[Homeroast] Chaff fire in Quest M3
g paris p
pchforever at gmail.com
Sat Mar 3 15:17:07 CST 2012
wow, this is the ONLY roaster I have not set on fire. I am either being
more careful or simply lucky.
chaff will light up fast. I still have burn marks on my deck when I totally
burned up a Hot Top; it was on fire...
CLEAN OUT THE CHAFF COLLECTOR EVERY ROAST, let's not be lazy. you will end
up with not only less concern
about fire but a better roast because of all around air flow.
why would you not clean the chaff collector aster very roast?
On Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 12:50 AM, Jeff Bensen <jbensen-0007 at xemaps.com>wrote:
> I also roast 4-5 batches back-to-back and have been cleaning the chaff
> collector on my Quest after every roast using a small shop vac dedicated to
> that purpose. It literally takes about two seconds to vacuum the inside
> area and the mesh strainer. I do this mainly to keep the airflow consistent
> from batch to batch, but it may also help reduce the risk of a chaff fire.
> -- Jeff B.
> At 09:29 PM 3/2/2012, sci wrote:
> I had a little chaff fire in the Quest just now. I was roasting Sumatra
>> Aceh Dry Hulled, hoping to hit V-, climbing up to 2C, around 425F I got a
>> torrents of billowing smoke clouds coming out the back vent. Looking
>> the chaff collector I found a little fire going, so I just let it burn out
>> by turning down the fan a little. This is my first Quest fire. Nothing bad
>> happened, except some smoke in the kitchen. I roast so the smoke mostly
>> goes into my outdoor vented hood. I do clean out the chaff collector about
>> every other roast, but will probably start doing it every time. I'm
>> roasting 4-5 batches back-to-back.
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