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Topic: Planning on a 2nd roaster... (8 msgs / 301 lines)
1) From: Phil Palmintere
Hi all,
I started out on a hot air popcorn popper, then graduated to a Gene Café.
I've been using the Gene Café for about 4 years or so.  We are now spendi=
ng
half the year in a suburb of Las Vegas, NV, and the winter (ski season) in
Park City, UT.  I've been putting the Gene Café into the back of the car =
to
take with me each direction, but I'm growing tired of that.  I think I want
a roaster in each location.  I'll keep the Gene Café in Las Vegas... which
begs the question of what to purchase for Park City.  =
Before I buy a roaster for Park City, I thought I'd seek the collective
wisdom of those on this list.  Should I just buy another Gene Café?  Or
should I venture into a different type of roaster for my dedicated higher
altitude roaster?
Thanks
Phil
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2) From: miKe mcKoffee
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3) From: Edward Bourgeois
After MiKe's top shelf suggestion.
next choice: Quest M3(at SM's Coffee Shrub),then a Hottop (JimG has a
neat replacement board that can control the HT off a computerhttp://www.homeroasters.org/php/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=2877)
 then the Gene that your familiar with.
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4) From: Paul Jolly
Might as well go whole hog...http://www.gourmet-coffee.com/files/images/design/coffee_roaster_cooling_bin_jon.jpgCheers,
Paul
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5) From: Janomac
Re; The cooling bin...
Doesn't everyone on the list have one like this?
I think I got mine at Harbor Freight.
(grins)
Seriously, though:
What is the going rate for a new or used 2 to 3 kilo gas roaster like the
US Roasters or similar?
Kirk
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6) From: miKe mcKoffee
I was curious since it's been 5 years since I bought my 3k so called Dan at
USRC. Current pricing 0.5k $5495, 3k $10,495, 5k $14,350, 10k $22,000, 12k
$24,250 - the size I'll move up to in a couple more years. This is for the
full manual versions and no afterburner. Add ~$5200 for automated profile
control like I have with my 3k, $10,500 for afterburner.
Used? Resale value remains high - up to 75% of new - and good luck finding a
used 2-3k. When I upgrade I highly likely won't be selling my 3k but keeping
it for smaller batches. Not uncommon scenario unless someone closing their
doors.
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7) From: Edward Bourgeois
miKe
how much was your 3k when you purchased it? how much has it gone up? A
friend has a 3 and 5k Diedrich he's bought last and this year but I
don't like them very much, air flow isn't very effective.
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8) From: miKe mcKoffee
I pd $12,500 in '07 inc. automated profile controller so up about $3000. I
had purchased mine just before the end of '07 price increase. And of course
increases since then.
AND Deidrich's under powered for their stated batch size IMO. No way in
Hades can you roast 3k on their 3k with any profile other than balls to the
wall in 18min roast or so. Their real batch size is more like 5lb for their
3k. I routinely roast ~7lb greens to yield 6lb post roast WITH controlled
profile. (3k of course equals 6.6lb so I'm routinely roasting above USRC
stated capacity. ;) Caveat about fastest roast possible that load 13min -
which is definitely on the fast side drum roasting. My fastest production
roasts more like 14 with a good start of 1st to end of roast stretch. Oh,
and I LOVE my 0-100% variable fan control! (0-100% variable flame nice too.)
Slave to the Bean miKe mcKoffee
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URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
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