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
Ries van Twisk