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  1. Yip if I need a kilo out. Yeah, I think you have to. Closing the SD by 1 normally does it for me.
  2. Yeah I think it is over proofing. Maybe knock back the yeast more or fire it in fridge quicker. I leave out for 12h before the fridge.
  3. I use 0.2g per 110g of flour (110g being a pizza skin for me)
  4. How long do you proof for? I have tried a 72 hr proof but dough becomes quite hard to manage after this. Seems to look all elasticity and becomes very wet. I use 00 with 65% hydration.
  5. Hi Hasi, it may have been the build up of chaff. I shall empty after each roast and try the SD arm trick to remove any chaff in the drum. Yes I have a CO2 extinguisher ready in case there is ever a fire I have reread Daves manual and to be fair mentions the points. Sounds like I’ll be fine if I keep an eye on the chaff more often.
  6. So a worrying think happened tonight. I roasted 2 kilos back to back in the Dalian. When I was finished and the roaster was cooled I went to empty the cyclone tray, only to see that the chaff had caught fire at some point as was burned on the top. Does anyone know why this would have happened as I’d like to avoid it in future.
  7. Got any pictures to share? I did a couple of roasters today. Look ok. Shall be sampling in a couple of days.
  8. Hi, I have the opportunity to get some green beans to roast in my Amazon Dalian which have been infusing in a whiskey barrel. I know this is quite a popular option for some companies out there selling roasted beans. I wondered: 1) has anyone tried roasted beans which have been infused in w whiskey barrel 2) is the whiskey flavour noticeable in the finished roast 3) is it safe to roast these beans in a roaster like the Amazon Dalian. Any commend helpful before I decide to buy them or not.
  9. Let us know how you get on. Good luck.
  10. Interesting as mine was not connected. I would remove it as it may have moved in transit. Check for something causing a misaligned connection and then try again.
  11. Hi, I didn’t have a problem lining them up. I would make sure that the end connected to the roaster is fit properly. If it’s a bit squint then this could cause the problem. Is your table solid? If this was bowed with the weight then this could cause the misalignment. I know you have probably done this already but I would play about with the connections, with nothing tightened, and see if that helps any.
  12. Jeez!!! Cool I’ll try that tonight after fitting the wider flue. It’s maybe to do with the SD being partially open. [email protected]
  13. I think I have it around 7/8 when cooling. I also still have the 3 inch flue, being replaced with a 4” flue today as it happens, so don’t know if this will make a difference to the chaff being extracted out the flue.
  14. Was looking for a bit of advice on this. Underneath my chaff collection tray there is a lot of chaff (after roasting 3kg). Does this look like a normal amount.m, and what is the best way to clean under the tray. A vacuum cleaner with a long nozzle or can the tray come off?
  15. You can freeze it and take it out the day you want to use it. Makes much better dough.
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