[Homeroast] Roasting problems

Terry McVay (rr) tmcvay at hawaii.rr.com
Tue May 24 22:49:26 CDT 2011

Tom, I know how you feel.. I fix computers for a living just now.
What you may want to reconsider is whether or not you can dial
down the technology..  Heatgun Dogbowl, wok roasting, air popper,
anything to avoid a computer chip for right now might be a help..
Best of luck!
Drum roasting in Kona 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com [mailto:homeroast-
> bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On Behalf Of Tomenid at aol.com
> Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 11:15 AM
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Subject: [Homeroast] Roasting problems
> Look I've tried all kinds of roasters and have come to the conclusion
> that
> most of them are built by if not idiots people who just want it work
> for a
> few  weeks and then it's your problem. Two roasters I got had
> thermostats
> that burnt  coffee to a Spanish roast in half the time it was supposed
> to take
> to do  a  city roast. Replaement roasters worked well for a time but
> even
> with constant  care began to fluctuate all over the place, It wasn't
> the most
> imaginative  roaster but the Gene was the most consistent and gave me
> the
> best coffee but the  first ones had all kinds of problems and parts
> that
> failed right and left. The  Behmor is just inconsistent from coffee to
> coffee
> from batch to batch--and of  course isn't the best machine to use if
> you want
> to get a darker roast. So I'm  still waiting for a decent home roasting
> machine that won't cost me an arm and  leg. It shouldn't be that hard
> to make
> one. Then again, no one has....
> Tom
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