[Homeroast] electric roasters

Barry Luterman lutermanb at gmail.com
Sat Jun 8 20:17:09 CDT 2013


I burnt the insulation of the power cord. Gotta make sure that sucka
doesn't touch the body of the machine.


On Sat, Jun 8, 2013 at 5:35 PM, ricky carter <rickylc99 at gmail.com> wrote:

> there's nothing in a Quest to melt !
>
> LOL!
>
>
> On Sat, Jun 8, 2013 at 3:15 PM, Jeffrey Pawlan <jpawlan at pawlan.com> wrote:
>
> > I read all of the posts today and especially looked at this one:
> >
> > "At that price and with all of the other concerns, it seems like there
> > would be better options.  Has anyone looked at the Amazon DL-A721-S? I
> > just saw it mentioned by someone on Reddit.
> > http://www.alibaba.com/**product-gs/651926781/Electric_**
> > Coffee_Roaster_DL_A72<
> http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/651926781/Electric_Coffee_Roaster_DL_A72
> >
> > 1_S_.html
> >
> > The good news is that it is 220v.  The bad news is that the heater is
> only
> > 1200w.  I designed and built the computer controlled roaster out of
> > modified hottops. I specially ordered some higher power heaters (880w)
> from
> > the manufacturer in Taiwan. That helped but still the hottop could not
> do a
> > fast roast. Those heaters are no longer available and I do not have any
> > more.
> >
> > The Amazon looks like the Dietrich IR.  I wonder if the Chinese copied
> the
> > Dietrich or if Dietrich buys theirs from China?  Regardless, I do not
> think
> > highly of using an electric heater for large batches. By physical
> > limitations, they cannot heat and cool quickly enough to do a good
> profile.
> >
> > Regarding using a heatgun to supplement an underpowered home drum
> roaster,
> > I had one CCR customer try that to get roasts as short as an air roaster.
> > He caused the hottop to catch on fire and melt.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Jeffrey Pawlan
> >
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