Thanks for the reply...the information you state could very well have caused the problem. I trashed the whole thing because it smelled so bad!
Truth be known, I could have kept the thing cleaner. And if a bean did get stuck, well, you know what happened.
I think I'm going to save up and get some sort of drum roaster. They look like they could last forever. In the mean time, just down the street from me, is Java City. Since this coffee house has a roaster, a big one imported from Italy, capable of doing 25 pound batches, I've asked if they could roast my inventory on hand. We have a deal set up so that I can get a couple pounds of fresh roasted coffee weekly for a small amount of homebrew! Such a deal!
Thanks again for your imput.