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Topic: Whirley:: WAS::+Inexpensive 1# roasters (36 lines)
1) From: Rodney Stanton
I know folks think I am fibbing when I say this but, I really do roast one pound* in my Whirley on my Stove Top.  Cheap, easy, effective.  The only downside is that you do the turning.
Rodney
*one pound of most beans, nothing Monsooned
----- Original Message ----
From: Russell Green 
To: homeroast
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 4:29:32 PM
Subject: +Inexpensive 1# roasters
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


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