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.
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.