[Homeroast] Larger-than-250g roaster?

Hank Perkins hankperkins at gmail.com
Wed Dec 8 13:03:08 CST 2010


The 1 pound roaster I got a quote on was $4,500 with no options and
excluded crating and shipping.
The 1 Kilo roaster was $6,500 again no options and no shipping.  I
don't remember the weights but both were over 100 pounds.

As I recall, the IR12 is north of $15,000 but I did not get a price here.



On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 12:01 PM, Rich <rich-mail at octoxol.com> wrote:
> It is possible to have the required 220v service at the roasting location.
>  This can be a DIY project depending on your skill set. Natural gas or
> propane is also doable.  Venting is not a big issue either.  Insurance and
> modifications to rented/leased space is a bit of a problem.  You can put the
> 12k Diedrich in the living room if you own the house and just don't burn it
> down with it.  The major problem is finding the roaster.
>
> On 12/08/2010 11:35 AM, Kysh wrote:
>>
>> On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 9:08 AM, Hank Perkins<hankperkins at gmail.com>
>>  wrote:
>>>
>>> Kysh,
>>>
>>> With all due respect,
>>
>> Never a good way to start an email... ;>
>>
>>>  based on my investigations, when you move to
>>> roasting 1 pound plus you are dealing with commercial grade roasters.
>>> Generally these systems require permanent installations and  custom
>>> exhaust venting.  When I looked at these roasters the gas installation
>>> and the vent installation were more than I was willing to deal with.
>>> The roasters you are looking at start around $4,000 just for the
>>> roaster.
>>
>> That's not a problem, though something like the sample roaster Tom had
>> a few years back would have been great.
>>
>>>    Gas and ventilation is going to run at least another $1,000
>>> and often require inspections by city inspectors.
>>
>> Hence the requirement for propane.
>>
>>> This can effect your insurance.  If in fact you plan to roast in a leased
>>> facility this
>>> could have lease considerations with regard to the modifications and
>>> the operation of the roaster depending on the lease.
>>
>> Again, I'm not looking for a Diedrich 12k at the moment, so I'm not
>> planning to make any modifications. I'm not roasting in my kitchen...
>>
>> -Kysh
>>
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