[Homeroast] Shop roasters

ricky carter rickylc99 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 27 05:50:07 CDT 2013


add about $2500 to that base number


On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 12:46 AM, miKe mcKoffee <mckona at comcast.net> wrote:

> Ben, 6 years ago when I bought mine a full manual USRC was $8k, mine was
> $12.5k with PLC profile controller including auto-dump. Can of course also
> roast full manual but why? The art is dialing in a profile for a given bean
> not then wasting time twiddling dials the same way batch after batch after
> batch. (Of course monitoring automated profiles and adjusting as/when
> needed.) A trained monkey can adjust flame and airflow to follow an already
> determined profile. That additional $4.5k was money very well spent
> allowing
> multitasking which equals greater productivity.
>
> Sounds like Rick can tell you what they're going for now. :-)
> Congratulations! You will of course have a learning curve getting to know
> how to control and best use your new tool. That's what it is, a roasting
> tool. A very capable roasting tool in my experience. Roasting principles
> are
> roasting principles. It's up to you to continue learning and apply them,
> the
> roaster won't do it for you the Roaster!
>
> Slave to the Bean miKe mcKoffee
> www.CompassCoffeeRoasting.com
> URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:
> http://www.mckoffee.com/
>
> Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
> first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
> found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone
> before.
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Homeroast [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
> Behalf Of ricky carter
> Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 7:41 PM
> To: A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
> list,available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Shop roasters
>
> I'll let you know how the learning curve is in a few weeks Corey.  My USR 3
> kilo should be delivered by the second week of sept.  It's ready to ship
> now, but I'm not quite ready for it yet, lol!  I'm heading to OK city next
> week for a day of training.  The roaster will ship the day after training.
>  it's nice to be able to get trained on my roaster!
>
>  :)
>
> I'm guessing I will have to learn to roast all over again, but hopefully
> some of what I've learned on the Quest M3 will carry over, or at least I
> will be  able to adapt the principles.
>
> Rick
>
>
> On Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 6:33 PM, Cory Creighton
> <corycreighton at gmail.com>wrote:
>
> > Thanks for the feedback, Mike.
> >
> > cc
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 3:08 PM, Ben Treichel <J.W.Bullfrog at gmail.com
> > >wrote:
> >
> > > 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
> > > > www.CompassCoffeeRoasting.com
> > > > URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:
> > > > http://www.mckoffee.com/
> > > >
> > > > Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To
> > > > know I
> > > must
> > > > first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal
> > > enlightenment
> > > > found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have
> > > > gone before.
> > > >
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> > > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Homeroast
> > > > [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com]
> > > On
> > > > Behalf Of Cory Creighton
> > > > Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 12:12 PM
> > > > To: A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for
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> > > > Subject: [Homeroast] Shop roasters
> > > >
> > > > 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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