I suspect you meant the IR3, Diedrich's 3kg model. They don't make a 4 kilo model. Months of research led us to USRC rather than Diedrich for numerous reasons. While the Diedrich infrared heating system is more energy efficient than USRC, went with USRC. Main reasons: the 3kg rated USRC can actually do a 8# max batch in 16min range with actual control and power not even maxed out. USRC cost less for same size floor model. USRC profile control system cost much less than Diedrich. Diedrich charges mucho bucks for training on their purchased roasters. Bruce just got back from two days one on one hands on playing with our completed USRC 8 pounder at the factory at ZERO additional cost. (Other than cost to travel there of course.) Do whatever it takes to spend some time in person with the roasters you're considering before you buy. Talk to as many people using various models as possible. And definitely don't make decision strictly based on what a manufacturer sales rep says! Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffeehttp://www.mcKonaKoffee.com(Kafe's new ToGo menu just uploaded:-) URL 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 Bryan Wray Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2008 3:02 AM "Hey no knock on the Behmor but you may want to consider a step up to the 6lb RK drum, though roasting in MI might prove a challenge unless you have a big open garage! =) -F" Well... I'm actually thinking more in the ballpark of a 4 Kilo Diedrich ;0)... more news to come soon... -Bry Bryan Wray NaDean's Coffee Place Kalamazoo, MI "It is my hope that people realize that coffee is more than just a caffeine delivery service, it can be a culinary art"- Chris Owens of Cafe Grumpy in NYC. Looking for last minute shopping deals? Find them fast with Yahoo! Search.
I actually did all the research for this about a year ago, talking to tons of different reps and such. The reason I am thinking about a "four kilo" (that's what I was told it was, but perhaps it is the 3 kilo) is because it is used and I could get a killer deal on it. I know the people that are using it and I know that they keep great care of it, cleaning it regularly. They are getting a larger roaster soon, and have no room for the old one, so I let them know I would gladly take it off their hands ;0) -Bry Bryan Wray NaDean's Coffee Place Kalamazoo, MI "It is my hope that people realize that coffee is more than just a caffeine delivery service, it can be a culinary art"- Chris Owens of Cafe Grumpy in NYC. --------------------------------- Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your homepage.
You are going to need the truck fixed to haul that new toy around. Bryan Wray wrote: <Snip>
The truck isn't getting fixed... it's getting sold. Good thing I come from a tiny town where everybody 1)listens to country 2)wears Carhartts in the winter 3) has at least one extra truck around. haha. :0) -Bry Bryan Wray NaDean's Coffee Place Kalamazoo, MI "It is my hope that people realize that coffee is more than just a caffeine delivery service, it can be a culinary art"- Chris Owens of Cafe Grumpy in NYC. --------------------------------- Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your homepage.
So you found someone who needed another semi-dead pickup truck. Sounds like where I live. They also drink horrid "coffee" that has lived on a heat source until it has a skin on the top of it. No need to buy special beans from SM to know what BAD is like. Bryan Wray wrote: <Snip>
Ha! Good that you can sell the truck. I live in an area where everyone 1) listens to the Dropkick Murphys, 2) wears the same clothes in the winter as the rest of the year in some lame hope the cold will just disappear, and 3) people know they are stuck with the T (public transportation) if their car dies. Oh, I could add a fourth, too - everyone drinks Dunkins, thinking that's the best coffee they can get (and despite the fact it's not a local company anymore, everyone is still loyal). As for me, I learned the lesson many years ago about wearing layers in the winter, that I can sell anything, even dead cars (never had a truck) on Craigslist, and that my own homeroasted is way better than any Dunkins (I say that softly, since my son works for them now, he he)! Lynne Bryan Wray wrote: <Snip>