[Homeroast] THE home roaster

Brian Kamnetz bkamnetz at gmail.com
Tue Dec 21 12:27:48 CST 2010

It's definitely an outside roaster, judging by the smoke, but looks
like it would be susceptible to ambient temps, wind, etc.


On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 9:20 PM, Martin Maney <maney at two14.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 01:11:08PM -0800, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
>> it was build around some commonly available heat source, and you had
>> to put it together, but gave control of heat/air, manual control of
>> roast curves, physical sampling from the roast chamber, and cooled
>> outside the roast chamber in 4 min or less, that would hit most of
>> my targets. One disagreement I might find with other home roasters
>> would be batch size. I think that a 150-300 gram batch is ideal.
> http://pikibo-coffeetools.de/jpg/PIKIBO-Roestbiene-Lincar104V-1280.jpg
> External heat source, some assembly required, nothing but manual
> control unless you build some automation, external cooling but I don't
> think that's included beyond the end of the dump chute.  This is sort
> of a German analog to the Quest that one of the regulars in the #coffee
> channel on freenode recently acquired.  Yes, we thought it was funny,
> too - the Quest looks more like the "fine German engineering" cliche
> and vice versa.
> Lots more info if you have the optional German decoder in your head:
>  http://pikibo-coffeetools.de/roestbiene.html
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