Results 1 to 9 of 9
- 01-03-2017, 06:31 PM #1
Does anyone have experience with a smokeless roaster?
Looking into getting the US Roaster Corp Smokeless Roaster. Wanted to ask if anyone has any experience with a smokeless roaster? Does anyone know if it can influence the quality of the end product in some way?
- 01-03-2017, 10:31 PM #2
Are you asking about their Revelation roaster? No roaster is smokeless... smoke is the buy-product of roasting.
- 01-04-2017, 08:11 AM #3
Does the Revelation model incinerate the smoke like the Loring? I am also wondering if the roast is affected...
- 01-04-2017, 11:18 AM #4
- 01-04-2017, 05:59 PM #5
My roaster sits directly under our smoke detector and I have no outside venting.
I've had 2 "smokeless" roasters, one was a small shop roaster from Korea, which had minimal smoke, but you still needed to vent it. I have that one home in case of emergency.
My current roaster is a proprietary drum roaster from FreshRoast in Palo Alto. It has zero smoke due to it's smoke elimination methodology and extremely hefty filtration. I only have warm air coming out the exhaust at maybe 120 F.
There is also a water filtration system available for smaller roasters, but this system or a version of it has been used for years in other countries.
Absolutely does not affect the roast.
The roaster is a tool, find one that works for your space. The magic is the person operating it.John Piquet
Salt Lake City, UT
- 01-04-2017, 07:36 PM #6
John, what size roaster are you talking about? My guess is probably small roaster below 2kg but i'd like you to confirm. I actually use a Solar Roaster from CTE with their Avirnaki air filtration system, so it's a small 2kg roaster. But in the larger, true commercial size i've only found Loring and the Revelation from USRC. It is really nice IMHO but IF and only IF the roast quality is not affected. I will need a larger roaster sooner then latter and found theses interesting...except the price!
- 01-05-2017, 03:51 PM #7
JohnP - what capacity is the roaster? I remember talking to those guys back in 2005/06 about the time you got your system (we may have even talked back then via Specialty Coffee Retailer forum). I remember being impressed with their color tracking function...
- 01-05-2017, 07:29 PM #8
Roaster is likely too small for your needs... but you can add the ColorTrak system to your existing roaster. It will help you nail your profiles much more consistently.
The roaster does lbs finished per batch, so about a 3 kilo roaster +/-.
And the Loring is an amazing roaster, but a little pricey.John Piquet
Salt Lake City, UT
- 01-06-2017, 09:16 AM #9
- By phartwell in forum Coffee RoastersReplies: 0Last Post: 01-16-2016, 02:43 AM
- By Beanhunter54 in forum Coffee and Espresso MachinesReplies: 2Last Post: 11-04-2014, 07:25 AM
- By maestro in forum Coffee Industry ForumReplies: 0Last Post: 03-01-2009, 02:28 PM
- By trbb in forum Coffee RoastersReplies: 7Last Post: 08-08-2008, 08:20 PM
- By liveforcoffee in forum Business to Business B2BReplies: 0Last Post: 03-16-2006, 10:09 PM