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Takin' It To The Street
JETROASTER
Thanks, I think it's well enough to get started. I'll work on getting my best brew figured out, and move onto some of the larger issues with this project.
As always, Thanks,-Scott
 
JETROASTER
Seems like forever since this got put on hold.
The original idea was to have a mobile coffee service vehicle. The three wheeler really is fun, but a tad small to operate on its own.
......enter the ambulance. A 1989 Ford E-350 diesel. Previously an advanced life support vehicle with a focus on transport. It's not quite as tall as some others ,but very comfortable to sit in. It has been parked in the warehouse for well over a year, waiting to get outfitted. It has (limited) AC and DC. Shore power, and air compressor.

The revised plan is for the ambulance to initially become my new roasting room, with a longer range plan of using it, in conjunction with the three-wheeler for some retail applications. It will at first function inside the warehouse strictly for roasting and packaging .

So, first things first. How does one incorporate a 5-7 lb roaster into an ambulance...while retaining the option of removing it when needed?

I'll get some interior shots posted soon.

Ok HRO...let's hear it. -Scott
JETROASTER attached the following images:
ambl.jpg trailer.jpg
 
John Despres
Does the roaster weight 5-7 pounds or is that the drum capacity?

A trailer with a fork lift?

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.
 
John Despres
Wait! What about one of those ambulance gurneys with the collapsing/folding leg sets? You could take it in and out all day.
Respect the bean.
John Despres
Fresh Roast 8, Gene Cafe, JYTT 1k, Quest M3, Mazzer Mini, Technivorm, various size presses and many more brewers.
 
jkoll42

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John Despres wrote:

Wait! What about one of those ambulance gurneys with the collapsing/folding leg sets? You could take it in and out all day.


Winner!
-Jon
Honey badger 1k, Bunn LPG-2E, Technivorm, Cimbali Max Hybrid, Vibiemme Double Domo V3
 
allenb
Here's an idea for roaster location. Make a roaster mounting shelf and attach to the inside of one of the side doors. When you pull into a state fair or such, all you have to do is open the side door and the roaster is out for public viewing while roasting, Smoke is outside the vehicle.

Keept he EM lights operational so you can cut through the line at an event! :smiley-837.gif:
1/2 lb and 1 lb drum, Siemens Sirocco fluidbed, presspot, chemex, cajun biggin brewer from the backwoods of Louisiana
 
Dan
Paint it fire engine red emblazoned wiht ECT (emergency coffee technician).

Frankly, I think it would be easier and cheaper to build a second roaster than to try and rmake it removable.
 
tamarian
Is the three wheeler really done with? If not, here's a nice setup"

http://www.burnie...ver-beans/
tamarian attached the following image:
11576locatie_06_1.jpg

Wa'il. 1 Kg PID'ed gas-fired fluid bed roaster, GS/3MPS, K10F
 
Dan
That's a GREAT setup. I like the butterfly hatches that act as sun-rain-windscreen and create space. They badly need rubber mats all around the thing. Not only as cushion for the operators, but to occupy space and make it seem larger.
 
JETROASTER
Totally love the white-walls!! No, the three-wheeler still lives. It needs a head gasket and a general spruce up.

I think John has caught my concept. Something that can roll in and latch down, then be removed to install some other purpose.
I plan to install and oversized gas leaf blower to push my current roaster, (5-7lb capacity) using the excess airflow to dilute and eliminate exhaust.
That blower and exhaust system can remain installed in the side compartment, while the burner, RC and chaff system can be removed as a module.

Allen, New York requires all the flashing lights etc to be removed for registration. (Homeland Security...bla...bla...)

Any ideas on a well built gas leafblower?
-Scott
 
ginny
gotta ask, what dd ya pop for the bus scott?

-g
 
JETROASTER
The truckster; 2900.00$ The ambulance 2000.00$
The ambulance is a freakin' monster! -Scott
 
ginny
tamarian, great setup, WOW, is that yours?

ginny

was not sure
cool
 
tamarian

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ginny wrote:

tamarian, great setup, WOW, is that yours?


No, but I wouldn't mind having it, or just the speedster, or even a single group speedster :)
Wa'il. 1 Kg PID'ed gas-fired fluid bed roaster, GS/3MPS, K10F
 
ginny
I want that ambulance, it looks huge, gotta love it.

-g

rockon
 
JETROASTER
Tough to beat for a utility vehicle. As a brand spankin' new purchase in 1989, that vehicle cost someone around 65,000.00$ !!!!

The work compartment is all aluminum, stainless and vinyl, with alot of enclosed lighting. Very sanitary and easy to clean.

Still hoping to find a well built leaf blower. Any ideas out there? Echo? Stihl? -Scott
 
John Despres
There's always this, Scott!

http://www.huffin...76958.html

You'd want to make your own pods, though, I think.
Respect the bean.
John Despres
Fresh Roast 8, Gene Cafe, JYTT 1k, Quest M3, Mazzer Mini, Technivorm, various size presses and many more brewers.
 
ginny
very cool Scott, love them wheels...

-g
rockon
 
Lawnmowerman
Gas leaf blower? As far as i know, they all direct the exhaust flow in the same direction as the blower airflow. I have pondered over using gasoline equipment to roast but i dont think i could ever muster up the courage to try it. I would suggest buying the bottom of the line to try it out first. They start at 150 and they can get pretty expensive. So if this hasnt been tried you could learn what works with a cheap one. I owned a stihl handheld blower and wasnt that happy with it. Didnt last. Try husquvarna. And if your state puts mtbe in the gas, buy a replacement carburater. 31 bucks only. Really? Gas? Id love to see that!
Bad coffee prevails when good coffee roasters stand by and do nothing.
 
JETROASTER
Well, it looks like we can't use cell phones in our cars....but pulling a shot is OK! Love it!
Lawnmowerman,
The gas blower thing; I've tried some small ones of various types. Aside from quality, I'm looking for whichever gives me the correct fan design.
The vast majority do not have enough pressure.
I'm looking for the fan type 'B'... I'll go with 'C' if need be, but 'A' is of no value for this job. -Scott
JETROASTER attached the following image:
fans.jpg
 
Lawnmowerman
The husquvarna i have has an impeller like that in picture3. As for quality, they are all about the same for what you pay. Pay more and you get better quality at least thats what the repairman told me and he was wearing a salesman hat that day so who knows? Just wondering. Have you considered purchasing a 2000 w inverter and just going with a vacuum motor?
Bad coffee prevails when good coffee roasters stand by and do nothing.
 
Dan
Impeller types b and c will develop more pressure than squirrel-cage types (a). When it comes to impellers, generally speaking, rpm and diameter determine resulting pressure. Height of the vanes determines resulting volume. Enclosed vanes are more efficient and produce slightly higher pressure than open impellers, that's why you see them on vacuum motors.
 
JETROASTER

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Lawnmowerman wrote:

Have you considered purchasing a 2000 w inverter and just going with a vacuum motor?


Yes and no. The regular vacuum blower will be installed in the same compartment as the gas blower.
2 blowers to choose from based on where I'm at. Regular blower while on shore-power, gas blower while....deployed.

So, an inverter could run the regular blower. The truck has 2 batteries, and I already bought an inverter. It is true sine wave, but it only puts outs out 4amps. I don't mind getting a larger one, they are relatively cheap.
Obviously, the truck would need to be running, but I don't mind having that additional option.
How much juice can I pull off an inverter without sucking my batteries dry? -Scott
 
JETROASTER
I've spent a little time getting this truck ready for it's new life.
Step one was to get the packaging equipment onboard to see how things might workout.
'Compact' is a word that comes to mind!
After moving things around and experimenting with various configurations, I have arrived at a plan;
Two commercial grinders are mounted on a rolling cart, positioned in the rear of the space.
Heat sealers ,scales , and doser are positioned on a workbench, 8 " above the cot-support.
Packaging supplies are in the storage bins. Add 1 retro swivel chair and presto!....a nice little work station.
Looking toward the front of the compartment, next to the jumpseat, is the future location of the roaster. This 'closet' is accessible from outside the truck. Once the roaster is built in, the operator will have a few control knobs, switches, a discharge port(roasted beans) and an intake port(green beans).
I had originally wanted the roaster to be removable, but if it's mounted into the closet, that works for me. All the other stuff rolls out of the rear of the truck for cleaning or whatever.
The initial setup and tryout was a bit tedious, but so far, it looks like there is enough room for both the packaging and roasting work stations. It's also large enough for 2 people to work at the same time.

That's the update. Once I'm happy with the setup, I'll post the 'after' pics.
-Scott
JETROASTER attached the following images:
storage_wall.jpg action_wall.jpg
 
JETROASTER
Looking toward the back of the compartment...from the jumpseat. The packaging station is compact but very effective. I like the way it functions, so now it's time to wrap up some of the details. The remaining vinyl will be removed from the cot-support , getting replaced with hard surface. Some electrical needs to be added to that wall, plus some little details.
Once the roaster is built in, this set-up will cut my man-hours in half !

Less work = more Tiki tiki -Scott
JETROASTER attached the following images:
wrk_st.jpg stow.jpg
 
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