[Homeroast] Roasting problems

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Wed May 25 11:49:50 CDT 2011

Don't forget that since a roaster gets hot and beans burn there is a 
huge cost in getting it to market even if you designed and manufactured 
it for a total cost of 100$ each. This is exactly why the Quest is sold 
on Tom's commercial site as it is not a home appliance. And if you want 
industrial/commercial grade performance then you will have to just pry 
the moth out of your wallet. But you could build your own. There are 
several designs on YouTube.

On 05/25/2011 11:28 AM, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
>> -----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 2:15 PM
>> 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
> And no one will or can. A good comercial 1lb roaster runs $5k. A good
> commercial/home 0.5lb roaster runs $700-$1200 (HotTop or Quest).
> What makes anyone think it "shouldn't be that hard" to build a "cheap" home
> roaster with excellent control and repeatability? They already are made with
> the capabilities possible for the prices paid. Don't like the performance of
> the cheapo roasters like the Behmor or I-Roar etc., you gotta pay to play
> with real control and repeatability.
> Or invest the time and effort to modify/build yourself. I had excellent
> control and repeatability using split wired dual variable boosted voltage
> controlled (modified) Caffe' Rostos for years before turning professional.
> Slave to the Bean  miKe mcKoffee
> www.CompassCoffeeRoasting.com
> URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:
> http://www.mckoffee.com/
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