[Homeroast] Shop roasters

ricky carter rickylc99 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 27 08:50:33 CDT 2013


Mike,

How do you monitor your tanks using propane?  do you use a two tank system?


On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 6:50 AM, ricky carter <rickylc99 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
>> > > >
>> > > > Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archives
>> > http://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/
>> > > >
>> > > > -----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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