[Homeroast] Just bought a Swissmar Alpenrost

Dave McCracken dcm at mccr.org
Sat Jun 4 10:51:19 CDT 2011

On Saturday, June 04, 2011, you wrote:
> A quick question: since the numbers on it don't change the temperature
> - only the time - should I even bother worrying about which number to
> use?  I know you can't see the roast, but you can hear it (and I
> believe you can manually override it and automatically kick in the
> cooling cycle), so I'm wondering if I should just crank it up and pay
> attention.

I had an Alpenrost for a few years (till the heating element burned out).  I 
always just cranked the time up and listened.  I usually roasted to the 
beginning of second crack.  The machine is not very noisy and it's easy to 
hear the cracks.

Dave McCracken

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