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Topic: Diedrich HR-1 for sale (20 msgs / 444 lines)
1) From: DeCambre.Peter
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3) From: Lone Pine Coffee Roasters
I have a practically new HR-1 that I purchased from Diedrich in October that
I'm looking to find a good home for.  I have done about 50 roasts on it.  By
the time it was all said and done I spent over 4K for it and would be
willing to sell it for 3500- (possibly including delivery depending on where
you live)  To be perfectly honest I'm selling it because its not the machine
I need for my small roasting business and is more suited to the devoted home
roaster.  It is red with a stainless steel cooling bin.  Please call or
email me for further details if interested.
Scott Witham
Lone Pine Coffee Roasters
Madras, Oregon
541.306.1008
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4) From: miKe mcKoffee
When you sell your HR-1 will you be looking to upgrade?  Feel free to
contact me if you want to stop by and check out our USRC 3k, which is fully
capable of 8 pound batches in timely manner with very even roast. Also know
a guy in Portland with a USRC 5k. I've less than no regrets opting for a
USRC over Diedrich 3k. 
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5) From: Floyd Lozano
Are you sure?  The Diedrich looks a *lot* shiner, and they have a
better website! ;)
-F
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6) From: Les
Floyd,
I have the one pound USRC commercial machine, and it is a very fine
machine.  Cost is about the same as the awesome deal that  Scott is offering
the Dietrich.  Both are excellent roasters.  I just love the extra control
that the USRC offers.  Looks are not everything.  That is an awesome deal
for someone.
Les
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7) From: miKe mcKoffee
I respectfully disagree and would urge anyone considering a used Diedrich
HR-1 to first do their homework and thoroughly check out the USRC 1# model
new for about the same price. While I don't have experience with either 1#
models, I do have experience with both the Diedrich 3k and USRC 3k and
strongly suspect the differences translate. The biggest difference being IMO
the Diedrich's are under powered and not really capable of their max rated
batch size. That "extra control" which Les mentions is what it's all about!
It's not just heat applied control and plenty of it but also not just damper
air flow control but continuously variable fan/air speed control. (Of course
the differences in the roast and cup with different air flows at different
stages of the roast will take many zillion batches to really dial in:-)
Agree the Diedrichs are a bit less "industrial" looking than the USRCs. But
I wouldn't necessarily say Diedrichs a "*lot* shinier", the USRCs have
plenty of 'bling' appeal:-)
OTOH the HR-1 may be more convenient being designed to run on 110v 15A AC
circuit, no gas required. The convenience may be an acceptable trade off for
some.
Pacific Northwest Gathering VIhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGVI.htmWill it happen? Mike (just plain) offered to host awhile ago but didn't seem
many interested in going to The Dalles, OR. Alchemist may be up for hosting
again in Southern Oregon which would preclude a tour of our Roastery Kafe.
Yesterday Debi asked me if we'd be hosting again, I told her didn't really
think I'd have time to host the Gathering but would be more than willing to
host a tour and play at our Roastery Kafe if the Gathering is relatively
local. Then again I'm likely insane enough to change my mind on hosting too
regardless the current 37hr per day demands... Hmmm, if we made it a Sunday
one day event instead of Saturday could possibly just have the Gathering at
the Kafe... (Currently we're not "open for business" on Sunday)
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8) From: Les
I think that anyone buying something that expensive needs to do their
homework.  I had some good advice from a number of people.  Personally, I
think the Diedrich is underpowered.  However, if you are going to be
limiting yourself to electric heat with less than 220 volts, you have to
live with the compromise.  I looked into the San Franciscan.  It is gas
fired and I had the chance to see one in action as well as do a roast on
one.  They are hard to get and they cost $5,000.00.  I discovered through
Mike and some others that USRC has an active owner named Dan who you can
talk to.  They are continually seeking ways to improve their roasters.  They
use high quality parts, and the service can't be beat.  One of my
thermometers was out of calibration and they sent me a new one right away no
questions asked.  I love the variable speed fan/air control.  I was able to
repeat a profile that I liked with the Colombian bean.  However I
was roasting the Ido Misty Valley.  A very different bean, dry processed.
Using the speed fan/air control I was able to make fine adjustments and stay
within one degree of the profile curve through the 15 minute roast.  This
morning I am enjoying a nice blueberry cascading into anise, followed by a
mellow chocolate with a slightly malted cane sugar finish.  It doesn't get
much better!  For repeatability, I am finding the USRC to be excellent.
Like Mike, the fun is also the almost limitless profiles.  One other profile
tested on the Colombian bean even though it finished at the same time and
temperature totally destroyed the flavor profile.  I know you can't get that
kind of control from the Dietrich or the San Franciscan.
Les
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10) From: Les
On that "small" of a roast, it cools nice and fast and even.  It is almost
impossible to not do some finger agitation as you stand and watch it cool.
Last roast I didn't touch.  The whole roast was cool in less than 2
minutes.  With the fan on high, it really sucks the air plus the stainless
pan is a real heat sink.
Les
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11) From: Robert Yoder
Not Les or MiKe, but here you go:  
 http://www.usroastercorp.com/ 
robert yoder> From: DEchelbarger> To: homeroast> Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 22:38:11 -0500> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Diedrich HR-1 for sale> > Les or Mike is there a USRC web site? Google didn't turn one up for me.> Thanks,> > Dave> >> Homeroast mailing list> Homeroast>http://biggestloser.msn.com/Homeroast mailing list">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comShed those extra pounds with MSN and The Biggest Loser!http://biggestloser.msn.com/Homeroast mailing list
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12) From: Brett Mason
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13) From: miKe mcKoffee
Sorry, US Roaster Corp. (USRC for short:-)http://www.usroastercorp.com/index.htmDon't think Tom will mind the URL since $3k plus roasters aren't exactly
competition to his business.
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14) From: Tom Ulmer
Probably not as I remember him pointing the way to
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15) From: Lynne Biziewski
That should go on that list of bad webpage names that circulates the net.
On the other hand, the sex preferences of any roaster is their business...
;>)
Lynne
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16) From: Scott Miller
http://independentsources.com/2006/07/12/worst-company-urls/PenIsland, indeed!
GoTahoe, don't tell my GF!
cheers,
Scott
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17) From: Lynne Biziewski
That's it! Thanks, Scott.
L. (hehe)
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18) From: raymanowen
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19) From: raymanowen
Ho, Hum- I'm asleep at the switch- the fingers want to play *Kitten on the
Keys*. Sorry-
"Does anyone know if the 220 volt model has more power?"
It's a cinch the heater is composed of two low voltage sections with the
same power. For inventory and warehousing headache avoidance, they're
probably identical parts, too. High voltage operation would have them wired
in series, and the jumpers would be connected so they are in parallel for
low voltage operation.
The problem is, if the machine is truly rated for "110 volts," the normal
circuit is rated at 15 amperes, for 1650 watts of heat. A 20 ampere
dedicated "110 volt" circuit could supply 2200 w maximum
110 volts is rare power in this country- it's usually 115v - 125v. A 15a
lighting circuit could supply 1725 w - 1875 watts. A dedicated 20a circuit
could supply 2300w to 2500w.
My power was 125v/ 250v. I had a couple of unused 250v circuits, with the
gas stove and gas clothes dryer I installed when we moved in.
The apartment is 125.1v/ 250.3v with electric appliances. PCE 1800mtrs+ at
FC proved the smoke detector works just after First got going this morning.
That's a little early- I'll have to see if I can recalibrate the
sensitivity.
Hmmm- a recalibrated smoke detector would make a dandy roast level sensor...
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
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20) From: J. Jones
I have spoke to Dan over at USroasters and have spoke to some customers 
of his. Dan builds a tough roaster. Uses similar heavy duty bearings to 
that of Probat. One thing I've heard about Diedrich, is that you'll need 
to repair or maintain those units, more than a Probat; and Dan at USRC 
builds his to the high standards of Probat.
Jeff
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