[Homeroast] Shop roasters

Edward Bourgeois edbourgeois at gmail.com
Tue Aug 27 09:12:22 CDT 2013


MiKe, how does it track your template profile? Does it use several target
points or adjust all along the way following a profile curve.


On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 9:50 AM, ricky carter <rickylc99 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> >> > > > this list,available at
> http://www.sweemarias.com/maillistinfo.html
> >> > > > 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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