Posted Sun Jan 27, 2013, 7:05pm Subject: Getting ready for maiden voyage with my GG/BM combo!
I'm getting ready to roast 1/2 lb of Huehue with a scoop of Bali for character. Wish me luck, I'll post pictures of the machine soon. I used a DAK turbo II for a drive mechanism, and have an 11 X 3.5" saute pan for a roast pan, topped of by a 1470W GG, as of yet unmodified. No thermocouples yet, so I'll be stopping the roast shortly into the 2nd crack.
Posted Sun Jan 27, 2013, 8:13pm Subject: Re: Getting ready for maiden voyage with my GG/BM combo!
Pan on TurboII Drive, can be lifted off to dump into cooler. As of yet, no chaff collection, but I'll add it as soon as I can figure out the best way. I might wait until my thermocouples arrive, so that I can lay it all out at one time.
Posted Mon Jan 28, 2013, 8:12pm Subject: Re: Getting ready for maiden voyage with my GG/BM combo!
I like it! Now you've got me thinking of tinkering with my turbocrazy......I like the convenience of tabletop roasting, but getting to be to many coffee drinkers in the house. The freshroast gets a heck of a workout every weekend, and some evenings. I do back to back roasts, with one extra cooling cycle between.
Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013, 5:43pm Subject: Re: Getting ready for maiden voyage with my GG/BM combo!
Ron- I have the Freshroast SR300, and I have to roast almost every day to keep up with the demand. That is why I am building the bigger roaster. Plus, I want to be able to gift friends and family with half pounds of coffee, and it seems silly to have to run several roasts to make that happen.
So, having tried the UFO base, I have decided to continue playing with the custom pan using alternative drive mechanisms.
I bought a 6vdc B&D cordless screwdriver today for $9, it turns at 60 rpm and has plenty of torque for stirring, I'm going to try rigging a drive system with that and a 6vdc power adapter to replace the bread machine. At $9 a pop, if that works I'll just buy a couple for spares. The breadmachine spins at about 250 rpm, and being a capacitor start motor, there is no good way to slow it down.
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