Today I tested the capacity of my newest chimney. I had over a pound of greens I had just roasted in my turbo beast, so I decided to see how much the new glass would hold, this being the parameter deciding how much it will roast. Slowly adding beans, I finally got to 300 GR before it became half full. So, since I have noticed that after the chamber gets over half full circulation goes right down to negligible, I surmise that this thing will cook a final batch weight of about 300 GR. Have not tried it as yet, but I think my souped up Poppery should do it fine. PeterZ Still making improvements on the Turbo Beast, here in LHC.
Peter, if you ever settle down with a 'that's good enough' setup you gotta get a summary up on the web with photos. I am wishing I pursued a big batch size PIDed popper after getting an iRoast. It works but I was doing 1 cup batches (stirring) on a popper with manual heater control, now I'm down to 3/4 cup. Keep at it.....! tom:) petzul wrote: <Snip>
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Petzul It can be done. But I found that a ˝ lb. (227 gram) didn’t sound = quite as labored (fan) during the roast. And the half pound roast works out = perfect for my consumption habit. I can also back off on the fan voltage a bit = so I am not variac-ing it to above design voltage the whole time. Unlike the heating coil – the fans on my three popperys seem to be pretty = consistent about how much beans they will loft. I oil the bearings on the motors = when I have them apart for mods – hope it will benefit the longevity of the motor. Mike (just plain)
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Petzul Forgot the picture.http://w3.saw.net/~mldhab/2Starting%20first.jpgMike (just plain)
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Nice ducting system. From: homeroast-admin [mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Michael Dhabolt Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2005 1:30 AM To: Homeroast Sweetmarias. Com Subject: +300 Gr in air popper Petzul Forgot the picture.http://w3.saw.net/~mldhab/2Starting%20first.jpgMike (just plain)
Great set up Michael. Jared On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 22:29:50 -0800, Michael Dhabolt wrote: <Snip>
Great job Michael, and thanks for the pic! It is so much fun to tinker and get the rewards of great coffee besides :) More and more of my friends are wanting my coffee, so I have been developing roasters that do larger batches. I know, RK Drum, but I am not finished with 20 Amp circuits yet! PeterZ Still a bit shy with gas, here in LHC. Michael Dhabolt wrote: <Snip>