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Topic: Anyone with Has Garanti experience? (5 msgs / 141 lines)
1) From: Hunt Slade
I am about to take a large upgrade step to a Has Garanti roaster and hope someone on the list has experience with one. I have to decide if we want to pipe it in with natural gas or convert it for LP. I don't post much on the list, but I read, enjoy, and benefit from it daily. I started homeroasting about 5 or 6 years ago and started a small roasting venture to benefit a local non-profit. So the thing is, a 5k Has Garanti is available at a ridiculous price - we just can't pass it up, and I am hoping to augment my learning curve with the collective wisdom and experience of this fine group of Sweet Maria's loyalists.
   
  Hunt Slade
  ~ roasting deep in the woods of middle Georgia ~
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2) From: raymanowen
"...a 5k Has Garanti is available at a ridiculous price - we just can't pass
it up, and
I am hoping to augment my learning curve with the collective wisdom and
experience of this fine group of Sweet Maria's loyalists."
I'm sure it's "not connected or in use right now. Located in a temporary
storage unit." No real time video available, eh?
I wish there were a way for an experienced technician to inspect and
evaluate the equipment you propose to acquire. You can only hope as a
non-profit, that the seller has not resolved to insure your non-profit
status to his profit.
Even if you bought it brand new but modified it before your first run, you
really couldn't depend on the machine to function as advertised.
As I look at pictures of the 5K roaster from Has Garanti, I wonder what
safety features are present or absent on the gas fired appliances. If it
looks like a ridiculous deal that you can't pass up, maybe it isn't and you
should.
There has to be a reason for the machine being dumped, notwithstanding the
urge to upgrade. This particular one could be a downer for the unsuspecting
buyer.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
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3) From: miKe mcKoffee
No experience with Has Garanti's. Just know that when doing my research
ruled them out of the running based on input from seasoned professionals
like Tom. Build quality just ok and big concern can be if parts needed,
Turkey is a long way away. I understand there is a US Rep/Distributor but
never checked them out after being steered clear.
But if it's cheap enough (like less than $5k) and working now what the heck.
NG vs. LPG won't make a hill-o-beans difference to the beans!
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4) From: Hunt Slade
I expected this type of response, but I happen to know the history of this machine - that it is in good order and how it ended up in this particular store, so warning noted, but H.G. experience is what I'm asking ~ Hunt
raymanowen wrote: "...a 5k Has Garanti is available at a ridiculous price - we just can't pass
it up, and
I am hoping to augment my learning curve with the collective wisdom and
experience of this fine group of Sweet Maria's loyalists."
I'm sure it's "not connected or in use right now. Located in a temporary
storage unit." No real time video available, eh?
I wish there were a way for an experienced technician to inspect and
evaluate the equipment you propose to acquire. You can only hope as a
non-profit, that the seller has not resolved to insure your non-profit
status to his profit.
Even if you bought it brand new but modified it before your first run, you
really couldn't depend on the machine to function as advertised.
As I look at pictures of the 5K roaster from Has Garanti, I wonder what
safety features are present or absent on the gas fired appliances. If it
looks like a ridiculous deal that you can't pass up, maybe it isn't and you
should.
There has to be a reason for the machine being dumped, notwithstanding the
urge to upgrade. This particular one could be a downer for the unsuspecting
buyer.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
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Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976
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5) From: Greg Scace
I have  a has garant electric roaster.  I can prolly help even though 
mine is not gas-fired.  Email me off list if you wanna.  Gscace at 
nist dot gov.
-Greg
At 03:41 PM 5/4/2008, you wrote:
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