My iRoast 1 just died (3 of 4 tabs dead on the lid) and I don't want to order parts to rebuild it. I roast about 2 pounds per week, and roast primarily for coffee and occasionally for espresso. I usually have 1-2 cups per day, primarily in my Hario or Cona Vac pots but some via Americano's though my PID'd Silvia. Thoughts are HotTop or IRoast 2. What are the lists thoughts?
I just upgraded from an i-roast to a Hottop and am very pleased. Can do 2 250 gr. roasts back to back and am through roasting for the week. Coffee doesn't seem to need as much rest time. Takes some of the art and creativity out of the mix than the I-roast offers. But on the other hand it is tremendously consistent regardless of the ambient temperature.I save my art and creativity now for pulling G-d shots. Glad I upgraded
How satisfied were you with the results from the IRoast 1? If highly satisfied probably makes sense to get an IRoast II. If only somewhat satisfied maybe spring for the additional $$ and get a HotTop. Most people who have them and don't require larger than 1/2# range batches semm to be highly satisfied. miKe mcKoffee URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before. www.MDMProperties.net <Snip>
The RK drum is probably your best bet if you do not want to build your own. With batches up to 5lbs and a proven track record by it user, it hard to beat. Otherwise get the HotTop, it sould like everyone who has one like it also though the batch sizes are smaller. I am sure you will get a great deal of input on this question. I really enjoyed building my own and though some may not like to use there free time for this effort, I enjoyed it and look forward to my next one. Regards, Ed Quesada Coffee maker roasterhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/60581251/?saved=1B. Scott Harroff wrote: <Snip>
Any reason not to consider the Stir Crazy / Turbo Oven (SCTO) combo? It would quite easily meet your needs and is less than $100 investment... LarryD On 11/23/05, B. Scott Harroff wrote: <Snip>