jameswalker Senior Member Joined: 15 Oct 2012 Posts: 1 Location: UK Expertise: Just starting
Posted Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:22am Subject: First Roaster Advice
I am new to roasting and am considering the behmor 1600 and the nesco to start with, but have also just noticed the javapro CRC 2lb.
Now I prefer to buy a better product rather than a lesser one, so clearly I would go for the javapro. But the thing is - I don't need to roast anywhere near the capacity of it. Typically in a week, I would need to grind maybe 1/4 lb. That said, what would you recommend for a low throughput starter?
oldgearhead Senior Member Joined: 25 Jan 2010 Posts: 396 Location: Go Colts! Expertise: I like coffee
Grinder: Virtuoso by Baratza Drip: Chemex,Dilongi DCM900 Roaster: 1/2K Fluid-bed
Posted Mon Oct 15, 2012, 4:57am Subject: Re: First Roaster Advice
Well, 1/4 pound is only 114 grams. So if you take shrinkage into consideration, then that's about 140 grams of green beans. Brewed at the rate of 70 grams coffee/40 ounces H2O, the yield would be about 68 ounces of drip coffee. Therefore, the Nesco at 150 grams would be about right. However, the MetalWare Company does not have a very good customer satisfaction record. With the glass roasting chamber, you see what's going on, but you can't hear the 'cracks.
The Behmor Company has a great customer satisfaction record. However, it is difficult to see what's going on but you can hear the 'cracks'.
If you are just starting out, I would suggest three things: 1) Book - "Home Coffee Roasting" by Kenneth Davids 2) Try an old popcorn popper. 3) Read about the various roasters on the "Sweetmariascoffee.com/forum"
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