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Building a roaster
Henrikp
Does anyone have link or drawings for building a roaster ?.
renatoa
Type, capacity, heat source ?
Henrikp
Type i am in doubt, about 600 grams in capacity, electrical heart source
renatoa
A turbo oven lid based setup is the simplest and most effective solution you can approach.
Check for KKTO/SCTO/"turbo oven coffee roasting" acronyms.
jkoll42
Heat Gun Bread Machine would be in your capacity range as well
-Jon
Honey badger 1k, Bunn LPG-2E, Technivorm, Cimbali Max Hybrid, Vibiemme Double Domo V3
renatoa
Average roasted coffee density is 432 grams per liter, so you will need a larger model, at least 1.5 l capacity to fit the beans when level, significantly more if you don't want them spill when agitated.
The 1:6 rule used for drums would say you need a 3.6 l roasting chamber.
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renatoa wrote:

Average roasted coffee density is 432 grams per liter, so you will need a larger model, at least 1.5 l capacity to fit the beans when level, significantly more if you don't want them spill when agitated.
The 1:6 rule used for drums would say you need a 3.6 l roasting chamber.


If you are talking about a HGBM a standard (in the states they are called 2 pound models) bread machine has more than enough enough capacity for that bean load with agitation. I roasted for years with this setup - it's still retired in my basement.
-Jon
Honey badger 1k, Bunn LPG-2E, Technivorm, Cimbali Max Hybrid, Vibiemme Double Domo V3
renatoa
The large machine you wrote above seems to have 3 litres, indeed it is good for 500 grams of greens:
https://www.doves...d-machines

However, I feel the need to clarify this size requirement... there are also thermal issues beyond canister capacity.
The same reasoning that led to the 1:6 rule apply here, and for all roast machines as well.
To perform the roast, coffee beans needs a given energy to be transferred from hot air. The energy stored in air is a factor of volume and temperature, (and other physics constants we can't change).
If you reduce the air volume, the only way to raise the beans temperature at right rate, is to raise air temperature. But we have the 270 C limit, where cellulose melt, and bean matrix suffer damages.
I seen a lot of people claiming they roast a pound in the small model machine, the 800 grams model, that is predominant here in Europe, omitting the little detail they dial their hotgun well above 300-330 C, which is torture, not roasting, imo.

If needed, another confirmation of the above comes from a commercial roaster: Gene glass has 1.5 l volume, why not load it more than 250g ? Rule 1:6 Grin
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