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Topic: Has anybody ever heard of / seen these coffee (12 msgs / 235 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
I've not used them but have seen them online before. Seems basically
electric version of Gas Grill Drum roasting but with added benefit of
airflow. Have no idea how well they actually perform, how controllable they
are, how replicatable profiles would be etc. I would definitely not like the
having to manually pull the drum and dump beans for cooling, same as with Q
setup. Which isn't to say they may or may not be capable of good roasts. But
once you have a serious commercial roaster I don't see myself buying one to
check out...
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2) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Errrr.... shudder. Maybe for roasting chickens.... not coffee.
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3) From: miKe mcKoffee
Maybe the bigger models could even do turkeys:-)
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4) From: Barry Luterman
Probably the roaster is a turkey
On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 7:46 PM, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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5) From: Joseph Robertson
Yes,
I almost bought one till I realized that most are electric and that this is
not a new idea. Very similar to the BB drum roaster.
I called the owner / inventor and asked questions. Ultimately too small and
too expensive for what it is.
just a little 2cents.
JoeR
On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 5:40 PM, Dhananjaya <
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6) From: Dhananjaya
 Dang! I'm a vegetarian! Oh, well ...

7) From: John Mac
No worries, it will roast all types of squash, including those leftover
Jack-o-lanterns!
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8) From: Scott Miller
Well, simply looking at specs says all you need to know.
A Behmor that is advertised to roast 1 pound : 1630w/15a 120v
That site has a 4 pound roaster listed at 1750 watts.
I'm thinking a 3-4 pound would take... umm... 2 hours to reach 1st crack.
cheers,
Scott
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9) From: Joseph Robertson
 Scott,
Actually I'm kind of surprised someone here or someone out there in the home
roast world has not come forward with a performance report. So far all I
have heard is smack talk.
That in it self does not ring well with in this wonderful group of folks I
have met in the home coffee roasting arena. Most roasters here seem willing
to try anything from solar roasting to rubbing beans between their two hands
to see what comes of it.
Just some early morning brain change "2 cents" on the topic.
JoeR
On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 4:37 AM, Scott Miller  wrote:
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10) From: Joseph Robertson
I do like your math though. On paper it sounds good. Ahh, cyberpaper?
JoeR
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11) From: John A C Despres
Joe,
I think no one here has stepped forward because no one here owns one of
these particular roasters.
I, however, built a similar one, using halogen lamps, and a dimmer for a
modicum of control. I could roast a half pound in 11 - 12 minutes and the
coffee tasted great. My heat source was 1K, but I have serious doubts about
1700 watts roasting anything over, at best, 2 pounds. In fact, I'd suggest
2K for 2 pounds. Buy that's just me. Might work, might not, I dunno...
I think the smack talk is sound and accurate based on what we, as pretty
darned attentive roasters know.
But look at their own sales points. One of these machines can bake coffee in
30 minutes on a hot day. Knowing what I know, that's not the roaster I want
to buy.
John
On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 10:19 AM, Joseph Robertson wrote:
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12) From: Philip Anguelov
Wow,
This looks like my roasterhttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f&tF8Albeit, a more modified version...
On Nov 9, 2009, at 6:03 PM, John A C Despres wrote:
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