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Working on my new sifter roaster
RetroFit
As with a lot of things I do I started building this without a real idea of how it's all going to work in the end. I was planning on getting a better heat gun than the one that I own, however after trying it out the CFM was still too low to even turn the free floating fan. I thought it would make for a nice heat distribution, but alas that failed. There are other model heat guns that would probably do it, but at this point I don't think it's necessary or worth the $ and will probably just remove the fan. We'll see. Since I've been on this site I've already started thinking about wanting to make a fluid bed roaster as I don't think this is going to roast all that much more than my current roaster which can do a half pound.

I want to at least finish what I've started though.
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renatoa
Think bigger !
Think to a TO, the best "heat gun" in the town Grin

And... welcome2
jitg999
Hope for best
RetroFit
I got it finished today. I roasted a half pound last night with it and it did great. It's going to take me a little bit to figure out the right heat gun settings, but it's pretty easy to manage. My next test roast will be to see if it can manage a full pound. That was my initial goal.

Here's a short video (assuming I post it correctly):

I'll see about capturing a video of my next roast.
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JackH
Nicely done!

You can extend the life of your heat gun if you run it on cool (if it has it) for a while instead of just shutting it off. I find that it keeps the heat coil alive longer for me.
---Jack

KKTO Roaster.
RetroFit
Thanks for the tip. My gun does have a “cool” setting so I’ll be sure to use it.
renatoa
Good as dough mixer too Grin

Now, no joking, I guess this is just a demo, because speed is to slow as in video, for those wires, maybe good for paddles, like Gene.
The drill machine having variable speed, I am sure you will find the best agitation.
RetroFit
You are exactly right. That was just for a demonstration. When I am actually roasting I do set it at a higher speed.
mtbizzle

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RetroFit wrote:

I got it finished today. I roasted a half pound last night with it and it did great. It's going to take me a little bit to figure out the right heat gun settings, but it's pretty easy to manage. My next test roast will be to see if it can manage a full pound. That was my initial goal.

Here's a short video (assuming I post it correctly):

I'll see about capturing a video of my next roast.


I love it! I like that you took the basics of the FSHG and added some bells and whistles. How is it faring for you?
Roast: Nostalgia popper
Grind: Bunn G3, Comandante c40
Brew: aeropress, v60, la pavoni professional & flair espresso, Hoffmann french press, 'Scott Rao' water
Ask me about Tea!
yamhill
Nice! I like it. I can't quite figure out how you did the stirring arms. How did you make them?

John
Quest M3 w/ Artisan via ESP32 emulating TC4. Previous roasters include: IMEX digirosto 1500, various popcorn popper roasters, and Behmor. Espresso: Quick Mill Vetrano; previous espresso PIDed Rancilio Silvia. Also Chemex, Hario, and Melitta drip; Cory and Yama vacuum/siphon; bodum French press; aeropress; Mazzer Major, Hario mini, and PeDe Dienes grinders.
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