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

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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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Upgrading to Larger Capacity FB Build
CharcoalRoaster
I've been successfully roasting on a 500g FB Roaster for a while now (couple of years). It reclaims heat in a closed system with a cyclone chaff collector.

Pretty simple -- vac motor, bakearound, heat element, variac controller. Part of the reason for a 500g build was due to power limitations in my garage (15a, 115v circuits)

However, I's really like to increase capacity of my roasts to 1-2kg+ by going 240v although I don't know what the max capacity is/could be. I will be adding a 240v 30a breaker/receptacle in my garage to accommodate some homebrew equipment as well.

Collecting parts so far I've got another bakearound, a stripped down old OT15 Bunn brewer (water tank would make a great SS roast chamber (maybe?), a 240v dryer element (https://www.ebay....2749.l2649), and am looking to upgrade my vac motor to one of these potentially (https://www.ebay....1438.l2649 or https://www.ebay....1438.l2649)

Will either of those motors work? Anyone have a 240v FB build that could offer some insight on potential capacity and/or pitfalls?
 
a1970gto
I like the blower style, but I’m new at this. High pressure is what your after, I believe that’s the rule of thumb.
 
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