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PeterX
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Joined: 14 Feb 2009
Posts: 1
Location: Wakefield QC Canada
Expertise: Just starting

Roaster: Hottop
Posted Sat Feb 14, 2009, 10:01pm
Subject: Table Top Roaster
 

I am looking for reviews of this roaster: >http://www.cafecoffees.com/microtostacafferoaster.html

I currently use a Hottop and although I've learned to work the thing, I need a bigger one to increase my "production". My friends and family have taken a liking to my roasts and I can't keep up with my current roaster.

Thanks
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BrainInAJar
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BrainInAJar
Joined: 28 Aug 2007
Posts: 316
Location: Vancouver
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Vibiemme DoubleDomo
Grinder: Mazzer SJ, Rancillio Rocky
Vac Pot: Yama 3 cup
Drip: no thanks
Roaster: Behmor 1600, 49th Parallel
Posted Sat Feb 14, 2009, 10:27pm
Subject: Re: Table Top Roaster
 

I don't see anywhere that you can adjust temperature during the roast ( all the Roast By Wire stuff and what have you all says monitoring/charting, not profiling ) so it is essentially the same as a barbecue drum.

If you don't care about roast profiles then I suppose it'd be fine but for a fraction of the price I'd just buy a BBQ and a drum for it.

That said if you're willing to mod it it might be worthwhile
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Rancilio
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Joined: 12 Dec 2008
Posts: 422
Location: New Jersey
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Giotto Premium
Grinder: Mazzer Mini
Roaster: Back to Basics Popcorn...
Posted Sun Feb 15, 2009, 11:08am
Subject: Re: Table Top Roaster
 

What do you think of this?
Click Here (www.coffeeroastersclub.com)
or make your own coffee roaster.... with these gadgets                                                                           www.rkdrums.com/products.htm
or buy one of these to roast 2 pounds of beans at a time on top of a stove
www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=3925325
Mr.T
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Scott1106
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Joined: 8 Apr 2008
Posts: 21
Location: Northville, MI
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Miss Silvia
Grinder: Macap M4, Solis Maestro
Drip: Chemex
Roaster: Behmor, WB PII
Posted Sun Feb 15, 2009, 11:23am
Subject: Re: Table Top Roaster
 

Wow...I'd kill for a 5lb roaster.  Although I didn't find anything about a cooling cycle, and at ~6 minutes its pushing 400 degrees and to 500 in 14 or so.  That seems real hot real fast.  I don't have enough experience to know if that's optimal for flavors to develop.  As a comparison, my Behmor takes around 20 minutes to get to the 450 ballpark (on the 1lb setting).
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Rancilio
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Joined: 12 Dec 2008
Posts: 422
Location: New Jersey
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Giotto Premium
Grinder: Mazzer Mini
Roaster: Back to Basics Popcorn...
Posted Sun Feb 15, 2009, 11:38am
Subject: Re: Table Top Roaster
 

I have been roasting 2lbs of coffee beans on a popper over a gas stove for quite a while now, and I find it super easy and fun. It takes about 20min for a full city roast, I just have to watch the roasting process toward the last 7 min. Last week I tried to roast 2,5 pounds and eventhough I had a little trouble turning the crank, the roast came out fantastically good and even. I think I'll stick with 2 pounds at a time though.
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