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Topic: HG/DB Volume or amount (10 msgs / 175 lines)
1) From: Larry Williams
This is my second attempt to post this question.  I have a 1200 watt HG 
and am wondering what weight/volume works well with this method.  
Roasted 150 grams to City today and it went very well.  It was a demo 
for my brother who was impressed.  I sent him home with nearly a lb of 
SM Monkey blend to roast.  Another convert to the art of roasting.  My 
first...
Larry Williams
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2) From: David Martin
You could do much larger batches than that, if you want to. Experiment
with progressively larger volumes, until you reach your comfort
zone.Container size is a limiting factor, of course.
Personally I usually do 8oz batches, but I've successfully roasted 1lb
batches before. My HG is 1400 watts, but I think 1200 should be quite
sufficient.
-Dave
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3) From: Jim Gundlach
I have moved to a 1500 watt HG because I found the 1200 was a bit  
lacking to roast the  pound, or even a touch more, that I like to  
roast at a time.
        pecan jim
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4) From: Darliene Stanhope
I roast 1/2 lb. with my 1200.
Darliene
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5) From: Larry Williams
Thanks for answering my question.
Larry
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6) From: jon morgan
I dont like to roast less than 18 oz. I dont remember my HG Brand or
wattage but this weight just feels right
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7) From: Sue
When I'm not using my RK drum, I use my HG/DB. I use a Wagner #HT3500 - it
says 1500 watts, my dog bowl, and a wooden spoon - no other supplies other
than for cooling. I typically roast about 16 ounces in the warmer months and
only 12 in the winter. I have done more with good results, but 16 ounces
seems best in most weather. It does a great job and I get a nice even roast.
These days, my son has begun roasting for profit (college student) and doing
quite well. I often help with his roasting and we add our own family roast
to the RK drum along with the customers! I'm not using the HG/DB as much,
but I do really enjoy when I do use that method.
Sue
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8) From: Justin Marquez
Sue,
How long does it take you to roast those quantities?  When I am not using
the new Behmor, I use the same HG as you have.  Seems I recall that 360
grams beans would hit CITY+ (well into the gap between C1 and C2) in about
10 - 12 minutes in warm weather.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
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9) From: raymanowen
"...second attempt to post this question.
 I have a 1200 watt HG and am wondering what weight/volume works well with
this method.  Roasted 150 grams to City today and it went very well."
My Heat Gun is a Wagner HT 1000, also rated at 1,200 watts.
I think 150g of beans should roast very well with your heat gun. 400g works
all the time with mine.
My Glorious People's Orange heat gun did OK on 900g on its next-to-last
roast- maybe a bit much. Besides turning into a hand-held Roman Candle on
roast #3, it taught me some Mandarin Chinese: "Warranty Just Expired."
My daughter's 1875 watt hair dryer will roast nothing. Probably just dry the
beans if I tried. Lots of power. Lots of airflow. Not so hot.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
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10) From: Larry Williams
Thanks RayO, and all others who took the time to answer my question. 
Larry
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