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NewBean
06/12/2019 3:57 PM
Just waiting on my TC4 shipment then it's roasting time

snwcmpr
06/03/2019 11:37 AM
I rarely purchase roasted coffee. I just ordered 4 bags from Mountain Air Roaster.

tm97
05/30/2019 12:34 PM
Hi, I use a wok with a glass lid for roasting. shaking the wok is a good exercise, actually.

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05/29/2019 9:08 PM
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rroehrig
Hello all. Just joined the other week and yes, I love coffee and am tired of the "supermarket" stuff. I'm chomping at the bit to learn more about roasting and this site has been a fabulous source of information and I thank all of you that have contributed such great information. I am current playing with a Hot Air popper and must say having a GREAT time learning. I'm at the point now that I have the thirst for something better and more consistent for a roaster. Definitely keeping an eye on my budget and would like to find something in the used catagory possibly in a Hottop or Gene Cafe. Keeping an eye on the used markets, but don't see a "For Sale" area on this forum. Anyway, I am still learning and do not have enough knowledge yet to make a good descision on a future Roaster. Will keep reading and studying and thanks again for all the great posts.....they really help.
 
oldwasichu
Welcome to the club. I started my roasting endeavor with a Fresh Roast SR500 earlier this year. Have recently upgraded to the Gene Café as I'm now roasting for several friends and the SR500 isn't built for that kind of volume. I find the Gene Café works really well with 1/2 lb batches - really convenient since many of my purchases of green beans are in 1 lb or 2 lb lots. You do need good lighting to see the color of your roast. I'm currently using an LED flashlight, but will set something up more permanent in the next few months. The stopwatch function on your cellphone is rather handy as well since the Gene counts down backwards. I record copious notes from every roast so that I can make them repeatable or know what to tweak on the next attempt.
 
snwcmpr
Welcome.
I started from Sweet Marias website and found a West Bend Poppery.
I tweaked it with the router speed control, dimmer switch, and the thermometer down through the frame. I dumped into a screen mesh for cooling.
Then a HotTop for a few years. I sold it here on the For Sale forum.
I now have a handmade, manual control, fluidbed with TC4.
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Backwoods Roaster
"I wish I could taste as well as I wish I could roast."

As Abraham Lincoln said "Do not trust everything you read on the internet".
 
Moonshine
Look around on eBay for used home coffee roasters. You won't find (m)any Hot Tops on there, as people tend to hold on to them, but you can usually find a Behmor and Gene Cafe around.
 
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