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Topic: some advice please (10 msgs / 348 lines)
1) From: PAUL RIFKIN
After roasting outside with a popper, a wok, and
lately a heat gun and iron frying pan over the side
burner of a gas bbq grill I will be moving to an
apartment and no possible way to do these "open"
methods. I need suggestions for a roaster that will
not distribute chaff all over the place and be limited
as to the coffee smells too.  The kitchen is about as
far from a window as it can be. Please, personal
experiences, not what you have read.  Thanking you all
in advance.
                               Paul
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2) From: Dave Ehrenkranz
I think you will find the Zach and Dani roaster will work. I used one  
in the house for over two years.
I have also been using my iRoast2 in the house for the last few weeks  
and have not getting any complaints. Although others tell me they  
either need to vent the iRoast2 out the window or into a working hood  
I have not had to do that. I find the iRoast2 does a far better job  
of removing the chaff from the beans than the Z & D did.
dave
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3) From: Bob
I'll second the vote for the Zach & Dani, you do get some
roasting odor, but no chaff flying around. I've had some smoke
when doing multiple back_to_back roasts, but nothing like what a
popper puts out.
Bob ~ Parker, CO

4) From: Sandy Andina
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If you can roast in a ventilated bathroom, I suggest an i-Roast 2 or  
even an SC/TO.  Put down foil all around and the chaff from the  
latter will not be a problem.
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If you can roast in a ventilated =
bathroom, I suggest an i-Roast 2 or even an SC/TO.  Put down foil all =
around and the chaff from the latter will not be a =
problem.
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After roasting outside with a = popper, a wok, andlately a heat gun and iron = frying pan over the sideburner of a = gas bbq grill I will be moving to anapartment and = no possible way to do these "open"methods. I = need suggestions for a roaster that willnot = distribute chaff all over the place and be limitedas to the coffee smells too.  The kitchen is about = asfar from a window as it can be. Please, = personalexperiences, not what you have = read.  Thanking you = allin advance.                     =           Paul Sponsored Link Mortgage = rates near 39yr lows. $420k = for $1,399/mo. Calculate new payment! homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = Sandywww.sass-music.com
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5) From: Eddie Dove
Paul,
When available again through Nesco, the former Zach & Dani's would do well.
I have a more recent model (bought this past summer), it roasted very well
and was quite capable of making dark roasts.  Smoke was non-existent, but
there were roast smells.  It was important to allow it to run completely
through the cooling process for effective chaff removal.
Hope this helps,
Eddie
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6) From: Derek Bradford
I'm not sure if a Gene Cafe is in your budget, but I roast with mine
in a room in my apartment, far from my kitchen.  I roast by the window
with the door closed, and, coupled with a room fan, all detectable
smoke is gone after about an hour.
As for coffee smells, sometimes my apartment still smells like caramel
after 12 or more hours, long after the smoke is gone.  That doesn't
bother me in the least, though.
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7) From: george
The only roaster I can think of is the Zach and Danny's.  
It has a catalitic converter to get rid of almost all of 
the smoke.  But you will still have the smell of roasting 
beans.  It is a 1/4ish pound roaster.
George  aka MadHemi Roaster
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8) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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Paul,
      I have a Z&D roaster and there is no smoke but your place will
smell like roasting coffee but no smoke I like the Z&D it is very much a
hands off roaster with very even roasts. I am glad you already have a
more manual experience previous so even though First Crack is difficult
to hear you will still know where in the roast you are by sight and
smell.  Good Roaster reasonably priced and should suit your needs just
fine.
IMO
 
 
Dennis
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FC1(SW) Dennis W. True
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9) From: Angelo
Paul,
I live in a small Manhattan apt and have been 
roasting in front of a window fan for many years. 
The fan has an exhaust mode which makes short 
shrift of the chaff and smoke. I then use a 
Honeywell table top fan, which can tilt to the 
horizontal, to cool the beans. If needs be, I can 
also switch the window fan to "intake" to aid in 
the cooling.. A perfect setup..
A+
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10) From: raymanowen
"Please, personal experiences," but if you follow any of these, you'll be
doing the reading. Won't that violate your basic stated premise?
However, you can use the gas bottle to rig your side burner, or one of the
main burners as the heat source for the drum you can cobble up to continue
roasting outside. One of my daughters has a small BBQ outside at her
apartment, and a carport- which is bigger than the covered patio.
The 500g roast was easy enough in a covered Al frypan and the chaff became
street sweeper fodder. Sarah likes to have coffee for her friends, but has
never been enamored of the drink herself. The fresh roast was great, and may
call for one of SM's stove top poppers instead of our MacGuyver Roaster.
We didn't read this- the stove top popper is just next on Sarah's list.
"Just for you, Pop"- because I like to roast coffee.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
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