[Homeroast] ***SPAM*** Re: New Roaster and Brewer Recommendations?

T. Rob Brown trobbrown at mac.com
Fri Dec 20 09:41:35 CST 2013


I had no idea you were a competitor - I thought this was a public forum. So sorry. Rob
On Dec 19, 2013, at 7:57 PM, miKe mcKoffee <mckona at comcast.net> wrote:

> And if you happened to be a List cop it would be quite appropriate to point
> out besides being bad manners it's against the List rules everyone agreed to
> when they sign up.
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> Subject: [Homeroast] ***SPAM*** Re: New Roaster and Brewer Recommendations?
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> 
> Not a list cop but linking a direct competitor to our gracious host seems a
> bit thoughtless.
> 
> Bob
> 
> 
> ---- "T. Rob Brown" <trobbrown at mac.com> wrote: 
>> We purchased a stainless steel French Press from the Green Beanery in 
>> Toronto - www.greenbeanerytoronto.ca - they have online shopping plus they
> sell many different green beans - there are three sizes - 8 oz, 16 oz and 32
> oz - from $60 - $90 - no more broken glass! Rob Brown (aka Roberto Chocolaté
> - Panama) On Dec 18, 2013, at 6:26 PM, "Mejia, Carlos"
> <carlos.mejia at intel.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> I'm a long time member but haven't contributed much over the last few
> yrs.  I have a couple of items that I'd love to hear feedback on.  First the
> roaster:   I've been roasting for about 7 yrs now, mostly with an iRoast2.
> Generally, I prefer FC level and my favorite is Ethiopian dry processed to
> capture the nice berry notes.  I also have a drum roaster that I built with
> an RK drum for more capacity but rarely use it these days.  Only roasting
> from 2 people and the iRoast every few days is less hassle than the drum
> roaster.   I'm considering upgrade to a roaster with more capacity than the
> iRoast (but easier and more convenient than drum roasting outdoors.  I'm
> wondering if anyone on the list has tried the Hukey (correct spelling...
> even though there's a picture of a Husky on the front!), a very nice
> stainless roaster made in Taiwan.  I saw one of these in a shop in Portland
> and was impressed with the workmanship and asthetics!  It believe it will
> roast ~ 1 lb and looks like a
>>> mini-Probat.  The main drawback to me is the price, although I go to
> Taiwan occasionally and may be able to pick one up there and save some
> bucks.  I'm also considering the Behmor.  Can anyone compare this roaster to
> a Behmor?    If my roasts are (almost) always less than FC+ level and I like
> the results of iRoast, will I be happy with Behmor and should I be looking
> at others?  I'm hoping to spend less than a grand.
>>> 
>>> And now the brewer:  I'm also interested in a brew device that I've only
> recently seen, though I think it's been out for a while, called the Sowden.
> My wife prefers a French press (I usually use an aeropress), but she's
> broken the glass on 3 pots now and it's getting a little expensive replacing
> them!  I'm assuming the Sowden will be a very similar cup, about the same
> cleanup and maybe a little less fragile than a French press.   I would
> likely get the smallest size which is advertised as a 4 cup and wondering if
> the filter goes all the way to the bottom and allows a small brew of only
> ~8-10 oz.
>>> 
>>> Any comments or reviews of either of these?
>>> 
>>> Thanks!
>>> 
>>> ~carlos
>>> 
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