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Topic: Good experience with the Nesco (erstwhile Zach and Danny) (2 msgs / 55 lines)
1) From: Joel Kalvesmaki
Hello fellow homeroasters,
After using my new Nesco home roaster for six weeks, round about forty
times, I thought it worthwhile posting my positive experience with the
machine. I've had no problems, and I have been impressed with the
consistency of its output. The instructions, as I expected from the reviews
online, said that french roasts take 27 to 30 minutes (i.e., 22 to 25 mins.
+ 5 min. cooling time), and there is a second, shorter fill line to speed
french-level roasts along. But my experiments with Sweet Maria's Puro Scuro
blend showed that 25 mins. (20 roast + 5 cooling) was enough, and that with
the beans at the normal fill line. I've had similar results with other beans
I've tried, with city-level roasts coming in at 21 mins (16 + 5). It seems
that this new version of the Z&D is really an improvement, if what I read
online is reliable.
So I'm getting great roasts, faster than I expected, with great consistency,
and there's no sign that the machine wants to slow down. And just enough
smoke comes out to give the house a nice aroma, nothing overwhelming. It's
one of the more expensive machines, but I consider it a very worthwhile
investment. That's my two bits for anyone contemplating a purchase. If my
experience changes I'll notify everyone.
jk
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Joel Kalvesmaki
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2) From: Eddie Dove
Joel,
Since I have never done so, welcome to the list!
Your experience with the Nesco is very much like the experience I had
with the latest Zach & Dani's model just they were rebranded for
Nesco.  Very consistent roaster, very capable of producing darker
roasts, excellent smoke abatement, and just enough roasting aroma to
make the house smell wonderful!
Keep us updated and let us know about your coffee!
Merry Christmas!
Eddie
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Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Referencehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On Dec 20, 2007 11:23 PM, Joel Kalvesmaki  wrote:
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