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Belaroma FB Roaster
Hey guys,

This FB is an old one but you guys might find it interesting.

US5185171 is the patent document number

I'll put up a couple of pics when I work out how to do it.

gor attached the following images:
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Edited by gor on 03/26/2014 5:14 AM
Another pic of the roasters being setup.
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Is this still in production? Who sells it?
Wa'il. 1 Kg PID'ed gas-fired fluid bed roaster, GS/3MPS, K10F
The roasters were made in the 90's. Only used and secondhand examples are available, although these are becoming harder to find.
They are a very good design, can roast continuously and use commercial grade components. The smaller unit has 11Kw element while larger one has 18Kw.
Depending on the roast profile, the larger one averages 13 kg /hr while the smaller one about 6/hr.
Improvements to the design are in my head and one day I will build it .
A question for gor and oldgearhead

Is there any connection between Ian Bersten (Belaroma roller roaster) and Michael Allpress and his A.R.T roaster?

1/2 lb and 1 lb drum, Siemens Sirocco fluidbed, presspot, chemex, cajun biggin brewer from the backwoods of Louisiana
OK, this is just my opinion based on the designs of the two roasters.

They are both different in the way that the fluid bed is applied. The ART roaster has more in common with the Sivetz and quite possibly has aspects of the Neuhaus roast chamber, incorporated into its own design.

The Belaroma applies the fluid bed in a horizontal direction which is so different compared to the others. Ian Bersten 'invented' a four-minute coffee roaster. Indeed, my roasters are capable of this claim, if I were to really crank them up.
I hadn't realized the two designs were so different. I definitely see the similarities between the ART and the Neuhaus. I thought I had seen the word "Belaroma" come up with both Bersten and Allpress but am probably mistaken. The Belaroma roller roaster has one of the most unusual designs for a fluidbed roast chamber I've ever come across. Must have taken an incredible amount of R&D!

1/2 lb and 1 lb drum, Siemens Sirocco fluidbed, presspot, chemex, cajun biggin brewer from the backwoods of Louisiana
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