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Topic: Dream roaster (was Re: +FedEx from China - PNWG V will be first to see "Production" Behmor 1600) (38 lines)
1) From: Randall Nortman
On Fri, Jun 15, 2007 at 05:57:57PM -0700, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
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Here's my list:
- Roasts 1/4 lb to 1 lb per batch, with equally controllable
  results/profiles.  (That is, doesn't roast 1/4lb too fast and
  doesn't bake the 1 lb batch.)  I would only rarely roast more than
  1lb, though sure others would want more, but if it can't also do the
  small batches it isn't useful to me.
- Programmable profiles with manual real-time adjustment/override.
- Enough oomph to get through any reasonable profile - a 6 minute
  roast (as in many unmodified poppers) should be doable.
- Capable of emulating a drum roaster, fluid bed hot air roaster, or
  something in between.  I'm thinking a rotating perforated drum with
  variable hot air circulation up to and including enough air to make
  the beans jump.  Should be able to adjust air circulation during the
  roast as part of the programmable profile.
- Dump to cool.  Built-in cooling tray with air circulation would be a
  plus.
- Smokeless or easily vented via dryer hose.
- Quiet enough to hear 2C, clear glass for viewing, good "white"
  spectrum lighting.
Not asking too much, eh?


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