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Topic: Has anybody ever heard of / seen these (4 msgs / 103 lines)
1) From: Mike Chester
I think that the guy buys one is the turkey.
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Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Has anybody ever heard of / seen these 
coffeeroasters?
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2) From: Allon Stern
On Nov 7, 2009, at 10:26 AM, "Mike Chester"  wrote:
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Those turkeys make the baste roasters ever. They really wish-bone  
you'd buy one. Sorry to bang the drum-stick, buy you gotta hand it to  
them - they've got pluck.
Wonder how a full city turkey would come out...
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3) From: Alchemist John
Cute.
To read between the lines, and point out literally some fine print, 
if you take some of there data:
4 lb.  1750 Watts  .875 KWhr.*
and their note
* Using the most aggressive roast profile to dark roast, ambient 
temperature at 75 Degree F. in a roasting room.
you get a roast time of 30 minutes.  Sure, you could roast less, but 
I would not touch a roaster that is trying to puff itself up like 
this.  It's the lack of an actual roast time that bugs me.
Why not just say it is an 8lb roaster with a power consumption of 
1.75 KWhr?  ;)  Who cares if it is an hour roast? LOL
At 07:57 AM 11/7/2009, you wrote:
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4) From: Ed Needham
All of those roasters came from people like us looking for ways to drum 
roast coffee with off the shelf products.  When their ideas failed, they 
tacked on additional heating devices and made them at least nominally work 
Joe Behm did the same thing with the Behmor, except he went to the drawing 
board and designed a product from scratch to eliminate the albatross look. 
Then he found an economical way to make a bunch of them using an overseas 
manufacturer.
I have seen reviews of each of these machines and most have criticisms, but 
most would probably make us happier than using a hot air popper. 
Overpriced?  Yes.  Outrageously overpriced.
Get a quality rotisserie style countertop roaster for $60, a convection 
feature might be nice, then start making it work.  Make a drum, have one 
made, or whatever, and do some experimenting.  It's fun, it's what drives me 
to continue fiddling, and roasting, and coming up with new ideas.
Anyone here know who got homeroasters interested in using a grill to roast 
coffee back in about 2000?
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