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Date: 27 Oct 2006 19:41:57
From: aanon
Subject: Heat gun roasting with breadmaker as agitator...
Hi all,

I've done a search but please forgive me if this is already common
knowledge.

At coffeesnobs.com.au a member named Corretto has recently reported
very good results roasting with a heat gun and using a bread maker as
an automatic stirrer. The 'Corretto roaster' has since won quite a
following.

I thought this might be of interest to alt.coffee home roasters
generally. No doubt there are many unused breadmakers around.

http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1154442377/0

If that link doesn't work, search for a thread called "Easy hands free
heat gun setup".

All the best, michael.





 
Date: 12 Nov 2006 14:25:00
From: Heat + Beans
Subject: Re: Heat gun roasting with breadmaker as agitator...
Time for my yearly parsimony post; this is about as good a place as
any:

snipped from the web:

Ockham's Razor is the principle proposed by William of Ockham in the
fourteenth century: ``Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate'',
which translates as ``entities should not be multiplied
unnecessarily''.

I do not find stirring "tiresome." As important, IMO fixing the HG in
a single spot causes one to lose some of the control that makes the
heatgun desireable. For example, there are times when I ease up on the
heat at the first hint of 1st c. in order to even out the beans.
Sometimes I increase the heat (move the HG closer) once 1st starts in
earnest and leave it at the higher/closer temp until much less heat is
required to keep a desired break between end of 1st and start of 2nd c.


There are other in-roast heat adjustments possible when holding the HG.
Lots of problems of fatigue can be resolved by fixing the ergonomics
---- adjusting height of the roasting vessel.

The site features 3 pieces of equipment that need to be plugged in,
along with a special stand for the heatgun, and IMO looks like a
mess.The particular bread machine in the photo, like the one sitting in
my garage, is a big and unlovely hunk of an apparatus. I'd also rather
toss my beans in a lightweight mesh collander than hook up a rather
large fan (as pictured on the referenced site)----especially since it
looks like no more than 8-10 oz were roasted.

tin


aanon wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I've done a search but please forgive me if this is already common
> knowledge.
>
> At coffeesnobs.com.au a member named Corretto has recently reported
> very good results roasting with a heat gun and using a bread maker as
> an automatic stirrer. The 'Corretto roaster' has since won quite a
> following.
>
> I thought this might be of interest to alt.coffee home roasters
> generally. No doubt there are many unused breadmakers around.
>
> http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1154442377/0
>
> If that link doesn't work, search for a thread called "Easy hands free
> heat gun setup".
>
> All the best, michael.



 
Date: 12 Nov 2006 13:36:47
From: BoyntonStu
Subject: Re: Heat gun roasting with breadmaker as agitator...

aanon wrote:
> Don C. wrote:
> > Actually a lot of people just attach a convection oven to the top of
> > the bread machine and end up with the BM/TO.
> >
> > I didn't think agitation was an issue for heat gun users.
> >
> >
> Hey Don,
>
> Quick response!
> I've never been a heat gun roaster myself but as I understand it, those
> roasting with a heatgun/dogbowl setup are constantly stirring the
> beans, which would get tiring after 10 minutes or more.
>
> Corretto's idea might allow someone who is heat gun roasting to step up
> to a hands free setup very cheaply if they have a breadmaker lying
> around. Just another option for a low budget setup.
>


> Michael

What breadmaker will allow continuous stirring and continuous heat?



 
Date: 27 Oct 2006 20:07:07
From: aanon
Subject: Re: Heat gun roasting with breadmaker as agitator...
Don C. wrote:
> Actually a lot of people just attach a convection oven to the top of
> the bread machine and end up with the BM/TO.
>
> I didn't think agitation was an issue for heat gun users.
>
>
Hey Don,

Quick response!
I've never been a heat gun roaster myself but as I understand it, those
roasting with a heatgun/dogbowl setup are constantly stirring the
beans, which would get tiring after 10 minutes or more.

Corretto's idea might allow someone who is heat gun roasting to step up
to a hands free setup very cheaply if they have a breadmaker lying
around. Just another option for a low budget setup.

Michael



 
Date: 27 Oct 2006 19:48:39
From: Don C.
Subject: Re: Heat gun roasting with breadmaker as agitator...
Actually a lot of people just attach a convection oven to the top of
the bread machine and end up with the BM/TO.

I didn't think agitation was an issue for heat gun users.


aanon wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I've done a search but please forgive me if this is already common
> knowledge.
>
> At coffeesnobs.com.au a member named Corretto has recently reported
> very good results roasting with a heat gun and using a bread maker as
> an automatic stirrer. The 'Corretto roaster' has since won quite a
> following.
>
> I thought this might be of interest to alt.coffee home roasters
> generally. No doubt there are many unused breadmakers around.
>
> http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1154442377/0
>
> If that link doesn't work, search for a thread called "Easy hands free
> heat gun setup".
>
> All the best, michael.



 
Date: 27 Oct 2006 19:48:49
From: Don C.
Subject: Re: Heat gun roasting with breadmaker as agitator...
Actually a lot of people just attach a convection oven to the top of
the bread machine and end up with the BM/TO.

I didn't think agitation was an issue for heat gun users.


aanon wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I've done a search but please forgive me if this is already common
> knowledge.
>
> At coffeesnobs.com.au a member named Corretto has recently reported
> very good results roasting with a heat gun and using a bread maker as
> an automatic stirrer. The 'Corretto roaster' has since won quite a
> following.
>
> I thought this might be of interest to alt.coffee home roasters
> generally. No doubt there are many unused breadmakers around.
>
> http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1154442377/0
>
> If that link doesn't work, search for a thread called "Easy hands free
> heat gun setup".
>
> All the best, michael.