[Homeroast] Roasting problems

Yakster yakster at gmail.com
Wed May 25 12:49:27 CDT 2011

Home Roaster's are a pretty small, niche market, and bringing this kind of
product to market with safety testing and certification isn't easy.

That's why heat guns and SC/TO setups are popular.

I still love my Behmor, but I'm a door surfer to stretch first crack.


On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 9:28 AM, miKe mcKoffee <mcKona at comcast.net> 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
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> URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:
> http://www.mckoffee.com/
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