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Topic: Was +Large Batch Roaster, Now SC/TO mods (2 msgs / 42 lines)
1) From: Peter Schmidt
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Jim,
I'm curious about your mods on your 2 roasters, i.e., SC heating =
element, stirring arms, spacer, etc.
Anytime I get close to a pound I get uneven roasts.  My guess is =
insufficient agitation and higher heat in the airflow near the outside.
Are you able to share any pics?  I use two of them also, and can easily =
net 5lbs. per hour, but would be happier to net a full pound per batch.
Thanks,
peter schmidt
  You can also use the SC/TO for larger batch sizes. Just finished =
roasting 40# of green this weekend for a special event rotating 2 SC/TO =
setups doing 20 oz at a time on each. Held up great.
  I also have a bbq drum I built some years ago but prefer the SC/TO =
because I can see the roast progress. On the bbq, I can't see the beans =
without lifting the cover. When I do that, all that heat gets out!
  Jim

2) From: Jim McClellan
Peter,
Very minor mods. I replaced the nut that holds the rods with a metal one and added some aluminum chain spacers to the rods for increased agitation. I also use a metal ring that came with one of the TO's to raise it up, otherwise the fan would be in the beans. No profiling, just turn it on and let her rip. End up with great, even roasts that compare with what I get from the Hottop. Usually takes about 17 minutes to get to City, 18 to full city, but times are very dependant on ambiant temps.
Jim
Peter Schmidt  wrote:       Jim,
  
 I'm curious about your  mods on your 2 roasters, i.e., SC heating element, stirring arms, spacer,  etc.
  
 Anytime I get close to  a pound I get uneven roasts.  My guess is insufficient agitation and higher  heat in the airflow near the outside.
  
 Are you able to share  any pics?  I use two of them also, and can easily net 5lbs. per hour, but  would be happier to net a full pound per batch.
  
 Thanks,
 peter  schmidt
     


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