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DavecUK
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Posted Sat Aug 10, 2013, 8:39am
Subject: Re: roaster suggestion for 15lbs a week
 

oldgearhead Said:

The 'commercial' Gene' at 3.3kw would be capable of roasting 2.2 pounds at a time in 'favorable' ambient temperature.
Both the 'Ar5' or the Sono Fresco have more than twice the available heating power..

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So when you used the CBR 1200 commercial roaster, is is this what you found, or are you making an assumption, based on no direct experience of the roaster?

I ask because this is definitely not what I have found with my own personal experience of the roaster. In fact it has much more power than is needed to roast 1kg of green coffee and would meet the OP requirements perfectly, if he can actually get hold of onet, although it's quite expensive. He might not be able to buy one at the moment, because I don't think they generally are available to purchase... it's also why I don't' think you have used one and resorted to pulling a well considered comment out of your *(&..
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Posted Sat Aug 10, 2013, 11:46am
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You are right, I have no experience with any GeneCafe' roaster. However, I have roasted a lot of coffee using electric heat.
All I'm saying is:
1) You can't beat horsepower (watts).
2) Fluid-bed roasters only have one moving part to wear out.
3) If I need a roaster for my business, I would build my own, and it would look at lot more like the 'Art5' than the GeneCafe'.

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Posted Sun Aug 11, 2013, 1:12pm
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DavecUK Said:

The 1kg Gene Cafe  CBR 1200 would exactly suit your needs, perhaps wait until it's available in the US. It is nothing like it's smaller cousin, the 300g Gene cafe and is a proper commercial/not home roaster. I would advise a 240V supply if you can get one as it's electric and draws 3.2 or 3.3Kw.

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Alright this is cool. :P
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