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Jammin,

Welcome to the forums. More importantly, thank you for you service to our country!
 
dlsOHyes
hey all...i've been tooling around on this site for a while trying to get ideas for a roaster i built...big shot out to Roaster Rob! Thanks to everyone for all the ideas. i've been roasting for about a year in a popcorn popper and been researching for about 6months on building a bigger fluid bed roaster...it works great! i still have some finishing touches to do on it, but for the most part it's complete. i'll set up a new thread with pics and vids.

www.rootedroastin...
-dusten-

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allenb

Quote

dlsOHyes wrote:
hey all...i've been tooling around on this site for a while trying to get ideas for a roaster i built...big shot out to Roaster Rob! Thanks to everyone for all the ideas. i've been roasting for about a year in a popcorn popper and been researching for about 6months on building a bigger fluid bed roaster...it works great! i still have some finishing touches to do on it, but for the most part it's complete. i'll set up a new thread with pics and vids.

www.rootedroastin...


Howdy Dusten,

You've got quite a few of us chomping at the bit to see your upcoming post of the first ever RoasterRob/Bubblebed hybrid roaster!

Welcome!

Allen
Edited by allenb on 05/17/2011 6:22 PM
1/2 lb and 1 lb drum, Siemens Sirocco fluidbed, presspot, chemex, cajun biggin brewer from the backwoods of Louisiana
 
Koffee Kosmo

Quote

dlsOHyes wrote:
hey all...i've been tooling around on this site for a while trying to get ideas for a roaster i built...big shot out to Roaster Rob! Thanks to everyone for all the ideas. i've been roasting for about a year in a popcorn popper and been researching for about 6months on building a bigger fluid bed roaster...it works great! i still have some finishing touches to do on it, but for the most part it's complete. i'll set up a new thread with pics and vids.

www.rootedroastin...


Welcome to the forum
If you want a good example of a fluid bed roaster just look for our very own HR member Roaster Robs design

KK
I home roast and I like it. Designer of the KKTO
Roaster Build information
https://homeroast...ad_id=1142

https://docs.goog...lide=id.i0
Blog - http://koffeekosm...gspot.com/

Bezzera Strega, Mazzer Robur Grinder, Pullman Tamper Convex,
(KKTO) Turbo Oven Home Roaster.
 
grumpyod
Hi everyone, glad I found ya. started roasting a few months ago. I am currently using a modified Whirley Pop over a Coleman camp stove and a super modified fruit cocktail can on my gas grill. I use a Cuisinart burr grinder and whatever means available to pour hot water thru the ground up beans! :trink25:
 
seedlings
Grumpyod you've found a second home here! Welcome to the forums, and why not start a thread with pictures of your modifications? I for one want to see!
Welcome

CHAD
Roaster: CoffeeAir II 2# DIY air roaster
Grinder: Vintage Grindmaster 500
Brewers: Vintage Cory DCU DCL, Aeropress, Press, Osaka Titanium pourover
 
JETROASTER
Welcome Grumpy!! +1 for the pics. -Scott
 
dja

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jammin wrote:
Well I'm stationed in Camp Liberty Baghdad right now, which is part of the larger Victory Base Complex (VBC for short).

Before the deployement, I was roasting on my Hottop, but didn't want to risk shipping it over here and breaking it. Good thing I didn't haha.

I got a refurbished Behmor from Joe at Chocolate Alchemy. He's a really great guy and has terrific customer service. I can't say enough him. Anyhow - the power over here is 220 volts and I have to run my roaster off of a 110v converter. Well, some of these converters have 2 outlets, and one is full on 220v. I goofed and plugged into it and the Behmor blew up on the spot. I didn't even power it on - it's just made a loud puff and shot sparks out. It's hard to get tools and parts here so I had to let it go to roaster heaven.

The plus side is I got turned onto the HG/BM kit which I now find fantastic. I am still working the kinks out a little. I have been getting early 2nd cracks due to my air temps being too high. I am learning to balance things out though and enjoying the best coffee in Baghdad:-)

Cheers,
~j


Former Service myself Nam and the Gulf.

you want some roaster parts go befriend these two people in your unit, take em some coffee, the motor sargent and the supply sargent, Them two dudes can get you the world if you talk to em right.

And I bet both of em drink coffee, most likely hot and black like it should be in the cup.

DJA
I pour Iron and roast Coffee BeansThumbsUp
If life seems normal your not going fast enough Mario Andrette
 
ginny
Dustin:

let's have a peek at this vapor roaster?

ginnyGrin
 
Koffee Kosmo
Another mind to spill the secrets of the bean and to share with us

Welcome to home roasters grumpyod

KK
I home roast and I like it. Designer of the KKTO
Roaster Build information
https://homeroast...ad_id=1142

https://docs.goog...lide=id.i0
Blog - http://koffeekosm...gspot.com/

Bezzera Strega, Mazzer Robur Grinder, Pullman Tamper Convex,
(KKTO) Turbo Oven Home Roaster.
 
BobbyS
Hi


I have been learning from all of you guys here on HR. I decided to register and more than likely learn a bunch more.

Been roasting on a turbo and then bbq grill with a drum. I am going to be building on a new roaster a bit later. Got to get some other distractions out of the way first though.

Looks like a great group! ThumbsUp



BobbyS
 
Koffee Kosmo

Quote

BobbyS wrote:
Hi


I have been learning from all of you guys here on HR. I decided to register and more than likely learn a bunch more.

Been roasting on a turbo and then bbq grill with a drum. I am going to be building on a new roaster a bit later. Got to get some other distractions out of the way first though.

Looks like a great group! ThumbsUp



BobbyS


Hi Bobby
All members will contribute in there own way or speciality
Now its up to you to decide on the type of roaster you will be building

Isn't it great to be a coffee roaster

KK
I home roast and I like it. Designer of the KKTO
Roaster Build information
https://homeroast...ad_id=1142

https://docs.goog...lide=id.i0
Blog - http://koffeekosm...gspot.com/

Bezzera Strega, Mazzer Robur Grinder, Pullman Tamper Convex,
(KKTO) Turbo Oven Home Roaster.
 
shapeshifter
Hi everyone, or should I use a typically Aussie slag G'day (you know I don't know many people that actually use the term, mainly older men and country folk :)

Anyway... I have a popper that is modified to the point where it has it's own computer and can run preset programs and save programs I make myself. We are at the point where we want to go slightly bigger but not by much so are looking at ways to improve what we have.

So ThumbsUp everyone :)
 
JETROASTER
G'day and welcome! -Scott

-Is that G'day from WA?
Edited by JETROASTER on 07/18/2011 1:35 PM
 
greencardigan

Quote

shapeshifter wrote:
Hi everyone, or should I use a typically Aussie slag G'day (you know I don't know many people that actually use the term, mainly older men and country folk :)

Anyway... I have a popper that is modified to the point where it has it's own computer and can run preset programs and save programs I make myself. We are at the point where we want to go slightly bigger but not by much so are looking at ways to improve what we have.

So ThumbsUp everyone :)


G'day shapeshifter and welcome! Where abouts in AU are you?
 
shapeshifter
Thanks guys.

I live near Newcastle, NSW :)
 
Koffee Kosmo

Quote

shapeshifter wrote:
Thanks guys.

I live near Newcastle, NSW :)


Newcastle is my old home town, my family still lives there
It has more beaches than you can poke a stick at
Its a small paradise (now I am getting home sick)

KK
I home roast and I like it. Designer of the KKTO
Roaster Build information
https://homeroast...ad_id=1142

https://docs.goog...lide=id.i0
Blog - http://koffeekosm...gspot.com/

Bezzera Strega, Mazzer Robur Grinder, Pullman Tamper Convex,
(KKTO) Turbo Oven Home Roaster.
 
commanda
Hello all.
My name's Amanda and I'm a coffeeholic. I've recently acquired a base model Sunbeam 3600 espresso machine, which I'm far from mastering. Coupled with a Sunbeam 0360 grinder which just doesn't work with the small baskets. I've got the un-pressurised baskets and a Krups tamp.

Also got a generic chain-store popper, and have enjoyed roasting and drinking my first batch of green beans. I extended the chamber using a stainless steel milkshake canister, put a thermocouple through the side, and a handle on the back. Currently wiring up a buck transformer to slow it down a bit. Will start a separate thread on that after I've actually used it.

I'm also an EE specialising in embedded systems. There's an Arduino mega with a 4 x 40 lcd and a navigation keypad on the computer desk in front of me, begging for a TC4 and a new purpose in life.

Amanda

PS: forgot to add; another Aussie from Sydney Australia.
Edited by commanda on 07/25/2011 4:41 AM
 
JETROASTER
Welcome aboard! ! -Scott
 
seedlings
Nice setup Amanda! Could you start a thread with a picture of your modified popper? We can't get enough!

Welcome

CHAD
Roaster: CoffeeAir II 2# DIY air roaster
Grinder: Vintage Grindmaster 500
Brewers: Vintage Cory DCU DCL, Aeropress, Press, Osaka Titanium pourover
 
Koffee Kosmo
Gday Amanda
Glad to have you on board
We all enjoy home projects & some on HRO are masters of the DIY

KK

I home roast and I like it. Designer of the KKTO
Roaster Build information
https://homeroast...ad_id=1142

https://docs.goog...lide=id.i0
Blog - http://koffeekosm...gspot.com/

Bezzera Strega, Mazzer Robur Grinder, Pullman Tamper Convex,
(KKTO) Turbo Oven Home Roaster.
 
OldSeattle
I noticed the "please" and decided to post a big "HOWDY." If you're reading this, consider yourself appropriately, HOWDY'd.

I started roasting in rural North Dakota because the nearest Walmart was 50 miles, and I needed a more regular supply, in that haunted farmhouse in the middle of Winter.

I just used a cast iron skillet on medium heat, reduced to low, once the pan started retaining heat, stirring with a Heat Gun and a Wooden Spoon.

It was wonderful right from the start. I found an almost unused, old Starbuck's Barista espresso machine at a garage sale for 20 bucks last weekend, and since it's my birthday coming up, my sweety sent away to Sweet Maria for some Monsooned Malabar.

Her and I will have a treat this weekend. I roasted the first batch with my old popper, and it came out fine, but it was slow going, a half cup at a time.

I used to also like that tree dried Mallali Estate. Wild and dangerous, flavors... straight up or blended.

I'm not so creative, energetic, or motivated as some of ya'all, but I love looking at your Mad Max, Post-Apocalyptic, Rube Goldberg, Appliance re-purposed, Frankenstein re-inventions of all wheels, Roasters. It's a hoot, better than a Ghetto, Soap Box Derby.

And after all, who wants excessive, mumbo jumbo, commercial techno-balderdash, with all the built in obsolescence, buttons und blinkin' lights, THINKING FOR YOU, and removing your OWN HANDS from your OWN, artful process... your OWN, creative life.

Remember, this is the AMERICAN WAY. A couple of Bicycle Mechanics solved the millenia old challenge of HUMAN FLIGHT. Someone from HOMEROASTERS dot ORG may one day discover COLD FUSION

It could happen.

Yeah, baby... you go, Dawg. I love ya.
OldSeattle attached the following image:
tincup.jpg

It's a beverage, not a drug! I can stop any time I want. Is this an intervention, or are we drinkin' COFFEE?!?!?!
 
rluckey
So here I go down the rabbit hole . . . I'm brand new to this, and before even actually browning one batch I had all kinds of ideas about monitoring the roast profile and writing a software algorithm to automate the roast. I then stumbled on this forum and realized that there are many here even crazier than my girlfriend thinks I am!

My day job is in acoustics, but my thoughts are always with coffee. I'm starting out on a whirley pop and have some ideas which I will get into in another post. I usually like beans from Indonesia and thereabout the best. I probably don't bring a lot to the table compared to many here, but I'm fairly competent in MATLAB and have some ideas for using hardware/software I don't currently see being used for coffee roasting.


 
jibblett
hi - jibblett here - aka bob. just did my very first roast moments ago, inspired by the discussions here combined with compleat idiocy. some kind of espresso blend of green beans from dean's beans in western massachusetts, whirled in a westbend poppery ii. i'm a beer / cider / wine / soda pop homebrewer, and a home-brewer of other stuffs, too, so this all seems right. i'm looking forward to learning a lot here on the forum.
 
John Despres
Welcome, Bob!

Now if you can just figure out how to make water, you'll have all the beverages down!

Lets us know how your roast turns out. I understand Dean's Beans sells pretty good beans, so I think you're off to a good start.

Have fun.

John
Respect the bean.
John Despres
Fresh Roast 8, Gene Cafe, JYTT 1k, Quest M3, Mazzer Mini, Technivorm, various size presses and many more brewers.
 
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