What would cause a light brown liquid to drip?


#1

Hi everyone! For three roasts in a row I’ve had a drip of what appears to be oil at the front vent, right side? Only sporadically…any ideas?

Thanks!


#2

How much are you roasting?


#3

500 g roasts - 3 yesterday, same bean. Going to try a different bean. Also noticing less chaff in the collector


#4

Perhaps the rear chaff collector is plugged?


#5

That’s likely condensation… hot moist roast gases hitting cold surfaces. Is the ambient temp lower than normal in your roast area?


#6

Keep up the airflow to vent out that moisture, also check if your chaff filter might be clogged if this suddenly happened…


#7

I’m getting the same thing. I’m doing about 8 pounds in an evening, but this just started happening. I’m keeping the chaff collector clean. Any other thoughts? The liquid isn’t hot at all.


#8

I think I resolved my issue by cleaning the chaff filter, the basket. I used a wire brush and Simple Green cleaner. At first I didn’t think it was very clogged, it after cleaning it was very apparent that it was. I was also getting an unusual amount of chaff coming out of the front vent during roasting.

Try a thorough cleaning of the vent fan and the chaff basket.

Good luck and let me know if you get it resolved!


#9

Thanks for the tip. Will do.