[Homeroast] Alpenrost - end of service

miKe mcKoffee mcKona at comcast.net
Fri Aug 27 22:09:36 CDT 2010

RIP. Ten years seems pretty darned good for a home roasting appliance. Will
there be a combination Wake and Welcome to Our Home party when the HT

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com 
> [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On 
> Behalf Of Manjo Iyer
> Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2010 9:46 AM
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Subject: [Homeroast] Alpenrost - end of service
> After almost a decade of roasting my alpenrost finally quit, it was
> pretty dramatic. I was roasting a batch of sumatra lintong blue batak
> and I was going to roast it FC++. I heard the beans enter 2nd crack
> and I heard the roaster make some odd noises, a few seconds later I
> was going to push the cool button when all the lights went out and the
> machine just died. I had to quickly dump the beans as they started to
> sizzle in the hot drum. I really enjoyed using this machine. Last time
> I was in SFO I visited sweetmarias with an intention of buying a
> HotTop roaster, but maria advised me to wait till the alpenrost quit
> working, shipping was free any way. So yesterday I placed the order
> for a Hot Top. Lets see if I can get 10yrs out of it, I am excited
> about it as I can *see* my beans roasting its going to be fun after
> roasting for so many years in the blind.
> -- 
> Cogito Ergo Sum
> --- manjo

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