[Homeroast] Shop roasters

Ben Treichel J.W.Bullfrog at gmail.com
Mon Aug 26 15:08:15 CDT 2013


MMC, how much was that roaster? I have friend at work that has been using 3
hottops and runs thru a $1000 in green to seel at work.

Obviously he needs a bigger roaster (even if it does cut into Scotch time;
he drinks it while roasting).


On Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 2:44 PM, miKe mcKoffee <mckona at comcast.net> wrote:

> IMO Dietrich fine quality roaster BUT over state their capacity (with any
> profile control). OTH USRC under states their roaster capacity. Been using
> USRC 3k (with profile controller) for 5 1/2 years, consistent reliable work
> horse capable of excellent roasts. My production roasts are to "yield" 6lb
> post roast which means 6.9 to 7.2lb greens (depending on green and profile)
> no problem. Most of my roast profiles run 14 to 15:30 depending on profile
> etc. For fun early on tested the real max capacity of my little mule and
> did
> a 10lb greens batch. Ran flat out and got to LFC (first touch of 2nd) in 20
> minutes. About the same length of time a Dietrich will run at rated
> capacity
> not 50% OVER rated capacity. Oh AND discovered that 10lb greens size batch
> was a bit too big for cooling tray! It is a 3k = 6.6lb rated roaster after
> all. :-)
>
> Dietrich touts their "fuel efficiency". True at the expense of actual batch
> size. I'm still running more expensive propane (vs. natural gas) and my
> average propane cost per lb post roast is ~5 cents, break the bank! Did the
> math and would take me easily 20 years in fuel savings to pay for the cost
> to have existing natural gas line tapped (for furnace).
>
> Slave to the Bean miKe mcKoffee
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Homeroast [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
> Behalf Of Cory Creighton
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> Hi all,
>
> Does anyone have any feedback on the Diedrich 2.5 kilo roaster or the 3
> kilo
> from US Roaster Corp?  I've been looking at both and figured there is
> probably some people on this list who had experience with one or both.  Any
> thoughts on either roaster would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Roast on!
> Cory
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