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Topic: Inexpensive 1# roasters (3 msgs / 69 lines)
1) From: Russell Green
It's been a while since I posted, but here goes.
I've been using the following setup for 1# and 10 oz. batches and am  
quite pleased with the results: A Ronco 4000 Rotisserie ($100 new on  
ebay), custom fabricated drum from an ebay seller ("Coffee Roaster's  
Club")--the design could use some help, but it does work--$45, plus  
the timer from a $20 toaster oven hooked up to a 750W ceramic heating  
element from MorElectric.com--$40 seated atop a galvanized electric  
outlet box. Get insulated welder's gloves (about $15 at your local  
hardware store). Total ~ $230.
Roast times: 13-17 minutes to Vienna for 10 oz, 19-22 minutes for 1#  
batches. Roast times are less if I preheat the rotisserie and the  
weather cooperates. You can roast as many batches in sequence as you  
like.
I could put a picture in the email if you're interested.
Russ Green

2) From: Yvonne Fleck
Ha!  I had no idea there were so many coffee 'nuts' out there.  In fact they
really should be called coffee nuts, not coffee beans, right?
With all the advice I have received today I think I need to be a welder, an
electrician - and a fireman but I think I am up for the challenge.  Thank
you everyone for your input - it has definitely given me something to think
about over the next couple of days.
Yvonne
On 5/31/06, Russell Green  wrote:
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3) From: Steve Hay
On 5/31/06, Russell Green  wrote:
It's been a while since I posted, but here goes.
I've been using the following setup for 1# and 10 oz. batches and am
quite pleased with the results: A Ronco 4000 Rotisserie ($100 new on
ebay), custom fabricated drum from an ebay seller ("Coffee Roaster's
Club")--the design could use some help, but it does work--$45, plus
the timer from a $20 toaster oven hooked up to a 750W ceramic heating
element from MorElectric.com--$40 seated atop a galvanized electric
outlet box. Get insulated welder's gloves (about $15 at your local
hardware store). Total ~ $230.
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Russ I am interested in some pics either off or on list depending on the
list rules for such things.  Please email me off list with pics or use
www.imageshack.us and send a link here for us all.
Sounds like a neat roaster!
Steve
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