[Homeroast] Work load > While remodeling >RE: Why I Homeroast

Robert Yoder robotyonder at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 22 21:24:07 CDT 2011


It's good to hear from you, MiKe! Can you describe the control system?  What kind of inputs, What kind of intervals, what kind of fuel & air control?  It would be nice to know what to hope for! Happy Roasting(!) robert yoder
 > Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 21:29:39 -0400
> From: edbourgeois at gmail.com
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Work load > While remodeling >RE: Why I Homeroast
> 
> Putting some mileage on that buggy there MiKe
> 
> On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 9:24 PM, miKe mcKoffee <mcKona at comcast.net> wrote:
> > No reason similar setup wouldn't work, though agree only small events use
> > flojet and 5gal jug! I hookup via foodgrade hose to filter for large events
> > like this coming weekend out at Vancouver Lake.
> >
> > Ever hear the phrase "be careful what you pray for, you just might get it"?
> > Today's roast session 25 batches ~180lb :) Last batch just in the drum now
> > but didn't start roasting until 10:30am so will be an about 8 1/2hr session
> > with warm up and cool down, not too shabby for a wee USRC 3k. LOVE not being
> > strapped to the roaster the whole time, well worth the $5k for profile
> > control system!
> >
> > Slave to the Bean  miKe mcKoffee
> > www.CompassCoffeeRoasting.com
> > URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:
> > http://www.mckoffee.com/
> >
> > Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
> > first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
> > found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
> >
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> >
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> >> [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
> >> Behalf Of Joseph Robertson
> >> Sent: Monday, June 20, 2011 12:08 PM
> >> To: A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules
> >> for this list,available at
> >> http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html
> >> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] While remodeling >RE: Why I Homeroast
> >>
> >> mike ,
> >> nice Event plumbing rig. Could I use this concept with the 3grp LM I'm
> >> putting together here in Stevenson Wa.?
> >> The espresso station needs to be on wheels. Won't be going
> >> outside of a
> >> large building though so I believe we will be using fixed or
> >> hard plumbed
> >> for water supply and 220 power.
> >> Mike (just plain) is helping with this project.
> >> Nice to hear of your xtream work load. Looks to be a good
> >> year for coffee in
> >> the right Location with the right staff. Which you have
> >> assembled like a
> >> fine Swiss watch.
> >> Best Regards to you and yours,
> >> Joseph
> >>
> >> On Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 2:52 PM, miKe mcKoffee
> >> <mcKona at comcast.net> wrote:
> >>
> >> > Hey Terry, you could hook your V-II up to something like this while
> >> > remodeling.
> >> > http://www.compasscoffeeroasting.com/pics/eventplumbing.jpg
> >> >
> >> > Just finished mounting filter (inc softening) and
> >> accumulator to board for
> >> > a
> >> > 3 day event this coming weekend. Be much better than
> >> flopping around tied
> >> > to
> >> > table legs etc.! Though might not need quite as complex,
> >> i.e. the 2 "Ts"
> >> > between the filter and accumulator, one basically a water
> >> "faucet" to fill
> >> > pour over hotwater towers and brewer etc, the other goes to
> >> the pitcher
> >> > rinser, accumulator output to espresso machine of course.
> >> Testing with
> >> > Flojet, will be hooked up via foodgrade hose input to
> >> filter for event....
> >> >
> >> > Working on the plumbing setup test while middle of an
> >> 84.6lb 11 batch
> >> > "quick
> >> > roast session". Last batch in the drum now. Only roasted
> >> 405lb the previous
> >> > 7 days:) Just starting a serious new wholesale account push
> >> with realistic
> >> > goal of hitting a Ton roasted a week in the next 12 months,
> >> which will be
> >> > about the max possible with this little USRC 3k work horse.
> >> Then time to
> >> > upgrade roaster (~$50k next size up ouch! But we'll be ready for it)
> >> >
> >> > Oh and just finished dialing our new (to us) catering machine on the
> >> > plumbing setup, Bric' just steams too slow for bigger
> >> events. And PIA to
> >> > tear apart my home setup for events! Last week "stole" a
> >> Brasilia Portofino
> >> > off Craigslist for $372 inc. my cost for a new pump! Though
> >> it's heater
> >> > only
> >> > 1200w compared to Bric's 1900w (both 110v) has 6L boiler
> >> instead of Bric's
> >> > 1.5L. So while Bric' takes ~40sec to steam for a 12oz bev
> >> (we do one size
> >> > milk bevs catering/events) Portofino was 9sec with it's
> >> stock tip! Switched
> >> > to a slower tip (smaller diameter holes, still 4 hole) for
> >> better texture
> >> > control now perfect 20sec. Start the shot, start steaming,
> >> stop steaming,
> >> > stop the shot. That'll keep the line moving mucho better!
> >> Last month did
> >> > similar event pulling 342 double shots on the Bric' in the
> >> 25 hours the bar
> >> > open no problem, but waiting 10-15sec to finish steaming
> >> after the shot
> >> > over
> >> > and over and over about killed me. Yeah, pulled 19lb of
> >> Delirium with the
> >> > Bric' in those 25 hours open, crazy!
> >> >
> >> > Bagging to do gone...
> >> >
> >> > Slave to the Bean  miKe mcKoffee
> >> > www.CompassCoffeeRoasting.com
> >> > URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:
> >> > http://www.mckoffee.com/
> >> >
> >> > Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path.
> >> To know I must
> >> > first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each
> >> Personal enlightenment
> >> > found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone
> >> > before.
> >> >
> >> > Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archives
> >> > http://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/
> >> >
> >> > > -----Original Message-----
> >> > > From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> >> > > [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
> >> > > Behalf Of Terry Stockdale
> >> > > Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2011 1:43 PM
> >> > > To: A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules
> >> > > for this list,available at
> >> > > http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html
> >> > > Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Why I Homeroast
> >> > >
> >> > > As long as the confessions are going on, I've got to confess also.
> >> > > We're going through kitchen remodelling and I disconnected my
> >> > > Vivaldi II
> >> > > last Sunday and haven't made drip or vacuum since then.
> >> One day, I
> >> > > stopped on the way to work and got a cup of Community Coffee,
> >> > > which was
> >> > > too hot to drink.  Coffee last week was Mellow Joy at work.
> >> > > It's a far
> >> > > cry from my normal two 16-oz thermos of fresh homeroast that
> >> > > I take to
> >> > > work.  At least I dilute it with some hot water.
> >> > >
> >> > > Last night, I couldn't stand it any longer. I dug out my
> >> old Rancilio
> >> > > Silvia - I knew there was a reason I hadn't tried to sell it
> >> > > yet.  Since
> >> > > Silvia has a reservoir (the Vivaldi II is direct-piped to
> >> the water
> >> > > source), I can use it - and have...
> >> > >
> >> > > One double Americano last night using something that got into
> >> > > jars but
> >> > > not marked - I think it was Panama Finca la Camiseta.  Then,
> >> > > two double
> >> > > Americano's of the same today plus a double espresso of the same.
> >> > >
> >> > > Silvia still knows what she's doing!
> >> > >
> >> > > I roasted a pound of Brazil Joao de Campos Yellow Catuai
> >> > > today for some
> >> > > variety.  I can't wait for the remodelling job to be complete, but
> >> > > that's about 5 more weeks.
> >> > >
> >> > > Terry Stockdale
> >> > >
> >> > > On 6/19/2011 2:46 PM, Sandy Andina wrote:
> >> > > > Bless me, Tom&  Maria, for I too have sinned--IOTW, taken
> >> > > more than just a few weeks off from roasting. Expediency has
> >> > > led me to frequent my local artisanal roasteries for
> >> > > ready-to-grind beans (and I've been using the "My-K-Cup"
> >> > > ground coffee holder in my Breville as well as my espresso
> >> > > machine&  Technivorm).  I've been on the road too often and
> >> > > too long, plus spending insane amounts of time pursuing gigs
> >> > > (contact me offlist for the Andina&  Rich tour schedule--we
> >> > > self-professed "caffeinds" may be in your area and would love
> >> > > to do a house concert or play your coffeehouses);  scarcely
> >> > > time to kick back, eat&  drink, or do anything that can't be
> >> > > multitasked while on the computer.  (And I can personally
> >> > > attest that instances of roasting to "third crack" are
> >> > > directly proportional to the number of roasts in progress
> >> > > while answering e-mails). Mea culpa, mea maxim culpa (are
> >> > > Jews allowed to say that? We have our own brand of guilt,
> >> of course).
> >> > > > On Jun 19, 2011, at 12:16 PM, Bob Hazen wrote:
> >> > > >
> >> > > >
> >> > > >> A confession:  I haven't been roasting for the last few
> >> > > weeks.  Due to the intensity of home and work
> >> > > responsibilities I just didn't take the time.  That, and a
> >> > > perceived notion of "sameness" in my roasts caused me to
> >> > > check out other beans.  It was a disaster.
> >> > > >>
> >> > > > Peace&  song,
> >> > > > Sandy
> >> > > > www.sandyandina.com
> >> > > >
> >> > > >
> >> > >
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