coffee-forum.net
Promoting coffee discussion.

Main
Date: 23 Mar 2007 10:05:38
From: Zeek!
Subject: Mobile compact roaster for traveling? Suggestions?
I own and drive my own 18 wheeler and on rare occasions it might be
3 weeks until I get back home. The problem is that I usually run out
of my roasted bean supply after two weeks on the road.
Stopping at the Walt and getting some Millstone beans and tasting
that first horrid cup of stale, burnt inferior beans is a terrible
experience that I would not wish on any of y'all.
I also would rather not roast so much ahead of time because it goes
stale, IMHO, after a week.
In the end, I'm afraid I might have to bring a camping stove and my
stovetop popper with me, but I consider the popper too big and clunky
to pack it in the truck.
I have a power inverter so I have access to 110V AC. I doubt if
there are any 12V DC roasters out there!
I guess the smallest roaster would be what I need, no matter how
well or poor of a job it does; it would still beat the pants off that
superket garbage.
My usual cup is a very light roasted Yirg. I figure why burn the
stuff?
Cordially, Zeek!

My truck pics:
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e77/5stringster/Truck/TruckTrailer13.jpg
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e77/5stringster/Truck/TruckTrailer9.jpg
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e77/5stringster/Truck/TruckTrailer2.jpg

If you see me on the road, honk and wave!




 
Date: 27 Mar 2007 01:54:06
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: Mobile compact roaster for traveling? Suggestions?
On 26, 2:58 pm, Zeek! <Z...@bellsouth.net > wrote:
> On Fri, 23 2007 10:05:38 -0600, Zeek!<dontcallmeillcall...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> Well, I ordered a Fresh Roast Plus 8 from Tom and ia and an Aero.
> The FRP8 looked to be the smallest from the pics. And cheapest. I also
> don't want a $500 roaster bouncing around inside the truck. Too many
> states neglect road maintenance!


I like mine, FR8, apart from being a bit fast roasting batches without
letup. Says to cool it, but I don't, just keep it going with a minute
or less, empty on the running fan, before loading up again. Also run
closer to the I-Roasts for greater volume -- if I'm overloading gram
weight with three of the supplied measuring spoons instead of two.
Left the fan alone, which is user adjustable (disassemble) for lower
speed and greater heat or higher speed with less. Appears fine, just
got to stay on it when it's like that, a 5 minute roast, at first
crack with hardly much more into the second and beyond to smoke. Not
bad for getting a pound routed under a stovetop range, packed aside on
the counter and frozen in an hour maybe less. No need to clean it yet,
either, other than with a 2" brush. The pyrex chamber is on the only
delicate part.



 
Date: 26 Mar 2007 12:58:02
From: Zeek!
Subject: Re: Mobile compact roaster for traveling? Suggestions?
On Fri, 23 2007 10:05:38 -0600, Zeek!
<dontcallmeillcallyou@hotmail.com > wrote:
Well, I ordered a Fresh Roast Plus 8 from Tom and ia and an Aero.
The FRP8 looked to be the smallest from the pics. And cheapest. I also
don't want a $500 roaster bouncing around inside the truck. Too many
states neglect road maintenance!


 
Date: 26 Mar 2007 06:45:41
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: Mobile compact roaster for traveling? Suggestions?
On 23, 12:05 pm, Zeek! <dontcallmeillcall...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> I own and drive my own 18 wheeler and on rare occasions it might be
> 3 weeks until I get back home. The problem is that I usually run out
> of my roasted bean supply after two weeks on the road.
> Stopping at the Walt and getting some Millstone beans and tasting
> that first horrid cup of stale, burnt inferior beans is a terrible
> experience that I would not wish on any of y'all.
> I also would rather not roast so much ahead of time because it goes
> stale, IMHO, after a week.
> In the end, I'm afraid I might have to bring a camping stove and my
> stovetop popper with me, but I consider the popper too big and clunky
> to pack it in the truck.
> I have a power inverter so I have access to 110V AC. I doubt if
> there are any 12V DC roasters out there!
> I guess the smallest roaster would be what I need, no matter how
> well or poor of a job it does; it would still beat the pants off that
> superket garbage.
> My usual cup is a very light roasted Yirg. I figure why burn the
> stuff?
> Cordially, Zeek!
>
> My truck pics:http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e77/5stringster/Truck/TruckTrailer1...http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e77/5stringster/Truck/TruckTrailer9...http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e77/5stringster/Truck/TruckTrailer2...
>
> If you see me on the road, honk and wave!

Imagine extra baggage can be crowded, so simplest, smallest is a $10
heatgun for stripping paint. Fair-sized metal bowl and vice grips.
Had some beans from a little too much in a container, what was left
over, that turned rancid in about that, a week. Seems I've seen small
tub 12V refrigerators/coolers, the size of a picnic container. Friend
brough by his new MAC or a Peterbuilt (recall tge 500ci 6cyl Mercedes
engine) to wash with my pressure washer, and sure it must have had a
little dorm-sized refrig in the back. Nice truck, looked like
everything, and though I got everywhere on it, didn't go in it.
Fridge be the way to go.



 
Date: 25 Mar 2007 08:57:33
From: manboy
Subject: Re: Mobile compact roaster for traveling? Suggestions?
On 23, 10:42 am, "Robert Harmon" <r_h_har...@Zhotmail.com > wrote:
> Howdy Zeek!
> Air popper? I regularly roast up to a 1/3 cup of green beans at a time.
> --
> Robert (Gig 'em!) Harmonhttp://tinyurl.com/2tnv87
>
> "Zeek!" <dontcallmeillcall...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:26t703hkg5do8mp317aif1flcbum5a5equ@4ax.com...
>
> > I own and drive my own 18 wheeler and on rare occasions it might be
> > 3 weeks until I get back home. The problem is that I usually run out
> > of my roasted bean supply after two weeks on the road.
> > Stopping at the Walt and getting some Millstone beans and tasting
> > that first horrid cup of stale, burnt inferior beans is a terrible
> > experience that I would not wish on any of y'all.
> > I also would rather not roast so much ahead of time because it goes
> > stale, IMHO, after a week.
> > In the end, I'm afraid I might have to bring a camping stove and my
> > stovetop popper with me, but I consider the popper too big and clunky
> > to pack it in the truck.
> > I have a power inverter so I have access to 110V AC. I doubt if
> > there are any 12V DC roasters out there!
> > I guess the smallest roaster would be what I need, no matter how
> > well or poor of a job it does; it would still beat the pants off that
> > superket garbage.
> > My usual cup is a very light roasted Yirg. I figure why burn the
> > stuff?
> > Cordially, Zeek!
>
> > My truck pics:
> >http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e77/5stringster/Truck/TruckTrailer1...
> >http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e77/5stringster/Truck/TruckTrailer9...
> >http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e77/5stringster/Truck/TruckTrailer2...
>
> > If you see me on the road, honk and wave!

How about an atlas of decent roasters? After all, you can even get
great coffee in rural Idaho (www.domacoffee.com) these days.

That said, a manifold roaster would be the coolest thing ever.
Literally.



  
Date: 26 Mar 2007 12:52:09
From: Zeek!
Subject: Re: Mobile compact roaster for traveling? Suggestions?
On 25 2007 08:57:33 -0700, "manboy" <affenmensch@hotmail.com >
wrote:
>How about an atlas of decent roasters? After all, you can even get
>great coffee in rural Idaho (www.domacoffee.com) these days.
>
>That said, a manifold roaster would be the coolest thing ever.
>Literally.
It's tough trying to maneuver a big truck through narrow city streets
to find a roaster. Not to mention parking.

A manifold roaster? A 636 horsepower diesel roaster is overkill,
besides a heckuva learning curve!


 
Date: 23 Mar 2007 17:42:57
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: Mobile compact roaster for traveling? Suggestions?
Howdy Zeek!
Air popper? I regularly roast up to a 1/3 cup of green beans at a time.
--
Robert (Gig 'em!) Harmon
http://tinyurl.com/2tnv87

"Zeek!" <dontcallmeillcallyou@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:26t703hkg5do8mp317aif1flcbum5a5equ@4ax.com...
> I own and drive my own 18 wheeler and on rare occasions it might be
> 3 weeks until I get back home. The problem is that I usually run out
> of my roasted bean supply after two weeks on the road.
> Stopping at the Walt and getting some Millstone beans and tasting
> that first horrid cup of stale, burnt inferior beans is a terrible
> experience that I would not wish on any of y'all.
> I also would rather not roast so much ahead of time because it goes
> stale, IMHO, after a week.
> In the end, I'm afraid I might have to bring a camping stove and my
> stovetop popper with me, but I consider the popper too big and clunky
> to pack it in the truck.
> I have a power inverter so I have access to 110V AC. I doubt if
> there are any 12V DC roasters out there!
> I guess the smallest roaster would be what I need, no matter how
> well or poor of a job it does; it would still beat the pants off that
> superket garbage.
> My usual cup is a very light roasted Yirg. I figure why burn the
> stuff?
> Cordially, Zeek!
>
> My truck pics:
> http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e77/5stringster/Truck/TruckTrailer13.jpg
> http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e77/5stringster/Truck/TruckTrailer9.jpg
> http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e77/5stringster/Truck/TruckTrailer2.jpg
>
> If you see me on the road, honk and wave!




 
Date: 23 Mar 2007 12:54:56
From: Bill Barner
Subject: Re: Mobile compact roaster for traveling? Suggestions?
I'm thinking manifold roaster! :)

"Zeek!" <dontcallmeillcallyou@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:26t703hkg5do8mp317aif1flcbum5a5equ@4ax.com...
> I own and drive my own 18 wheeler and on rare occasions it might be
> 3 weeks until I get back home. The problem is that I usually run out
> of my roasted bean supply after two weeks on the road.
> Stopping at the Walt and getting some Millstone beans and tasting
> that first horrid cup of stale, burnt inferior beans is a terrible
> experience that I would not wish on any of y'all.
> I also would rather not roast so much ahead of time because it goes
> stale, IMHO, after a week.
> In the end, I'm afraid I might have to bring a camping stove and my
> stovetop popper with me, but I consider the popper too big and clunky
> to pack it in the truck.
> I have a power inverter so I have access to 110V AC. I doubt if
> there are any 12V DC roasters out there!
> I guess the smallest roaster would be what I need, no matter how
> well or poor of a job it does; it would still beat the pants off that
> superket garbage.
> My usual cup is a very light roasted Yirg. I figure why burn the
> stuff?
> Cordially, Zeek!
>
> My truck pics:
> http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e77/5stringster/Truck/TruckTrailer13.jpg
> http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e77/5stringster/Truck/TruckTrailer9.jpg
> http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e77/5stringster/Truck/TruckTrailer2.jpg
>
> If you see me on the road, honk and wave!