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Topic: 8 lb roaster (4 msgs / 88 lines)
1) From: Harry G. Osoff
Hello Roastmasters,
My name is Harry and I am new to the group.
I was very interested in the thread about the roaster that was described as
a toaster oven as I was/still am very close to buying one.
The reason I chose that one. Is that I have a need a roaster larger than 
the home versions
but not quite ready for the 12 Kilo Probats and such.
This one seemed perfect.
I can understand his reasoning for the three circuits as he want to make 
it easy for the homeowner
that might not have a 220 line installed.
Does the group think that the idea of using Halogen lamps to heat the 
beans something that will not work?
Are there any suggestions for another roaster?
Thanks
Harry G. Osoff

2) From: Les
Look at the RK Drum!  You will save money and it will roast up to 4 pounds
and do a might fine job.
Les
On 12/9/05, Harry G. Osoff  wrote:
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3) From: mIke mcKoffee
The only decent new roaster setup I know of going for less than multi
thousands and capabable of 5# or so batches is a RK Drum grill setup. Oaxaca
Charlie routinely does 5# batches in is RK, multiple batches back to back,
small commercial volume.
Or look for a used "real" commericial roaster. Diedrich, Probat, San
Franciscan, maybe Ambex (some people swear by Ambex though Tom's opinion
they are not  of the same quality build as the others I mentioned.) Or for
fluid bed commericial roaster a Sivetz.
Remember that 8# thing you're looking at says "as short as 30 minute roast".
That's gonna be a baked lifeless dead roast by most any standards.
Regardless how it gets it's power. Halogen's used in some other designs yes,
but not yielding those slow roast times.
miKe mcKoffee
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4) From: Fred B
Harry,
After roasting with a Fresh Roast + and then the I-Roast,  I purchased a 
BBQ drum from e-bay.  It's a bit more economical than the RK drum and of 
course it's not welded and of the same quality, but it works and is only 
$79.00.  It's a good way to get started in roasting larger batches for 
around $200.  I'm pretty happy with mine now that I've made a couple of 
simple mods to make handling a bit easier.  I'm in the process of going to 
a faster motor than the std rotisserie one which should give me more even 
roasts.  You can just search on ebay to find it if you're curious.
At 03:19 PM 12/9/2005, you wrote:
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