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Fluid Bed Roaster Build - bye bye Heat Gun and Flour Sifter
jbrux4

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Husamka wrote:

I am thinking to buy ( 4" BOROSILICATE TRI CLAMP SIGHT GLASS WITH GASKETS AND TRI CLAMPS) its same like yours plus (two Hinge Tri Clamps and two Silicone Gaskets). do you recommend that or there is a reason that you ordered only the Tri Clamp sight glass without the clamps ?

https://shop.distillery-equipment.com/products/3-protected-borosilicate-tri-clamp-sight-glass-with-gaskets-and-tri-clamps-1?_pos=1&_sid=e3bad1f67&_ss=r


No particular reason. You should be just fine.
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jbrux4
I've roasted 6 pounds so far, and I think I have my thermocouples figured out. They are off. Yep, that's it. They are off. How much you say? Enough to know that they are off. But, at least they are consistently off. I think my ET is to high while my BT is too low. But, at least I have BT sending a signal. After a few more roasts I may commit to an offset to put me more in the ball park I guess. Then I can actually attempt some automation - perhaps, at some point...

However, sight, sound, and smell work great - almost every time. I love this thing. It is awesome. So glad I fell down the rabbit hole AND drank the potion.
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jbrux4
I have been coming up with a way to track what I have purchased, roasted, and sold. Yep, already selling!! The roasting data will get better when utilizing Artisan and/or Roastlogger - I'm just not there yet, so I built this out of necessity. I will continue to modify into the future, but it has helped me corral all that I have going on. My goal is to expand it to include a break even point which includes the cost of the roaster.

Maybe it could be of some use to others. It is attached.
jbrux4 attached the following file:
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jbrux4
The roaster build is taking a break. I am picking up and moving 1800 miles to work a diff job - same company though.

I recently got through an element and SSR issue: https://forum.homeroasters.org/forum/...post_70905

I spent a bit of time on a Break Even Analysis that turned into more of an accounting spreadsheet - it is still evolving. If you want to do a break even analysis, it is spot on - I think. So, if you are interested in seeing how long it would take to turn a profit, take a look. It does more, and I am not done with dynamic links either. I'll work on it more while I am not roasting.

None of the data in there is legit. It should be considered "dummy data" to show proof of concept.
jbrux4 attached the following file:
coffeetracker_v02xlsx.7z [158.57kB / 26 Downloads]

Edited by jbrux4 on 02/27/2020 9:41 PM
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jbrux4
In a new location and in a new house. Luckily, there are 20A breakers and separate GFCI circuits near each other in the garage. There is a third circuit, non-gfci for the blower and electronics. I added a roast chamber extension and a curved exhaust at the top. The exhaust is undone obviously, but I do want it to get vented to outside. Since I am renting, I don't want to install a port hole outlet through the wall. Hopefully I buy in a year and make something more permanent. In the meantime, I may just wrap a mesh over it to catch the chaff.

I roasted two batches: (1) Yirgacheffe and an Organic Papua New Guinea A/X. I said what the heck and bought 50lb of the Yirg and 25lb. of the PNG. I love the cost per lb and no shortages at my house for the foreseeable future. Now, if I could only meet the neighbors....guess i'll have to wait a little bit before that.

Fluid Bed Roasting-Papua New Guinea 1lb at FC:

Fluid Bed Roaster Walk Around:
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CharcoalRoaster
Nice roast pouring

How do you dump beans? Do you have to completely disassemble?
Edited by JackH on 03/28/2020 2:56 PM
 
jbrux4

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CharcoalRoaster wrote:

Nice roast pouring

How do you dump beans? Do you have to completely disassemble?


Let me answer the charge and discharge question.

To charge with the roast chamber extension & exhaust port attached: I use the scoop to dump in the beans through the open ended handle into the exhaust port. By the way, the scoop is pretty cool because of the open handle, but also because it has a flattened bottom so prevent any type of roll. Its flat bottom let's me use it on the scale.

forum.homeroasters.org/forum/attachments/scoop-post.jpg

To discharge the beans: Loosen the tri-clamp that is below the screen (see pic below). Use silicon gloves to handle the hot roast chamber metal and roast chamber extension/exhaust port. If I want, I can take off the roast chamber extension with the exhaust port by removing one tri-clamp. I then tilt the chamber to release the beans.

I am plenty capable, so there is no issue. If I start roasting 10 hours straight, I would come up with another more streamlined solution. Besides, this is Mark I. Mark II will have improvements. Still learning....

I've been watching this thread for dumping inspiration:https://forum.homeroasters.org/forum/...post_70758


forum.homeroasters.org/forum/attachments/bean_discharge-post.jpg
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bean_discharge-post.jpg scoop-post.jpg

Edited by jbrux4 on 03/28/2020 6:06 PM
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