Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting

Alpenrost Guide for Roasting Less Than 8 Ounce Batches

(For Experienced Roaster / Operators)

Experienced roaster/operators can use the Alpenrost to test smaller samples of green beans by doing a "manual roast." This technique will allow the roaster to roast in smaller quantities (IE: 125gr. /4oz.) rather than the �recommended 225gr. /8oz. Quantities and to significantly shorten the roast time. In some cases this could be less than 10 minutes roast time before cool cycle is initiated.

Regardless of the quantity up to 225gr. /8oz., simply follow the instructions in the manual and supplemental warning sheet enclosed with each unit, except that the setting should be set to maximum #15 (20:05 sec.) and the roast must be constantly monitored and the cool button pressed when the roaster/operator determines the desired level of roast.

Never unplug unit until cool cycle is complete. Do not open lid while roasting or cool cycle is in progress. Wait until unit shuts down before opening lid and removing beans.

Note: Roast times shorten considerably with smaller quantities and certain types of beans. This technique will require the roaster/operator to identify the first crack and second crack to gauge these roasts properly while also considering the smoke emission.

Important: Prior to each use: Always be sure all removable parts are properly cleaned and placed on unit. Always allow 30 minutes cooling time between roasts. Always remove chaff from Drum, Chaff Tray, Vent and area where vent attaches to unit. Always clean Roast Chamber, especially 2 half -moon doors at end of Chamber. Use damp cloth, sponge or nylon pad with mild detergent.

IMPORTANT: Read and follow all safety instructions in manual prior to each use and cleaning.


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