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Posted Fri May 2, 2014, 9:29am
Subject: SC/CO vs. HG/BM.  Your opinions!
 

I'm considering up/sidegrading from a very old and very loved FR+8 to either a stir crazy convection oven setup or a heat gun bread machine setup.  I do plan on modifying either for maximum usability and roast control but haven't made up my mind on whats the best option.  I don't know if it matters, but I will be doing some outdoor roasting during the winter so heat retention/stability will be a consideration.  What do you think I should do?
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Posted Fri May 2, 2014, 9:16pm
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For me it would be the SC/CO option which gives good control of the roast.  I would still be using my SC/TO if not for the Behmor.  

Here's the reason:  Each roast was a chore to set up the pieces of the SC/TO outside.  Cooling was efficient but burn risky with me pouring the beans from the SC into the cooling tower colander.  I lost one batch when a cord got tangled and I missed the colander.  Imagine hot beans all over the wood deck!  I liked the system but disliked the labor involved in getting it set up and taken down.

 
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Posted Sat May 3, 2014, 3:56am
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How well does the SC/TO hold up in winter conditions?  I know it can get pretty cold around where I am.

 
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