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Old 07-02-2005, 01:53 PM
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Here are a couple of roasters that I am looking at for home use. Does
anyone have any experience with these? Any other recommendations?

http://www.freshcoffeebeans.com/roasters.asp

http://www.coffeeroasting.com/default.asp

Thanks,
Chris

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Old 07-02-2005, 11:00 PM
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On Mon, 07 Feb 2005 13:53:35 +0000, Chris Ely wrote:
Here are a couple of roasters that I am looking at for home use. Does
anyone have any experience with these? Any other recommendations?


Have you thought about using a popper to get your
initial feel for roasting?

There are lots of ways to modify and adapt them,
using expensive electronics to get a home-grown
roaster with more control than any storebought one.
Even without fancy electronics, the quick'n'dirty
solution still roasts as well or better than any of
the pre-fabricated models. For quality to price
ratio, you really can't beat the lowly corn popper,
though later on, you might feel ease of use, batch
size, or chaff collecting merit more consideration
than quality alone.

http://twoloonscoffee.com/popper.html

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Steve Ackman
http://twoloonscoffee.com

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Old 08-02-2005, 01:51 PM
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Steve Ackman wrote:
On Mon, 07 Feb 2005 13:53:35 +0000, Chris Ely

wrote:
Here are a couple of roasters that I am looking at for home use.

Does
anyone have any experience with these? Any other recommendations?



Steve,

I just got my FreshRoast Plus 8 last week and I love it! The coffee is
fantastic! You will not be disappointed in the roast. The FreshRoast
handles small batches, though, about enough for one pot at a time. If
that is not a problem for you then you are going to enjoy usuing this
roaster. Roasting is easy, cleaning the chaff is easy, everything is
easy!

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Roasting coffee is fun at first but once the novelty wears off, is
something you do because you get fresher coffee and/or it costs less.
However, the thing that started driving me nuts was the small batch
sizes. Most of the units you linked to look to be like 3-6 oz models
which for me, would not be enough.

a href="http://www.sweetmarias.com"Sweet Marias/a sell quite a few
different roasters, but more importantly, they post reviews of each
roasted detailing the features and warts of each roaster. Worth
reading.

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Old 08-02-2005, 04:42 PM
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Chris Ely wrote:
Here are a couple of roasters that I am looking at for home use. Does
anyone have any experience with these? Any other recommendations?

http://www.freshcoffeebeans.com/roasters.asp

http://www.coffeeroasting.com/default.asp

Thanks,
Chris

Thanks for the advice everyone. I ended up finding a lot of reviews at
sweetmarias.com and also at coffeegeeks.com


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Old 09-02-2005, 05:38 PM
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On 8 Feb 2005 05:51:43 -0800, Bermudez3 wrote:

Steve Ackman wrote:
On Mon, 07 Feb 2005 13:53:35 +0000, Chris Ely

wrote:
Here are a couple of roasters that I am looking at for home use.

Does
anyone have any experience with these? Any other recommendations?



Steve,

I just got my FreshRoast Plus 8 last week and I love it! The coffee is
fantastic! You will not be disappointed in the roast. The FreshRoast
handles small batches, though, about enough for one pot at a time. If
that is not a problem for you then you are going to enjoy usuing this
roaster. Roasting is easy, cleaning the chaff is easy, everything is
easy!


You've misattributed the quotes. You should be
directing that to Chris Ely, not me.

My favorite roaster is the one on the right.
http://twoloonscoffee.com/who.html

Can roast anything from 6 to 206 pots worth of coffee
at a time (given a pot with a 60g basket). Roasting
is easy, cleaning chaff is easy, everything is easy!

;-)
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Old 10-02-2005, 08:05 PM
 
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I love my Zach & Dani's roaster. Simple, no smoke, great roaster, price
is right. sweetmarias.com

John

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Old 15-02-2005, 10:34 PM
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"Chris Ely" wrote in message
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Here are a couple of roasters that I am looking at for home use. Does
anyone have any experience with these? Any other recommendations?
http://www.freshcoffeebeans.com/roasters.asp

http://www.coffeeroasting.com/default.asp

I don't have any experience with these, but if you prefer the freshroast,
you could go direct to the manufacturer at $59 + shipping
http://www.freshbeansinc.com/default.htm

Pete


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Old 23-02-2005, 07:55 PM
 
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Hi Chris

We love our Zach & Dani's. NO smoke.

Saw your post. Please check our site www.catesgreencoffee.com for
roasters and beans.

Thanks.

Cate

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Old 07-03-2005, 03:10 AM
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Chris Ely wrote:
Here are a couple of roasters that I am looking at for home use. Does


anyone have any experience with these? Any other recommendations?

http://www.freshcoffeebeans.com/roasters.asp

http://www.coffeeroasting.com/default.asp

Thanks,
Chris


Hi Chris;

I read that someone thought you should try an inexpensive corn popoper
to get you "feet wet" I agree,.As I did it, but do not try using a sink
strainer like I did to catch the chaf as the strainers are made of
plastic and melt. The wife is still laughing.
Bob



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Old 23-04-2005, 12:22 AM
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"Chris Ely" wrote in message
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Here are a couple of roasters that I am looking at for home use. Does
anyone have any experience with these? Any other recommendations?
http://www.freshcoffeebeans.com/roasters.asp

http://www.coffeeroasting.com/default.asp

Thanks,
Chris



Been home roasting for about two years in a HG. Roasted my first batch of
Tan Peaberry in an iRoast today. iRoast is the way to go.

IMHO


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Old 23-04-2005, 12:22 AM
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"Chris Ely" wrote in message
...
Here are a couple of roasters that I am looking at for home use. Does
anyone have any experience with these? Any other recommendations?
http://www.freshcoffeebeans.com/roasters.asp

http://www.coffeeroasting.com/default.asp

Thanks,
Chris



Been home roasting for about two years in a HG. Roasted my first batch of
Tan Peaberry in an iRoast today. iRoast is the way to go.

IMHO


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Old 26-04-2005, 07:43 PM
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In article .net,
"Guido" wrote:

"Chris Ely" wrote in message
...
Here are a couple of roasters that I am looking at for home use. Does
anyone have any experience with these? Any other recommendations?
http://www.freshcoffeebeans.com/roasters.asp

http://www.coffeeroasting.com/default.asp

Thanks,
Chris



Been home roasting for about two years in a HG. Roasted my first batch of
Tan Peaberry in an iRoast today. iRoast is the way to go.

IMHO



Only problem is that iRoast is made by the notorious Hearthware company,
the outfit with a consumer service record in the toilet. You better
hope you never have a problem with that machine, even DURING the
warranty period. Once Hearthware's got your money, they won't talk to
you. And if you miraculously succeed in getting them to return your
calls or emails,and you get them to replace the inevitably defective
unit before its warranty ends, remember that the warranty clock on the
replacement unit is the same as on the unit it replaces: A new unit
does NOT restart the warranty clock. And when that replacement dies,
expect them to offer you an insultingly paltry discount on yet ANOTHER
unit, as shabbily engineered as the two rusting in your garage.

Been there, done that, looking for more reliable alternative, and an
answer to the age old question of how Hearthware stays in business!

tj
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Old 28-04-2005, 07:15 PM
 
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Wow, my experience with Hearthware was completely,100% the opposite.
My roaster was heating up way too fast (2nd crack after 4 minuntes!),
and they sent me a brand new roaster, the whole thing, by fedex ground
right away. New iRoast is fine, though finicky about the current.
Still, results are fantastic. Aaron S.



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