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Topic: OT Roasting too much coffee (3 msgs / 76 lines)
1) From: Darliene Stanhope
Happy Holidays!!
This is my first year roasting a lot of coffee for family and friends.  I
started out roasting with a Fresh Roast 8 about 2 years ago, this spring I
decided that I needed a way to roast more coffee at one time and landed upon
the HG/DB method.  For the most part that has not been a problem.  I have
roasted quite a bit more coffee this holiday season than I did last year,
lots more.  I think my hands are going to fall off from all the
stirring.:-)  So now it is time to upgrade again, I am definitely going to
be on the hunt for a bread machine.  I have been reading all the reviews and
comments on the Behmor roaster and it really sounds like it might be
something I will look into later.  I roast outside on the back porch so
anything I invest in will have to be able to roast outside when the ambient
air temp is below 40.   That is the problem with hobbies/obsessions there is
always some new toy out there.  I have that same problem with my salt water
aquariums, just when I get a system set up like I think I want it, something
new pops up and I just have to have it.
Darliene

2) From: Vicki Smith
Hi Darlene, yup, the stirring is why I decided on a bread machine. If 
you decide to buy a new bread machine, the Sunbeam 5891 works well and 
is widely available for under $50. Temps under 40 degrees are not a 
problem. Thrift stores are also a possibility and the machines there are 
generally under ten bucks.
vicki
Darliene Stanhope wrote:
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3) From: Bob
Darlene,
I'll toss in my 2 and suggest adding a gooseneck hair dryer 
stand to hold the heat gun. It's easy to adjust and stays out of 
the way when you need to cool. The HD/BM method is a nice 
inexpensive step up to roasting larger quantites.
Bob


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