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Kyle BBQ Roaster - Adam Jahiel's Review
Posted: February 6, 2004, 6:37am
review rating: 7.0
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Ron Kyle BBQ Coffee Roaster
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Arrow The Kyle BBQ Roaster has 11 Reviews
Arrow The Kyle BBQ Roaster has been rated 9.05 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 4, 2003.
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Shane Lewis 9.20
Tim Eggers 8.83
Les Albjerg 8.50
Charles Cowdrick 8.00
George Holt 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 10.0
Manufacturer: Ron Kyle Quality: 10
Average Price: $210.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $200.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Ron Kyle Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 3 months Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Alpenjunk
Bottom Line: Built and works like my dependable old Army jeeps.
Positive Product Points

As a lover of simple, but functional design, this roasting drum is the perfect design for me. I can roast one to 5 pounds of coffee. It is sturdy as can be. Hooked up to my BBQ, it provides me with the best coffee ever, especially after adding an inexpensive surplus 50 RPM Motor.

Negative Product Points

Don't forget your welding gloves.  Got to remember the pin that holds the door shut!

Detailed Commentary

I began roasting by buying an Alpenrost. I sent this unit back and got a replacement several times. I fell in love with roasting my own coffee, and the Swissmar service was great, but the product was really terrible! And fussy. And tempermental.  

When I bought the Ron Kyle Drum, I filled it with green beans and read the instructions as I roasted. It's actually a pretty intuitive process as long as you don't depend on electronics.  I have been enjoying the roasts I get every time (unless I forget to put the pin that holds the door back in. ( Nothing is perfect, but this one is close).

For family gatherings and parties, I can whip up large amounts of coffee, even the decaf stuff, for those who don't like caffeine.  With the Alp, I would have had to roast many times for, for expample, our last Thanksgiving blast!

Simply put, It's a great unit.

Buying Experience

Ron Kyle = Fast and Relable.

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