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Lydbox

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Chaff: emerging from the front of the bullet
« on: August 01, 2017, 04:22:51 AM »
I did my first roast yesterday [500g seasoning roast] and experienced exhaust from the front lower portion of the bullet accompanied by chaff spewing into the cooling tray during the roast ..very little collected in the chaff collector - I was using the recommended P6 seasoning settings...any advice on whether this is part of normal operation...or user error?

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Re: Chaff: emerging from the front of the bullet
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017, 04:46:31 PM »
Have you managed to fix it?

Very curious about your situation


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Re: Chaff: emerging from the front of the bullet
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 04:49:13 PM »
Is the fan working OK?  Can you feel the exhaust if you hold your hand above the fan opening?

I had this happen when the fan was not on correctly, and also when you get some small pieces of chaff, on some beans (e.g. dry process).

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Re: Chaff: emerging from the front of the bullet
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2017, 12:56:33 AM »
I usually get almost as much chaff (and sometimes more) coming out the front as out back, so I wouldn't worry about that. The smoke, if you're getting a significant amount, is more worrying.
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Re: Chaff: emerging from the front of the bullet
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2017, 06:03:28 AM »
It's normal to get some out the front, but if it's excessive then as Firstcrack mentioned check your fan, I use at least F3 in the latter part of the roast, generally higher. Additionally make sure your filter isn't blocked, obviously not an issue on the first roast, but it can clog quite quickly if you have the old style (small) filter still.