouldn't that make the Aloenroast worth =
34.68 ?
Thanks for the ideas on the amount of bean or process to fine the right =
amount, got a new question. Using a temperature probe to roast by (Costa =
Rican beans) what temperature does anyone think is a good stopping point =
to get the best favor but not go near second crack, it's a mild coffee! =
I tried 425 and tasted really green, 440 seem to loss the flavor, not =
much body in the bean in the first place. I got right a couple times, =
maybe roasting in the garage on really cold days had a affect on the =
roast???
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Happy Days
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Dennis
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2) From: John Blumel
On Jan 10, 2004, at 4:11pm, dennis staab wrote:
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If it were selling in China for 289.00 Yuan, then, it would, 
theoretically, be worth, according to the currency converter at xe.com, 
US$34.92. However, a) I doubt that it is selling for that price in 
China and b) since it is selling for US$289.00 in this country and 
people are buying it for that price, it would seem to be worth 
US$289.00.
John Blumel

3) From: Thompson Owen
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If it were selling in China for 289.00 Yuan, then, it would, 
theoretically, be worth, according to the currency converter at 
xe.com, US$34.92. However, a) I doubt that it is selling for that 
price in China
Probably true, but I really wonder what the cost is for the 
manufacturers - frankly I have no idea. But how can Swissmar replace 
machines, and keep taking out ads if they aren't making a healthy 
markup. And thats fine too, nothing wrong with it since its their 
(well, anthony's) design, and they went through a few years of agony 
to produce it. But I wish there was more improvement in these 
roasters. Theres certainly room for it! When the i-roast comes along, 
and jeez thats taking forever, I think we'll see a step forward like 
all roaster mfgs should be doing. The i-roast isnt perfect and theres 
still room for improvement, but nobody can deny that it IS a step 
forward... well, i guess I am just grumpy today, but if you can 
imagine that for every roaster problem that each of you have had, 
maria and I have to deal with it exponentially more, and its 
frustrating. I just hate hearing about someone going through 4 
alpenrosts...  Tom
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            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thomspon Owen george

4) From: Rick W
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I do too and hope that these newer Alps are not the problem.  Mine is
over 3 years old (440 roasts) and still going very strong!  Just did 6
back-to-back roasts today for 3lbs of coffee and 4 is my normal routine.
But...I've wondered if the longevity and track record of my machine has
anything to do with it being a version 1 before the "temp compensation
improvements"?  I do religiously follow Anthony's advice about keeping
the Alp clean and like to believe that it's longevity is due to
preventive maintenance.
Rick Waits


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