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  1. #11
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    To match the photos to the home roasters that have been discussed in this thread:

    This is what lalala found @ $270 CAN


    iRoast 2 @ $150 US


    Fresh Roast Plus 8 @ $80 US


    Gene Cafe Roaster @ $500 US


    Behmor Drum Roaster @ $300 US


    Roasting capacities of these machines vary between 3oz to 16oz per roast. Many offers will include several pounds of green coffee beans with a machine purchase, to get you started.
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    Cafe Biscotto brought up a good point. I also have a very good local roaster where I get my roasted coffee. However, it's an hour round trip to go there, and it's not always convenient. My other alternative is to order the roasted beans through the Internet and pay shipping. From what I've been reading about home roasting, I can just buy a lot of green beans and roast them whenever I need them. Plus, it seems like it would be great fun to be able to roast my own coffee.

    I just finished reading a very interesting book called Home Coffee Roasting: Romance and Revival by Kenneth Davids. It explains about the different ways to roast coffee and describes the characterisitics of coffees from all over the world.
    Here is the link on the Amazon.com website:
    http://www.amazon.com/Home-Coffee-Roast ... 0312312199

    Rose

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    If you decide to get a Gene, our forum has loaded up 100s of roast logs in an online application.....open to all.

    http://creator.zoho.com/davec_coffeetim ... og/form/9/

    It should have enough information to get you started with reasonable roasts, you can even download all the logs as a spreadsheet and then use a formula to convert C to F for temps.

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    Thanks Davec,

    I enjoyed checking out the Zoho.com site. There's quite a lot of useful information there. As I was reading some of the postings, I noticed that someone used the term "roastathon" to describe a roasting session. It's such a great sounding word! I'm looking forward to having my own roastathon some day.

    If anyone is interested, here is the conversion method for converting degrees C to degrees F.

    When you want to convert degrees Celsius (C) to degrees Fahrenheit (F) multiply by 1.8 and add 32 degrees.

    When you want to convert degrees Fahrenheit (F) to degrees Celsius (C) subtract 32 degrees and divide by 1.8


    Also, this is a link to a web site that can do the conversion for you:

    http://www.sciencemadesimple.net/temperature.php


    Rose

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    Caffe Biscotto,
    I don't see the Fresh Roast Plus 8 or the BBQ drum on your pictures of roasters discussed?
    Jim Lyon
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    relax and roast some beans

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    Good eye Jim, the Fresh Roast I entered isn't a Plus 8. Maybe you could help a guy out and post a pic of yours or one from your site?

    Thanks,
    Ed

    Wait a minute, it is a Plus 8.... ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkRose
    Cafe Biscotto brought up a good point. I also have a very good local roaster where I get my roasted coffee. However, it's an hour round trip to go there, and it's not always convenient. My other alternative is to order the roasted beans through the Internet and pay shipping. From what I've been reading about home roasting, I can just buy a lot of green beans and roast them whenever I need them. Plus, it seems like it would be great fun to be able to roast my own coffee.

    I just finished reading a very interesting book called Home Coffee Roasting: Romance and Revival by Kenneth Davids. It explains about the different ways to roast coffee and describes the characterisitics of coffees from all over the world.
    Here is the link on the Amazon.com website:
    http://www.amazon.com/Home-Coffee-Roast ... 0312312199

    Rose
    Have you look into Chestnut Hill Coffee at 8620 Germantown Ave?
    You want cream and sugar?
    NO COFFEE FOR YOU! NEXT!

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    Fresh Roast Plus 8

    Go to my site and you can see a video of them. I have 2.
    Jim Lyon
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    relax and roast some beans

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    Thanks everyone.

    I plan to check out some other local roasters in my area, while I continue to explore the home roasting possibility.

    Rose

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    Home roasting

    I think home roasting is so much fun and you get better coffee I would never go back to any other kind.
    Jim Lyon
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    relax and roast some beans

 

 
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