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Topic: USRC 1# > RE: +I feel like I am missing out!! (7 msgs / 184 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
So you let the cat of the bag! One thing just dawned on me for this little
guy. Stock it only has on/off burner control like a standard sample roaster.
Did you talk to Dan about variable burner control like on the larger models?
If not I'd give him a call after Turkey day! But maybe it work with adequate
control simply toggling burner.
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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.
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Les
	Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2007 10:45 AM
	
	This has been a great discussion.  I have had several modified air
popcorn poppers, an I-Roast, a Hearthware Precision, HG/DB, 2 Androcks for
roasting over fire, and a RK drum.   I have roasted on several Hottops and
other roasters in the past 22 years.  I have roasted on a Probat, Sivetz 4
kilo air roaster, and a couple of Dietrichs.  Now I have added a Behmor.  I
have had excellent roasts from all of these roasters.  I bought a Behmor
because Thor Tamper is offering them, and I thought I had better do some
roasting on one.  What has pushed me to the Behmor is that it is an
excellent entry level roaster.  It is well made, and customer service as
many have expressed is and will be excellent.  It does what it is designed
to do well.  It does not have the power and flexibility of the RK drum.
Robert Gully talked about "tool lust."  I think we can all fall into that
trap.  I think it is important to learn how to roast and take your roast to
its limits before thinking an upgrade will automatically improve your
roasting skills.  One of the exercises that improved my roasting was
learning how to roast over an open fire with the Androck.  Everything is
variable when you are roasting over fire.  Just think about it or better
yet, try it!  I will confess I did start a roast on fire!  Coffee beans burn
real hot!  Some of the best coffee I have ever had has come from Mike
McKoffee and Alchemist John.  They used very different roasters, but they
both know and understand the roasting process.  The best roasts will always
come from someone who understands the process and the bean they are
roasting.  What helps is having a stable and measurable as well as
repeatable roasting tool.  The Behmor provides that with limited
flexibility.  You don't need a thermometer cause you can't change it, the
Behmor doesn't have that flexibility.  You have to pay for flexibility.
Since I have had the opportunity to work with some commercial roasters I
have come to appreciate the flexibility that goes along with their power and
stability.  So, I have bit the bullet and am going all out and I should have
one of these arriving in January,http://www.usroastercorp.com/sample.htm	 
	Les

2) From: Les
I am getting the variable control burner control.
Les
On Nov 22, 2007 11:04 AM, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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3) From: miKe mcKoffee
Sweet, the ultimate home roast drool tool! Almost ultimate anyway unless you
also added the PLC touch screen profile controller and computer interface:-)
BTW what color did you go with? (Our 8 pounder will be Black and SS trim
inc. drum wrap and bean cooler)
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffeehttp://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must">http://www.mcKonaKoffee.comURL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately 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.
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Les
	Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2007 11:11 AM
	
	I am getting the variable control burner control.
	 
	Les

4) From: Les
I am getting  Yellow cause it is my favorite color.  I think the PLC and
interface would be over kill on a one pounder!
Les
On Nov 22, 2007 11:26 AM, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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5) From: miKe mcKoffee
Automated repeatable profile control roasting of your designed profiles over
kill? Maybe only if you've never had experience with it! Even with a wee
3/5# roaster darned handy. Pretty sweet dumping in 332g of Gesha (or what
ever) and then off to eat dinner (or what ever else needs doing) with full
confidence in the roast results:-)
However truth be told if twas me getting the USRC one pounder for strictly
home use I'd highly likely not get the profile controller either.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffeehttp://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must">http://www.mcKonaKoffee.comURL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately 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.
Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/	From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Les
	Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2007 11:45 AM
	I am getting  Yellow cause it is my favorite color.  I think the PLC
and interface would be over kill on a one pounder!
	 
	Les
	
	On Nov 22, 2007 11:26 AM, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
	
		Sweet, the ultimate home roast drool tool! Almost ultimate
anyway unless you
		also added the PLC touch screen profile controller and
computer interface:-) 
		
		BTW what color did you go with? (Our 8 pounder will be Black
and SS trim
		inc. drum wrap and bean cooler)

6) From: Les
Half the fun is the hands on roasting.  Now if I were running a  
coffee shop that would change everything.
Les
On Nov 22, 2007, at 12:16 PM, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
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7) From: Jared
I would love to know how much that roaster pretty cost you but that
might be rude so don't tell me what you paid rather how much do you
think they would charge other people for it?  Jared
On Nov 22, 2007 3:59 PM, Les  wrote:
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