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Topic: design/plans for a DIY semipro roasting machine (3 msgs / 57 lines)
1) From: homeroast
hey All,
this is my first mail here on the list... I have been following it for  
a couple of days and so far as I like it.
For a small Coffee grower who want's to roast coffee beans for local  
selling I am looking for
a DIY roaster machine. The machine should be-able to roast small  
batches (1-5 Kg) and
would beable to run on gas rather then electricity.
For controlling/ monitoring I can build a little CPU that can control  
a couple of leds and/or display and
monitor temperature and based on it's reading can give advice if the  
gas should be lower or higher.
I am not looking for a popcorn roaster or anything like that, but  
something a bit more robust that
can withstand some bad usage. The machine will be build here in  
Ecuador by a retired  craftsman,
but should beable to be build from 'standard' materials, we doe have  
110Volts here and we can only
drain 16Amps, but we would like to get electricity consumption down as  
much as possible (hence the gasheating).
Does anybody know a DIY project, or some good pointers on the internet  
for designs/plans?
kind regards,
Ries van Twisk
Quito, Ecuador

2) From: homeroast
I've been abusing my 5 pound DIY drum roaster for six years without even a 
hiccup.  Cheap, easy, portable, and the only electric you need is to turn 
the rotisserie gearmotor.http://www.homeroaster.com*********************
Ed Needham
"to absurdity and beyond!"http://www.homeroaster.com*********************

3) From: homeroast
Ed
Even a hand crank could work to keep it really simple and not need
access to electricity.
Ed B.
On Jan 16, 2008 10:37 AM, Ed Needham  wrote:
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