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Topic: i'm loving the heatgun/bread machine method (5 msgs / 180 lines)
1) From: Deerslammer
I picked up a dak auto bakery at the thrift store for $10 the other day and  
i'm loving it. the breadmaker looks like r2d2 from starwars with a glass dome  
and its heavy. the cool thing about it is it has a manual setting and i can 
set  it on knead and it goes for about 15 min. before i have to hit start again 
and  it goes another 15 min. i have a bosch heat gun and load the pan with 
1.5-2 lbs  of beans. i set the gun on high and put the barrel right in the 
beans. the 1st  roast went to 1st crack in 7 minutes and rolled right through 2nd 
crack and went  a little too far and dark for me. i had a hard time cooling 
such a large batch  in my collander and little fan. the 2nd roast i did today and 
went to 1st crack  about 10 min and finished up at about 14 min. with 2nd 
crack. the garage was  full of smoke chaff was everywhere it was great. the dogs 
were there salivating  for some fresh hot beans which they demand. its alot 
better than the 1/2 cup  popper roasts i've been doing. the large roasts are 
going to make the fresh  coffee xmas gifts a lot quicker and easier....
   dave
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2) From: Pat Murray
Hi Dave,
I also have a dak auto bakery.  I have been afraid to use it to roast coffee
because of the rubber-like seal ring at the bottom where the loaf pan
seals.  I would be interested to see a follow-up after several roasts to see
if the seal becomes an issue - like melting.
Thanks,
Pat
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3) From: Vicki Smith
I'm a big fan of heat gun/bread machine roasting. I moved from an IR2 to 
a HG/BM about 18 months ago and roast about twice a week for us, more 
often when I am roasting for friends. My friends don't get much coffee 
this time of year though. It's too damn cold out.
I think you will be amazed at how much control you can get over your 
roasts using a bread machine. Using different heat gun settings and 
adjusting the distance between beans and the gun will allow you to 
experiment with various profiles. My coffee seems to get better and better.
vicki
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4) From: Jim Gundlach
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Pat,
     One of my four bread machines is a dak with the seal. It is  
silicone so it will take roasting heat.  The problem is that the beans  
fall out through the hole when you take the pan out.
      pecan jim
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Pat,    One =
of my four bread machines is a dak with the seal. It is silicone so it =
will take roasting heat.  The problem is that the beans fall out =
through the hole when you take the pan out.   =
  pecan jim
On Dec 4, 2007, at 5:15 PM, Pat Murray =
wrote:
Hi Dave, I also have a dak auto = bakery.  I have been afraid to use it to roast coffee because of = the rubber-like seal ring at the bottom where the loaf pan seals.  = I would be interested to see a follow-up after several roasts to see if = the seal becomes an issue - like melting. Thanks, = Pat   On = 12/4/07, Deerslammer <Deerslammer> = wrote: I picked up a dak auto = bakery at the thrift store for $10 the other day and i'm loving it. the = breadmaker looks like r2d2 from starwars with a glass dome and its = heavy. the cool thing about it is it has a manual setting and i can set = it on knead and it goes for about 15 min. before i have to hit start = again and it goes another 15 min. i have a bosch heat gun and load the = pan with 1.5-2 lbs of beans. i set the gun on high and put the barrel = right in the beans. the 1st roast went to 1st crack in 7 minutes and = rolled right through 2nd crack and went a little too far and dark for = me. i had a hard time cooling such a large batch in my collander and = little fan. the 2nd roast i did today and went to 1st crack about 10 min = and finished up at about 14 min. with 2nd crack. the garage was full of = smoke chaff was everywhere it was great. the dogs were there salivating = for some fresh hot beans which they demand. its alot better than the 1/2 = cup popper roasts i've been doing. the large roasts are going to make = the fresh coffee xmas gifts a lot quicker and easier.... =    dave = Check out AOL Money & Finance's list of the hottest products and top money wasters of = 2007. = --Apple-Mail-4--535636991--

5) From: Bob
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Pat, 
I have the same DAK, and have used it for over 100 pounds of roast with =
no problem. OK, some small beans will fall out the bottom and you have =
to watch the hole to keep any others from escaping to the wild.
The best part of the DAK is stripping out the thermostat and stuff, I =
removed all the wiring except for the motor and it runs forever - Set it =
on Manual and let it rip. Never shuts off until I hit clear. 
Bob


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