Posted Sat Jul 13, 2013, 10:10am Subject: Re: Any happy SR500 users?
Having done my roasting for 2 years with an SR +8 (ancestor) I almost bought an SR500.
But I had to do the math. I am a single coffee-drinker at home and go through around 1/2 a pound every 10 days. (I think you use more, with 2 drinkers.) So I do 10 oz roasts that net out half a pound after roasting. I let it rest for 3 days. I do the next roast when I am down to 3 or 4 days supply.
But I also roast for 2 grown sons. The extra capacity (larger roast size) makes life a lot simpler.
Posted Sun Jul 14, 2013, 8:10am Subject: Re: Any happy SR500 users?
Not sure why you can't get darker roasts with the popper, have you disconnected the thermal-cutout?
As for my experiences with the SR500 please see the "will my smoke alarm go off" thread, I summed it up pretty well over there. If you have any other questions though feel free to ask, I'll keep an eye on this thread.
I used the SR500 for the first couple months I was home roasting, before "graduating" to my Behmor. The SR500 is a typical air flow roaster, with all the pros and cons of such a device. The quality of this machine was high, and cleanup was a snap, except for particularly chaff-heavy coffees. I would recommend it for people new to home roasting.
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