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Date: 30 Aug 2007 09:53:03
From: FDL
Subject: Commercial coffee roaster that can be portable?
Greetings

Does anyone in this group know of a minimum 1KG commercial roaster
that could be transported to trade shows/fairs? It would preferably
need to use 110 power and use propane for its heating agent. I know
from experience what a nightmare it can be to meet codes at certain
venues but I would largely use it outside at county fairs etc.

Any assistance would be most welcome

Thanks

Frank





 
Date: 07 Sep 2007 02:34:45
From: javagonzo
Subject: Re: Commercial coffee roaster that can be portable?
Frank and all,
I really enjoy my 4lb Ambex. But "portable" is definitely a term up for
debate.
Like the others in this thread, my roaster is also mounted to something with
casters but it's rather top-heavy.

And, BTW, it is propane-fired.

Gonzo

"FDL" <franklong617@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:1188492783.993513.98420@50g2000hsm.googlegroups.com...
> Greetings
>
> Does anyone in this group know of a minimum 1KG commercial roaster
> that could be transported to trade shows/fairs? It would preferably
> need to use 110 power and use propane for its heating agent. I know
> from experience what a nightmare it can be to meet codes at certain
> venues but I would largely use it outside at county fairs etc.
>
> Any assistance would be most welcome
>
> Thanks
>
> Frank
>
>




 
Date: 03 Sep 2007 18:27:53
From: Felix
Subject: Re: Commercial coffee roaster that can be portable?
Frank (FDL) writes:
> I would largely use it outside at county fairs etc.

Maybe unit 0002 is still available:
http://scott.marquardt.googlepages.com/openskyroaster


Felix

p.s. Scott, what happened at this year's roast-off?



 
Date: 31 Aug 2007 00:08:38
From: Barry Jarrett
Subject: Re: Commercial coffee roaster that can be portable?
On Thu, 30 Aug 2007 09:53:03 -0700, FDL <franklong617@hotmail.com >
wrote:

>Greetings
>
>Does anyone in this group know of a minimum 1KG commercial roaster
>that could be transported to trade shows/fairs? It would preferably
>need to use 110 power and use propane for its heating agent. I know
>from experience what a nightmare it can be to meet codes at certain
>venues but I would largely use it outside at county fairs etc.
>

ambex.

sta-impianti

or any variety of single/double drum sample roasters



  
Date: 03 Sep 2007 11:12:13
From: Brent
Subject: Re: Commercial coffee roaster that can be portable?
but remember that "portable" is a relative term...

My 1 Kg is on wheels, fair wizzes around, but I wouldn't want to lift it.

my 5 Kg roaster is protable, so portable it hasn't been removed from the
wheels we used to get it into the roastery.

alas the wheels I used for the 15 Kg had to be returned, otherwise that
would be "portable" as well...


Brent

>
> >Greetings
> >
> >Does anyone in this group know of a minimum 1KG commercial roaster
> >that could be transported to trade shows/fairs? It would preferably
> >need to use 110 power and use propane for its heating agent. I know
> >from experience what a nightmare it can be to meet codes at certain
> >venues but I would largely use it outside at county fairs etc.
> >
>
> ambex.
>
> sta-impianti
>
> or any variety of single/double drum sample roasters
>




   
Date: 03 Sep 2007 18:51:31
From: Steve Ackman
Subject: Re: Commercial coffee roaster that can be portable?
In <5k0uadF1k25gU1@mid.individual.net >, on Mon, 3 Sep 2007 11:12:13
+1200, Brent, me@privacy.net wrote:
> but remember that "portable" is a relative term...
>
> alas the wheels I used for the 15 Kg had to be returned, otherwise that
> would be "portable" as well...

My 15K was originally delivered to Cass Lake,
Minnesota. I moved it from there to Whiteriver, Arizona,
to Show Low, Arizona, then to Shiprock, New Mexico, and
finally to Lisbon, New Hampshire... roughly 4500 miles
within 25 months. Does that qualify as portable?

Two fixed wheels in back and two casters in front.
Originally all four were hard rubber, but I changed the
two rears (which carry the brunt of the load) to steel.
Pushing a top-heavy 1000 lbs around on 3" wheels isn't
the most advisable thing in the world, but it's not
bad as long as you're on a hard surface. I've had the
misfortune to have to maneuver it around on a gravel
driveway (not fun!), not to mention across a lawn
(using sheets of plywood for a "road.")



    
Date: 10 Sep 2007 17:08:24
From: Brent
Subject: Re: Commercial coffee roaster that can be portable?

>> but remember that "portable" is a relative term...
>>
>> alas the wheels I used for the 15 Kg had to be returned, otherwise that
>> would be "portable" as well...
>
> My 15K was originally delivered to Cass Lake,
> Minnesota. I moved it from there to Whiteriver, Arizona,
> to Show Low, Arizona, then to Shiprock, New Mexico, and
> finally to Lisbon, New Hampshire... roughly 4500 miles
> within 25 months. Does that qualify as portable?
>
> Two fixed wheels in back and two casters in front.
> Originally all four were hard rubber, but I changed the
> two rears (which carry the brunt of the load) to steel.
> Pushing a top-heavy 1000 lbs around on 3" wheels isn't
> the most advisable thing in the world, but it's not
> bad as long as you're on a hard surface. I've had the
> misfortune to have to maneuver it around on a gravel
> driveway (not fun!), not to mention across a lawn
> (using sheets of plywood for a "road.")

sounds about as portable as mine :)

(The phone call to friends went something like
me "hi come around for a coffee"
them "we already have friends here"
me "bring them for a coffee - don't be rude"

they did, and that was the unloading the truck problem sort of solved... the
tail lift made life much simpler :)