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Topic: Caffe Roaster > RE: +A Non-Traditional offering (40 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
If you meant Caffe' Rosto the answer is unequivocal yes, mod the Rosto. I
roasted with a stock Rosto over a year then added a variac thinking to help
with cold whether roasting. Marginal improvement since boosting voltage
would increase heater and increase fan which fought each other for any real
control. Some benefit yes, but not much. Few days later since Rosto fan AC
easy to split wire did so and ran fixed fan voltage variac controlled heater
for a couple weeks. Much better control! Then added variable boosted fan
control. Ultimate control any profile from FR like 6min speed roast to 20
mintute drum style roast. Boosted fan also enabled doing primarily
1/2#/227gr batches the last number of years. Smaller batches of course no
problem. Even did a 28gr greens batch for the heck of it once, (enough for
one double shot:-) Also did a full one pound batch once, now that was insane
for the Rosto size roast chamber and took constant tilt-o-rockin in addition
to fan maxed at 144v!
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
	From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Steven Sobel
	Sent: Saturday, September 09, 2006 11:25 PM
	
	Doug,
	 
	I have been using a Caffe Roaster and have been debating whether I
should try to modify it, get a Gene Coffee Roaster or a HotTop.  However,
your roaster sounds interesting.  Please count me in.  Thanks.


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