greekespresso Senior Member Joined: 27 Jul 2011 Posts: 170 Location: Ptolemaida, Greece Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Rancilio Silvia V3, Gaggia... Grinder: Mahlkönig Vario Home, Anfim...
Posted Wed Aug 24, 2011, 3:41pm Subject: Re: Home roasters available in Europe.
Thank you guys
Craig, very informative videos. I cannot wait to get the green beans in my hands. They were shipped today from U.K, so I hope that I will be able to do my first roasting next week.
Rob, I am aware about the mods even though I do not fully understand their significance. I think the stage two is the replacement of the 240V heating element with a 230V. http://coffeegeek.com/forums/coffee/homeroast/392209#392209 I might need to investigate what happens in the case of 220V as this is the voltage here in Greece.
Posted Wed Aug 24, 2011, 4:11pm Subject: Re: Home roasters available in Europe.
I like to roast 80 - 85g batches in my popper. I have an older model with a very deep chamber (the black upper section of the heating chamber and the metal lower section of the chamber are about the same length) - newer models with less black area above the metal heating chamber benefit from a chimney to extend the chamber which helps hold in heat. This is what I find for 110 volt 1200 watt poppers here in the US.
Overseas your 220v current may cause your models to heat better (I am not an electrician and could be very wrong about this part) and possibly need no chimney - see how it works out of the box would be my first suggestion. Ambient temps affect the roast too - the roasts go faster when it is hotter when roasting out side of the house.
I chew coffee beans with my teeth while gargling with 195 F water to enjoy coffee. What is this "coffee brewing" device you speak of?
germantownrob Senior Member Joined: 2 Dec 2007 Posts: 2,008 Location: Philadelphia Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Duetto 3, A Dead Oscar Grinder: Vario-W, Preciso w/Esatto,... Drip: Brazen Roaster: Diedrich IR-1, HT B
Posted Fri Aug 26, 2011, 9:46am Subject: Re: Home roasters available in Europe.
When you say you can not vent it outside does this mean you can not even roast by a window with a fan? Even 150g being roasted will produce a fair amount of smoke, enough to set off sensitive smoke detectors. The Behmor does have smoke suppression that helps but at 250g there will still be enough smoke that some sort of ventalation will be wanted.
The HotTop is not very friendly when it comes to smoke, it really needs an overhead hood to capture all the smoke. The Gene Cafe with the larger chaff collector can accept a 4" exhaust hose with an adapter to exhaust the smoke out a window a short distance. The Behmor also does best with an overhead hood to capture all the smoke but also falls short of your wants since it is not manual. The Quest M3 can be adapted for direct vent out a window.
danurieli Senior Member Joined: 13 Dec 2011 Posts: 2 Location: israel Expertise: I live coffee
Posted Tue Dec 13, 2011, 7:36am Subject: Re: Home roasters available in Europe.
Hey, I'd recommend you check out the FZ-RR-700 by Coffee-Tech Engineering. I have the manual version at my house and I'm totally satisfied with it. I also know about a lot of professional roasters who have it also for sampling. One of the best things about it, in my opinion, is that you can brew the coffee immediately after cooling the beans!
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