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Topic: 6# roaster ? (8 msgs / 175 lines)
1) From: Gary Townsend
Came across this *gem* this morning. I'm always curious about anything
to do with roasting coffee. But this seems somewhat unlikely capable
as a 6 # roaster. Anyone seen one of these in action?
 eBay Item number: 4380116094http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=38179&item=43801=16094&tc=photo
TostaCaffe' Coffee Bean Roaster with Exhaust System. Back-to-Back
Roast up to 6 pounds of green coffee beans at a time with roast times
as little as 30 minutes depending on the degree of roast or type of
bean. Dual heating sources include 1000 watt halogen heat/lamp with
1600 internal ceramic heating element. Exhaust system is powered by
cyclone venturi power induction draft system which can be manually
modulated by internal valve. This roaster is designed for countertop
use with 3" exhaust vent. Roaster cabinet dimensions are 18 inches
deep, 24 inches long, by 16 inches high. Drum dimensions are 6 inches
in diameter by 16 inches in length, 5/32 inch perforated 18 gauge
aluminum sidewalls with 20 gauge plated steel end caps. This product
requires at least one 30 amp 115/117 v. AC or two 20 amp 115/117 v. AC
service outlets, one for the internal cabinet heating element and one
for the halogen lamp system. Product includes one year warranty on
workmanship and materials.
-- 
"Not all things that are countable, count, and not all things that count,
are countable". Albert Einstien

2) From: Gary Townsend
Came across this *gem* this morning. I'm always curious about anything
to do with roasting coffee. But this seems somewhat unlikely capable
as a 6 # roaster. Anyone seen one of these in action?
eBay Item number: 4380116094http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=38179&item=43801=16094&tc=photo
TostaCaffe' Coffee Bean Roaster with Exhaust System. Back-to-Back
Roast up to 6 pounds of green coffee beans at a time with roast times
as little as 30 minutes depending on the degree of roast or type of
bean. Dual heating sources include 1000 watt halogen heat/lamp with
1600 internal ceramic heating element. Exhaust system is powered by
cyclone venturi power induction draft system which can be manually
modulated by internal valve. This roaster is designed for countertop
use with 3" exhaust vent. Roaster cabinet dimensions are 18 inches
deep, 24 inches long, by 16 inches high. Drum dimensions are 6 inches
in diameter by 16 inches in length, 5/32 inch perforated 18 gauge
aluminum sidewalls with 20 gauge plated steel end caps. This product
requires at least one 30 amp 115/117 v. AC or two 20 amp 115/117 v. AC
service outlets, one for the internal cabinet heating element and one
for the halogen lamp system. Product includes one year warranty on
workmanship and materials.
-- 
"Not all things that are countable, count, and not all things that count,
are countable". Albert Einstien

3) From: Dan Bollinger
Yeh,  I posted this on alt.coffee yesterday.   What a ripoff!
Came across this *gem* this morning. I'm always curious about anything
to do with roasting coffee. But this seems somewhat unlikely capable
as a 6 # roaster. Anyone seen one of these in action?
eBay Item number: 4380116094http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category8179&itemC80116094&tc=photoTostaCaffe' Coffee Bean Roaster with Exhaust System. Back-to-Back
Roast up to 6 pounds of green coffee beans at a time with roast times
as little as 30 minutes depending on the degree of roast or type of
bean. Dual heating sources include 1000 watt halogen heat/lamp with
1600 internal ceramic heating element. Exhaust system is powered by
cyclone venturi power induction draft system which can be manually
modulated by internal valve. This roaster is designed for countertop
use with 3" exhaust vent. Roaster cabinet dimensions are 18 inches
deep, 24 inches long, by 16 inches high. Drum dimensions are 6 inches
in diameter by 16 inches in length, 5/32 inch perforated 18 gauge
aluminum sidewalls with 20 gauge plated steel end caps. This product
requires at least one 30 amp 115/117 v. AC or two 20 amp 115/117 v. AC
service outlets, one for the internal cabinet heating element and one
for the halogen lamp system. Product includes one year warranty on
workmanship and materials.
-- 
"Not all things that are countable, count, and not all things that count,
are countable". Albert Einstien

4) From: Gary Townsend
 Dan Bollinger  wrote:
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I was looking at it thinking about liability issues.
( Wonder where I got that from...Dan ;-). 
The 6 #'s caught my eye, during an eBay search. 
WTF? An electric roaster that's hitting 6 #'s ??? 
Looks like a George Foreman type rotisserie with 2 halon search
lights, how can someone market such a device? 2600 watts on a 30a
circuit seems to be pushing it, and I'm not an electrical engineer, by
any means. 30 minute roast ( I'm assuming for a full load of 6#'s)...
I'm skeptical about it's claims...

5) From: Jason Molinari
not only taht, i'm not sure how 6# of coffee work work
in a 6" diameter drum...that seems awful small.
jason
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6) From: John Abbott
With the wires running across the face of the unit it certainly looks
like a one man garage shop operation - and based on the asking price I'm
guessing that there aren't more than two people who've seen it operate;
the builder and who ever buys it.
On Sun, 2005-05-08 at 08:36 -0500, Gary Townsend wrote:
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7) From: Dan Bollinger
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I wouldn't know!  But as long as we are talking about liability...
One version of the device requires two electrical plugs.  This is considered
bad practice, if not incompliant.  Dan

8) From: R.N.Kyle
That's true, when I was building 6 lb drums it took a drum 8" in diameter by
18" long. and although you could do 6.5 lbs it roasted best at 5.5 lbs
RK


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