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Topic: Roasting Energy (9 msgs / 178 lines)
1) From: steve_w
Quoting AlChemist John :
Is a 1 lb. roaster really considered large?
I thought at least one brand was using quartz halogen elements as a heat
source.  This would be the type of roaster to look at confirm this
info.  Offhand it seems reasonable, but maybe a bit low.  
Steve Wall
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2) From: Scott Jensen
I belive the pro 1500 by brightway uses quartz halogen, so does the
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3) From: R.N.Kyle
Ben if you keep pushing the limit the vibrating buzz goes away, as you =
build up a tolerance, bad news is if you slow down after building a =
tolerance you get a terrible withdraw headache. I consume about 48 once =
of coffee a day.
I use to know some people the paid good money to get the vibrating buzz =
you talk about:O)
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC

4) From: AlChemist John
Sometime around 07:15 2/18/2003, steve_w typed:
I do not consider it really large, but for self consumption, it is the most 
I would roast at a time.  I would not want to roast 10 lb only to drink 
stale coffee for a month or more.
John Nanci 
AlChemist at large
Roasting and Blending by Gestalt
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5) From: Ben Treichel
Actually I consider 3 or 4 oz's ideal. That's because I'll have two 
different coffees roasted, and a 1/2 lb of green will last about 4 days. 
I'm the only coffee drinker in the house, so It works out that I'm 
drinking 2 day to 6 day old coffee when I do two 4 oz batches. The only 
time I want bigger capacity is when I travel, have company, or holidays.
AlChemist John wrote:
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6) From: John Abbott
Wow Ben, my neighbors are pressing me to get a 5 pound roaster :o)  I enjoy
being able to do my roasting less often with my half pound roaster. I divide
the results into manageable lots and vacuum seal them.  I guess I'm putting
in the same amount of energy when I consider the sealing time and effort -
but the roaster (read that power hog) is used less often.  I rarely use my
FR unless I'm playing with the program.
John - I'm the only guzzler in the house - Carolyn is more civilized

7) From: Ben Treichel
John Abbott wrote:
I got my neighbor into homeroasting. So he roasts his own. If I drink 
more than 4 cups a day, I'm in danger of getting a BAD caffeine buzz. 
The type that you just sort of vibrate in place with. Not a good way to 
be terribly effective.
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8) From: R.N.Kyle
Thata boy Ben, I somehow new you were a coffee hound:O)
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC

9) From: Ben Treichel
Ron, when I say cup I don't mean one of those sissy cowardly 4 oz french 
tasse's. I mean a good old honest 12 oz american mug (that holds maybe 
10 or 11 oz) made with a double shot espresso made into an americano. I 
drink about 1 lb of green (roasted of course) a week.
R.N.Kyle wrote:
It takes two mugs within the first 45 minutes to clear the email and get 
the motor rev'ed up.

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