oldgearhead Senior Member Joined: 25 Jan 2010 Posts: 397 Location: Go Colts! Expertise: I like coffee
Grinder: Virtuoso by Baratza Drip: Chemex,Dilongi DCM900 Roaster: 1/2K Fluid-bed
Posted Tue Aug 6, 2013, 3:05pm Subject: Re: Coffee Crafters Artisan V fluid bed Roaster
The easy way to control the temperature of this style roaster (Sivetz) is with the blower control. The fastest roast occurs when you 'ride' the blower speed down as the beans get lighter during the roast. I prefer to stretch the drying and first-crack phases a bit by only re-adjusting the blower speed at the 3 and 6 minute marks.
I like the "ArtFive" better than the Sono Fresco because it's a normal fluid-bed, and probably works better than the Sono with different size loads. Although the large electrical load is probably a drawback for several users.
However, I would be curious about the MET (max temp of air entering the RC (roast chamber)).
Posted Fri Sep 20, 2013, 4:29pm Subject: Re: Coffee Crafters Artisan V fluid bed Roaster
I like fluid bed roasters , I own a sonofresco. But the coffeecrafters website needs a redesign , reminds me of the Monster Coffee website of years ago (scary). Electrical roaster would be great in Quebec where hydro power is cheapest in Canada.
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