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Re: Coffee Roasting Question

#101 Post by alan weinberg » January 2nd, 2019, 6:00 pm

I have a new model. Maybe I don’t notice it. Not out there. Usually mine sits at 284-288 till I hit C and D then toggle between P5 and P4 to keep around 300 during first crack. Will check next roast and see!


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#103 Post by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡ » August 16th, 2019, 10:35 am

Slight thread-drift, but I've decided to take the plunge into Epsresso and was looking at entry-machines. Any thoughts between the Rancilio Silvia, Breville Bambino Plus, or Gaggia Classic Pro? I'm attracted to the learning curve of the Rancilio but don't know how steep it is.

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#104 Post by TimF » July 31st, 2020, 6:52 am

My wife has been roasting using a Hottop for the past 10.5 years. It's quite a workhorse handling over a pound a week during that time period. Thing even survived catching on fire! She's had a bunch of issues with it tripping circuits lately. I could probably spend some time/money troubleshooting but was also thinking of treating her to a new roaster. Has anyone splurged on the Bullet Roaster? The thing looks like a small tank. I'm curious to hear experiences if anyone has one.

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#105 Post by Christos M. » July 31st, 2020, 8:32 am

This thread brings back memories of my roasting days. I went from a popcorn popper to a MacGyver'ed bread machine/heat gun set up to a Behmor. Loved roasting my own beans and got fairly into sourcing beans directly from farms. Then I set my garage on fire roasting beans and have since stuck to buying roasted beans haha. Nobody was hurt and it makes for a great story. Since then I've moved to NYC and just don't have the room or the desire anymore to roast.
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#106 Post by alan weinberg » August 1st, 2020, 5:26 pm

TimF wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 6:52 am
My wife has been roasting using a Hottop for the past 10.5 years. It's quite a workhorse handling over a pound a week during that time period. Thing even survived catching on fire! She's had a bunch of issues with it tripping circuits lately. I could probably spend some time/money troubleshooting but was also thinking of treating her to a new roaster. Has anyone splurged on the Bullet Roaster? The thing looks like a small tank. I'm curious to hear experiences if anyone has one.

https://aillio.com/?product=bullet-roaster-r1
I have followed it from inception but just haven’t pulled the trigger. I read good things. Check out sweet Maria. Probably the roaster I’d buy when I graduate from Behmor.

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#107 Post by TimF » August 1st, 2020, 5:33 pm

Sweet Maria’s is where I bought our Hottop. We buy almost all of our beans there.
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#108 Post by alan weinberg » August 1st, 2020, 5:39 pm

TimF wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 5:33 pm
Sweet Maria’s is where I bought our Hottop. We buy almost all of our beans there.
look at Bodhi Leaf I buy from both.

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Re: Coffee Roasting Question

#109 Post by TimF » August 1st, 2020, 5:49 pm

Will do. We used to buy from Coffee Bean Corral. Not sure if they’re still around.

We visited a plantation in Costa Rica several years ago. Saw the whole process. It’s amazingly simple. I got to the gift shop and found someone who spoke English. I asked to buy green beans. No matter how hard I asked it was a no go. Apparently it would be illegal to take them home. Lots of rules and regulations around green beans I guess.

My son raking beans.
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