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Taranto
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Posted Fri Dec 16, 2011, 11:55pm
Subject: Re: looked for a roaster decided to build my own
 

WOW!

I was seriously considering getting into the coffee roasting business until I looked up prices for a new roaster from Diedrich/Probat/whoever.

May I please have some blue prints, schematics, detailed drawings on a napkin? I would seriously do this.

-Greg
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Roaster: Made my own 2KG roaster
Posted Sat Dec 17, 2011, 6:52am
Subject: Re: looked for a roaster decided to build my own
 

I had the same reaction, not that the commercial roasters are not very nice I did not have 8 to 10 K to drop on one .
Also you learn a lot about roasters and yourself while making it .
I do not have any blueprints but I looked at these pics of a Probat and this was what I wnated.
Performance is great Yesterday roasted 5# of espresso at one time . it also makes a great 1 kilo roaster at approx 2.2 to 2.5 pounds a roast.

here is a link that I used drew my own plans and fitted as I went

http://www.flickr.com/photos/coava/sets/72157623823638937/

bought almost everything on ebay I am right at $2100 now and could not be happier with it . let me know what details you need to get going.

1/4" front and back steel
10" 12" long drum machined down " highly suggest this"
.6 hp gear reduction motor running at 45 rpm
etc

Best to build the roaster for the batches you want to make for me anything less than a 2# was a no go .
I am glad this will go from 2# to 5#
also used a infra red propane element for heating

Let me know what you need?
Bill

Taranto Said:

WOW!

I was seriously considering getting into the coffee roasting business until I looked up prices for a new roaster from Diedrich/Probat/whoever.

May I please have some blue prints, schematics, detailed drawings on a napkin? I would seriously do this.

-Greg

Posted December 16, 2011 link

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moreshots
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Roaster: Made my own 2KG roaster
Posted Fri Dec 30, 2011, 2:37pm
Subject: Re: looked for a roaster decided to build my own 2KG all steel
 

well here is the completed roaster I am sure there will be a few more modifications like paint , etc but for the most part done!!!

Thought you might like to see it.

Thanks to GermantownRob and others for the support of questions etc.

Bill

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Posted Fri Dec 30, 2011, 2:38pm
Subject: Re: looked for a roaster decided to build my own 2KG all steel
 

another pic

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Posted Fri Dec 30, 2011, 2:39pm
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last one

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Posted Sat Dec 31, 2011, 6:26am
Subject: Re: looked for a roaster decided to build my own 2KG all steel
 

Darn Bill your roaster is looking sweet! Great job!

How did the holiday roasting go?
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Posted Sat Dec 31, 2011, 11:47am
Subject: Re: looked for a roaster decided to build my own 2KG all steel
 

To date made 36?# and will be roasting another 10 to 20# Monday.
I gave approx 15# away for tasting puposes with freinds and its working great . I am getting a good initial temp drop with the initial bean drop then a great rise rate with first crack at 9 to 10min .
I received a blend from a freind here on the site with 4 different beans. its is from Canon

Looking to roasting 10# on Late Sunday or Monday.

Thanks for all your help, with out this and another site I could not have made it

I have made more modifications like upper arm for the chute is changed, the lighting hole for the burner now in the front center circled in red.
added a scale and temp monitor on the side so now will have the ability to measure out the blends in the scale on the botom of the cart.
O hous electronic scale and also monitor the bean and environmental temps using the stoker now mounted on the left side.
all of the controls are on the left of the cart now.

Just some final tweaks but I beleive that it performs as good as any commercial unit . also the best part is since I built it all there is nothting that I cannot reproduce.
every piece was made from flat stock or raw pipe.

Bill
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Posted Sat Dec 31, 2011, 1:06pm
Subject: Re: looked for a roaster decided to build my own 2KG all steel
 

Now its time to make a video of your creation in action!  It really is a functional piece of art, well done!
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Posted Sat Dec 31, 2011, 2:48pm
Subject: Re: looked for a roaster decided to build my own 2KG all steel
 

I will take some clips and see if I can post them here?
Bill
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Posted Sun Jan 1, 2012, 1:55am
Subject: Re: looked for a roaster decided to build my own 2KG all steel
 

Sweet Jesus, you are an idol of DIY!!!

 
Michael Silberg
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