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  1. #11
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    The 2Kg from Ambex is a solid machine, I used it when I went to the 3 day roastting class they offer.
    I ended up buying the 10Kg though, currently awating shipment (sometime in Dec 04 they say)
    Ron Balla
    The Coffee Exchange Inc
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada

  2. #12
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    love it! it works great and is a great small yet robust unit. I prefer brum roasting, it seems to have a more carmalized flavor. But air roasting works great. The blend I used for monser is STTS, and I like it and my customers do too. I used it for my espresso drive through and my firns customer, then I have to buy a larger roasted ( drum, Diedrich) and I love it too... I really recomend the monster fluid bed roaster...tell Dave i sent you
    If your java tastes bitter: ASK QUESTIONS.
    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

  3. #13
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    also re: nedding to be cleaned......yep! and what about those group heads?
    If your java tastes bitter: ASK QUESTIONS.
    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

  4. #14
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    And, how does not checking your timed shots affect cosistancy.....heck, every thing in this buisness requires consistant quality checks and maintance.
    If your java tastes bitter: ASK QUESTIONS.
    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

  5. #15
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    Topher, cant get over that thread Air roasted or drum roasted?

    I think that this post clears-up that MAXTOR has nothing to do with MONSTER.

    Regards Maxtor

    Please read below comments from a current user.

    The roast is not user programmable, has 9 preset finish temps, most often the desired temp. falls between these settings. Some chaff remains in the finished roast, not a big problem, but it does require some method of removal. Hard to open for routine cleaning.

    The roaster measures air temp in the exhaust, and will give a digital reading on the control panel- Celsius. It has preset roasting profiles, which you can select on the control panel. These are #1-#9, and it basically lets you select the temperature at which the roaster stops the roast. I don't use them. I like my Columbian roasted to 450F bean temp. Setting #3 stops the roast too light and setting #4 stops it at 465F. The thermocouple also measures exhaust air temp, which is not accurate enough to duplicate roasts. After a year of mixed results and much aggravation I installed a 10" probe with a digital thermometer. I now set the roast level to a higher setting and manually shut off the gas when the beans reach the desired temp. Of course this means you have to be there at the end of the roast, but it's the only way I've found to get the results I want. I just carry a timer if I have to leave for a few minutes. I have been very happy since I started roasting with bean temp. And I can now easily duplicate a roast.


    I have worked out most of the headaches to my satisfaction; the one item I wish I could correct is to have a programmable roast profile. I talked with them several times about this; their opinion is 'our design is the best why would you want to change it'? I don't like the preset roast profile, it goes into a 6 second cooling stage at certain set points to stretch out the roast time and maintain the time/temp profile. My biggest problem with that is it goes into a cooling stage just as the beans hit first crack- I get about 20 seconds of 1st crack and then the burner shuts off. The bean temp can drop as much as 20F, and first crack stops. It can take 30secnds or longer to move back into 1st. The same frustrating thing happens during 2nd crack. I do get good results with most of my roasts, but I'm not convinced I'm bringing out the best the beans have to offer.

    I would advise purchasing a second roast chamber, chaff collector assembly. The roast chamber is glass and it is a good idea to have a backup. It also speeds up the roasting time to have a second unit ready to put in immediately after you withdraw the finished roast.

    Within the last 3 months I purchased a 100lb propane tank. What a difference! When the tanks get low it really throws off the roast times and temps for some reason. One roast set on #5 might turn off at 440F and the next one with the same beans and setting will go to 475F or something crazy. With the 5 lb tanks this happened more frequently and it caused great irritation until I figured out why.
    Good Espresso is the equivalent of millions of tiny angels pissing on your tongue.

    Some like smoked coffee; I like to smoke while having coffee.

    Roasting 50000 pounds of coffee a month in 60 different locations.

  6. #16
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    Hmm, I didn't experiance too many problems. And if I hade a screwy roast it most likley was a dirty thermo, or chaff buildup....

    Honest I love my IR3 more...BUt it costs almost 2x as much as a monster.

    Yoiu could call sonofresco and ask about the issues: they make it for monster. ( in my hometown)
    If your java tastes bitter: ASK QUESTIONS.
    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

  7. #17
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    Well NW JAVA there are different kind of roast-masters.
    There are the romantics who think that every 4th batch is perfect.
    There are the dilatants who keep on trying and once they have a good roast they don’t know why.
    And than you have the pro's they have control over process.
    Costs some money, but hey is it a hobby or is it a business?
    Chaff collection problem, what are you talking about?
    Same goes for the IR3, What’s the difference between the two anyway?
    Are you kidding?
    alt.coffee is the place to be for you, you are in the wrong league.
    No offence just judging from what I see.

    Regards Maxtor
    Good Espresso is the equivalent of millions of tiny angels pissing on your tongue.

    Some like smoked coffee; I like to smoke while having coffee.

    Roasting 50000 pounds of coffee a month in 60 different locations.

  8. #18
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    well,,let start with: the monster has a mico processor, the IR3 doesn't . I started roasting with a Monster to support my drive up, I bought the Ir3 to support the three resturaunts I have. As far as type of roastmaster: I have alot to learn, but as far as passion and attention to detal and roast I couldn't have more. Braggin rights/well are like: you know......I admit I have alot to learn, and I take comfort in knowing that. As far as the .alt.....go f yourself for calling me an amature.
    If your java tastes bitter: ASK QUESTIONS.
    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

  9. #19
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    And Maxtor, where are you located? in the midwest? anywhere other than th Pacific Northwest? if not then don't assume anything,and untill you see multiple post from me...keep you pie hole shut. I suppose you are one of those at coffefest or NASCOR whoes cofffe I spit out after being served thier best roast.
    If your java tastes bitter: ASK QUESTIONS.
    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

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    Let me appologise

    Dear NW JAVA

    Sorry it took so long, but first I had to go and f my self and that takes some considerable time.
    Perception is reality, that’s how it is and you created it.

    I'll stop right there. you are right sometimes I assume, and we all know that assumption is the mother of all f**k-up's.

    "I might regret what I said later, but at that point in time it seemed to be relevant."

    perception, assumed, from material available to me. not very thoughtful but like that.

    The bottom line is you don’t have control over Process.

    As far as location goes I am out east.

    I hope we both learned something from this.

    Regs Maxtor

    Ps. I never called you an armature, I can see that you are informed.
    Good Espresso is the equivalent of millions of tiny angels pissing on your tongue.

    Some like smoked coffee; I like to smoke while having coffee.

    Roasting 50000 pounds of coffee a month in 60 different locations.

 

 
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