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Topic: Roast2 (11 msgs / 307 lines)
1) From: Walter R. Basil
Welcome to the list Dave. You'll find a vast amount of information on  
everything you could want in coffee roasting.
I've been using the iRoast 2 since December of last year with no  
issues. I'm a happy customer with it. Good luck with whatever you  
choose to try.
-Walt
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2) From: Barry Luterman
Welcome Dave. I guess no one wants to answer your question directly. Since I 
owned both roasters. Let me try. The Z7D has the advantage of roasting in 
the house. It has a built in Catalytic converter which keeps the smoke down. 
It is,however, a bit under powered. there are websites which go into 
rewiring and beefing the unit up. there is no real way to control the ramp 
function off the shelf. The result is you tend to loose the high tones on 
your roast and one coffee tends to taste like any of the others. A good 
analogy is the coffee tastes like a stew from a crock pot rather than a stew 
made from scratch. The I-roast pretty much has to be used out doors or at 
least 2 well ventilated. But you have control over the ramp and can preserve 
the varietals flavors and the high tones. To answer your question. I started 
with the Z&D then moved up to the I-roast and was very glad I did.

3) From: Dave Ehrenkranz
Barry,
Thanks for the confirmation. I will be ordering the iRoast2 as soon as 
SweetMarias has them in stock. Other than having to roast outside or 
vent the smoke out a window it sounds like I will find the iRoast2 
superior to the Z&D.
I thought I read elsewhere that using the iRoast2 outside when the 
outside temperatures were low was a bit problematic as there was too 
much heat loss. Where do you live and has that ever been an issue? I 
live near Portland Oregon.
dave
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4) From: Michael Dhabolt
On 9/29/06, Dave Ehrenkranz  wrote:
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Dave,
Sounds like a new addition to the NW tribe of crazy coffee folks.
Barry lives in Hawaii, but shows up for the NW get togethers pretty
regularly.  Where, "near Portland Oregon" are you located.  I'm in The
Dalles.
Mike (just plain)

5) From: Dave Ehrenkranz
Mike,
I live in Warren, between the towns of Scappoose and St Helen, about 25 
mi NW of Portland along hwy 30.
What is this about "NW get togethers"? That could be fun and 
educational.
dave
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6) From: Les
Dave,
You live where we get together at least once a year (I am in Roseburg, OR)
and we get totally caffeinated!  Twice we have had Tom and Maria attend the
PNWG (Pacific Northwest Gathering)  Next year will be PNWG V.  This fall we
had an espresso jam at Mike McKoffee's house.  We had nine machines and
enjoyed another awesome meal from Mike with additions from others like
Alcheimist John's chocolate torte made from his home made chocolate.  When I
say home made, I mean homeroasted cocoa beans and processed at home to the
finished product.  Another spin off business inspired by Sweet Marias, as is
my little tamper business.  Take a look at the Thor tampers that Tom
offers.  We are a bit on the wild side here in the Northwest.
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I assume PNWG V will be advertised in this forum? Sounds like fun.
Wow - home roasted cocoa beans. I never thought of that but can't wait =
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dave
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I assume PNWG V will be advertised in this forum? Sounds like fun. 
Wow - home roasted cocoa beans. I never thought of that but can't wait
to try.
dave
On Sep 29, 2006, at 11:47 PM, Les wrote:
Dave,
You live where we get together at least once a year (I am in Roseburg,
OR) and we get totally caffeinated!  Twice we have had Tom and Maria
attend the PNWG (Pacific Northwest Gathering)  Next year will be PNWG
V.  This fall we had an espresso jam at Mike McKoffee's house.  We =
had
nine machines and enjoyed another awesome meal from Mike with
additions from others like Alcheimist John's chocolate torte made from
his home made chocolate.  When I say home made, I mean homeroasted
cocoa beans and processed at home to the finished product.  Another
spin off business inspired by Sweet Marias, as is my little tamper
business.  Take a look at the Thor tampers that Tom offers.  We are =
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bit on the wild side here in the Northwest.  
 
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Mike,
I live in Warren, between the towns of Scappoose and St
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mi NW of Portland along hwy 30. 
What is this about "NW get togethers"? That could be fun and
educational.
dave
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8) From: Michael Dhabolt
Dave,
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I know where you're at.  I worked at Trojan for a few years.  Barry
will check back in soon.....with comments.  His daughter lives in
Portland and I sort of expect to see him in the area in the not to
distant future - checking on a new grandchild.  If we can organize it,
maybe we could all meet at StumpTown for a shot or two.
Mike (just plain)

9) From: Dave Ehrenkranz
Sounds great. I would love to meet with other home roasters and learn 
some tricks. Heck if the time is right we could even meet at my home 
and enjoy homeroasted beans.
dave (still waiting for our grandchildren)
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10) From: Barry Luterman
See you guys at Stumptown. The Z&D is a hybrid fluid bed roaster. The 
i-roast is a fluid bed roaster.Both roasters are affected by ambient 
temperature. However, one method to use in the winter (not that I have to) 
is to place the roaster in a cardboard box and heat the surrounding air with 
a hair dryer. Keeping the rain off the roaster might be more of a problem in 
winter in Portland.

11) From: george
Sure, rub it in.  
George   aka the Mad Hemi Roaster in the NORTH EAST 
(drats probably never to meet Tom and Maria)
As stated earlier:
Dave,
You live where we get together at least once a year (I am 
in Roseburg, OR)
and we get totally caffeinated!  Twice we have had Tom 
and Maria attend
the PNWG (Pacific Northwest Gathering)  Next year will be 
PNWG V.  This
fall we had an espresso jam at Mike McKoffee's house.  We 
had nine
machines and enjoyed another awesome meal from Mike with 
additions from
others like Alcheimist John's chocolate torte made from 
his home made
chocolate.  When I say home made, I mean homeroasted 
cocoa beans and
processed at home to the finished product.  Another spin 
off business
inspired by Sweet Marias, as is my little tamper 
business.  Take a look at
the Thor tampers that Tom offers.  We are a bit on the 
wild side here in
the Northwest.


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