Andy and Eugenia,
Some old crusty coffee guys used to always try to tell me that you aren't a real roaster until you've had a fire. I always told them that was total bullshit, and they should shut their pie holes.
Still, a fire can be good event to learn from. I know that y'all have an L12, and that those muthers have like a million nooks and crannies. Sometimes you just can't clean every possible smolder spot. And even if it's clean, you can't be sure.
Happy to hear that you'll be up and running soon.
(watch out for the PTSD...no joke, it really can happen. Get back on the horse)
Trish D. Rothgeb