HomeRoast Digest


Topic: Z&D, smoke-eating (7 msgs / 599 lines)
1) From: Tom & Maria
<Snip>
I was really interested in the Pro 1500 from Rosto because of the 
catalytic converter and it too really worked well -but isnt a smoke 
elimintaor. It looks a lot like a chromed smoke stack on an old 
Kenworth ... but by being so vertical it allows the effluence more 
contact with the heated surface that is reducing the smoke (even 
though the actual heating element is just at the base. Deward -you 
got a good look at the 1500s "stack" here at the shop...what did you 
think?
Tom
--
                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
		1455 64th Street Emeryville CA 94608
                      http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast">http://www.sweetmarias.comhomeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast

2) From: dewardh
Tom:
<Snip>
you
think?
It obviously worked . . . but  . . . I didn't have my toolkit and hadn't taken 
my "bold" pills that day . . . . so we didn't take it apart, eh?  I think there 
are "working parts" inside the box that we couldn't see from/in the stack 
itself.  I'd love to have seen what was inside it . . . (under other 
circumstances I'd have gladly had it spread all over the shop floor ).  As I 
recall it produced a lot less "smell" than the Z&D, with a lot more beans in 
it, but it's hard to tell such things without having them side by side in the 
same environment. And, I was paying a lot more attention to temperature and 
profile at the time . . .
Have you had a chance to play with a Z&D?  If you'd like I'll bring mine (and 
the SOLA) over tomorrow and leave it for a while.  It's not the best roaster 
for all beans, but I believe you've got some that would do quite well in it . . 
.. (something to keep in mind when new Z&D owners start shopping for "something 
better", in beans if nothing else . . .).
Deward
homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast

3) From: Lic. Samuel Gaxiola
Hi everyone: is there any web page where I can take a look at the Z&D
coffee roaster?, I have a Gourmet and a fresh Roast+ coffee roaster, the
gourmet is not working as it did when first purchased, I have changed
the PC board twice and the performance I get from it is not very good,
the fresh roast+ is a good roaster but the roasting time is very fast,
more than I would like, I switch to cool during roasting time but I
think it is still fast, I am thinking about the Rosto but if I have the
chance to look at the Z&D roaster, why not take a look and then decide?
If any info please let me know
Thank you.
Samuel

4) From: Mike McGinness
Do a web search for Zach & Dani, you'll find them. Been lots of discussion
on a.c about the Z&D.
MM;-) aka Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
Dual Variable Transformer Rosto Roasting
Rocky grindin' - Miss Silvia brewin'
From: "Lic. Samuel Gaxiola" 
To: 
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2003 7:56 AM
Subject: RE: +Z&D, smoke-eating
Hi everyone: is there any web page where I can take a look at the Z&D
coffee roaster?, I have a Gourmet and a fresh Roast+ coffee roaster, the
gourmet is not working as it did when first purchased, I have changed
the PC board twice and the performance I get from it is not very good,
the fresh roast+ is a good roaster but the roasting time is very fast,
more than I would like, I switch to cool during roasting time but I
think it is still fast, I am thinking about the Rosto but if I have the
chance to look at the Z&D roaster, why not take a look and then decide?
If any info please let me know
Thank you.
Samuel

5) From: Rich Adams

6) From: steve_w
What effect does the Z&D smoke eater have on the grassy smell of
green coffee near the beginning of a roast cycle?  Does it reduce
it as effectively as it reduces the roast smells later in the
roasting cycle.  The worst smell in roasting coffee
to me is the grassy smells that come early.  If these ceramic
catalyst elements can help with that I think I might look into
making one.
Steve Wall
homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast

7) From: David Lewis
At 6:20 PM +0000 1/16/03, steve_w wrote:
<Snip>
It's still there, but it is muted, as are the smells in general.
	David
-- 
Less than 0.1 percent of the U.S. population gave 83 percent of all 
itemized campaign contributions for the 2002 elections, according to 
the Center for Responsive Politics.
homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast


HomeRoast Digest