joepfohl Senior Member Joined: 29 Sep 2004 Posts: 209 Location: Rochester, NY Expertise: I love coffee
Grinder: Solis Maestro Drip: Bodum+BonJour FP, Melitta... Roaster: Fresh Roast Plus 8, Cast...
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?
Posted Fri May 2, 2014, 9:16pm Subject: Re: SC/CO vs. HG/BM. Your opinions!
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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