[Homeroast] electric roasters

Barry Luterman lutermanb at gmail.com
Sun Jun 9 10:23:20 CDT 2013


As an addendum . It should be noted I am not known for my mechanical
apptitude. I am the guy who when his car makes a strange noise fixes the
car by turning up the volume on the radio.


On Sat, Jun 8, 2013 at 6:17 PM, Barry Luterman <lutermanb at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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