[Homeroast] Chaff fire in Quest M3

g paris p pchforever at gmail.com
Tue Mar 6 06:44:09 CST 2012


Now Eddie:

you did not get a Hot Top I burned up!!

g

On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 5:28 PM, Eddie Dove <
southcoastcoffeeroaster at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have performed CPR on the equipment sent to the ER by Ginny.  I advocate
> the eschewing of chaff in favor of more frequent disposal.
>
> Respectfully,
>
> Eddie
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> On Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 3:17 PM, g paris p <pchforever at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > 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?
> >
> > -g
> >
> >
> >
> > 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
> > >> inside
> > >> 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
> > >> usually
> > >> roasting 4-5 batches back-to-back.
> > >>
> > >
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