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Radixb
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Location: Lafayette, IN
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Espresso: Gaggia Classic
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Roaster: SR300, GG/BreadMachine
Posted Sun Jan 27, 2013, 8:05pm
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.

 
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Radixb
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Location: Lafayette, IN
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Gaggia Classic
Grinder: Kyocera CM-50, PeDe Dienes...
Vac Pot: Knapp Monarch, Sunbeam
Drip: Aeropress, Chemex, Melitta...
Roaster: SR300, GG/BreadMachine
Posted Sun Jan 27, 2013, 8:49pm
Subject: Re: Getting ready for maiden voyage with my GG/BM combo!
 

Ok, so that was FUN!  I even convinced my wife to come watch...  I pulled the beans 20-30 sec into the second crack.  Attached is a picture of the roast.

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CoffeeRon
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Vac Pot: Sunbeam CoffeeMaster
Drip: Melita BCM-4
Roaster: FR SR500,B-1600, SC/TO
Posted Sun Jan 27, 2013, 9:08pm
Subject: Re: Getting ready for maiden voyage with my GG/BM combo!
 

Nice! Looks like you're on your way :)
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Radixb
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Radixb
Joined: 14 Jan 2013
Posts: 17
Location: Lafayette, IN
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Gaggia Classic
Grinder: Kyocera CM-50, PeDe Dienes...
Vac Pot: Knapp Monarch, Sunbeam
Drip: Aeropress, Chemex, Melitta...
Roaster: SR300, GG/BreadMachine
Posted Sun Jan 27, 2013, 9:10pm
Subject: Re: Getting ready for maiden voyage with my GG/BM combo!
 

Here are some pictures of the roaster.  Thanks to Ed and his Dreamroaster for inspiration.

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Radixb
Joined: 14 Jan 2013
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Location: Lafayette, IN
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Gaggia Classic
Grinder: Kyocera CM-50, PeDe Dienes...
Vac Pot: Knapp Monarch, Sunbeam
Drip: Aeropress, Chemex, Melitta...
Roaster: SR300, GG/BreadMachine
Posted Sun Jan 27, 2013, 9:11pm
Subject: Re: Getting ready for maiden voyage with my GG/BM combo!
 

The Pan and Drive:

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Radixb
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Radixb
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Location: Lafayette, IN
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Gaggia Classic
Grinder: Kyocera CM-50, PeDe Dienes...
Vac Pot: Knapp Monarch, Sunbeam
Drip: Aeropress, Chemex, Melitta...
Roaster: SR300, GG/BreadMachine
Posted Sun Jan 27, 2013, 9:13pm
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.

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CoffeeRon
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Vac Pot: Sunbeam CoffeeMaster
Drip: Melita BCM-4
Roaster: FR SR500,B-1600, SC/TO
Posted Mon Jan 28, 2013, 9:12pm
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.
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Location: Lafayette, IN
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Gaggia Classic
Grinder: Kyocera CM-50, PeDe Dienes...
Vac Pot: Knapp Monarch, Sunbeam
Drip: Aeropress, Chemex, Melitta...
Roaster: SR300, GG/BreadMachine
Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013, 6:43pm
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.

Breadmachine update:

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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