[Homeroast] sonofresco

Dennis Parham dparham.is at gmail.com
Fri Apr 20 17:43:25 CDT 2012

I roast with mine 15 lbs a week and never bake.... I keep it clean but more importantly at least for me, I tilt it back ( front feet about 2" up that a friend of mine came up with here) and start with a 1.5 minute warmup cycle, ( set on my 1 lb setting and Ive used all profiles with 2 maybe being hardest to get past City to city+ depending on origin ) and on P4 I have to stop short often or be in rolling second crack... its not the best for typical vienna but the City+ to Full City and sometimes beyond I have no problems... lol

Dennis Parham

On Apr 20, 2012, at 6:23 PM, Greg Gearheart wrote:

> I don't have any direct comments on these devices, but for less than $700
> you can put together a bbq drum roaster (like I did) that will give you
> lots of control, roast up to 4-5# at a time, and make your neighbors
> jealous.
> On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 3:04 PM, j3r <j at j3r.org> wrote:
>> On 12-04-20 03:36 PM, j3r wrote:
>>> I have a chance to buy a used sonofresco 1lb propane model with new heat
>>> sensor for $1500. I use a behmor now. Is the sonofresco going to have real
>>> advantages over the behmor? I understand I could roast more batches per day
>>> (perhaps), but is there something more? Do people onlist use these? I have
>>> heard very little talk about them.
>>> What does the sonofresco at $4k (new) do that the $300 behmor does not do?
>>> Jeremy
>> So basically
>> Pros: it can do a true 1lb roasted yield, and it gives coffee geek cred.
>> Cons: it has no roast profiling, it is large, it is expensive.
>> It "roasts rather than bakes" - any further comments on this?
>> Jeremy
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