Len - Admin

Len - Admin

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446 weeks ago @ CoffeeRoastersClub.com - CoffeeRoastersClub.com... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hello Jim. You know I never counted. I have a 6 burner char broil, and typicall roast 5 pounds at a time. I am doing some real rough estimating here when I say 10 roasts? Remember that is with a big grill. Using the typical containers of propane you get from the outdoor lockup exchanges.

Len

447 weeks ago @ CoffeeRoastersClub.com - CoffeeRoastersClub.com... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hello Tommy. I suggest that if you go the home rotisserie route that you focus on the Ronco 4000, 5000, or 6000 pro. The George Foreman Jr. is also one to consider. Most people have the best luck using one of our home rotisserie roaster drums filled to 1/2 capacity even though you can roast 1 pound of coffee in them. Less beans in any drum equals quicker roasting times. Additional things that can be done to increase roasting time is to make sure that you use no extension cord with your rotisserie; also putting a bit of aluminum foil around the edges of the rotisserie door where it meets the housing of the roaster helps alot. Finally, if you do a preheat of the roaster then place the drum in with the beans you will notice a significant reduction in roasting time.

All in all you will never achieve the real fast roasting time of a hot air popper. Poppers and drums are 2 different beasts. You may find over time that you enjoy the smoother and less bright flavor of a drum roast over the popper.

Len

492 weeks ago @ CoffeeRoastersClub.com - CoffeeRoastersClub.com... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you Mike. Note that I sent a followup email to you regarding your purchase. If you could read it please, it had a question I have asked.

Best regards,
Len

492 weeks ago @ CoffeeRoastersClub.com - CoffeeRoastersClub.com... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hello Steve. The javaPRO-CRC 5 lb., & the javaPRO-CRC PID 5 lb. Commercial each use 2850 watts. My recommendation is to use a 20 amp circuit. The =mini= javaPRO-CRC 2 lb. Standard, & the javaPRO-CRC PID II 2 lb. Commercial work fine with 15 amp circuit. The commercial versions of each have built in circuit breaker; standard versions (being of much simpler electrical construction) do not. The standard versions use an on/off switch for the heating element & ventilation fan. There are no electronics in the standards. 1st crack on the 2 lb. is at about 15 minutes for standard, 12 minutes for commercial (this is due to the 60 rpm motor in the PID II, quickens the roast a bit over the standards 8 rpm).

You can get as dark a roast as you desire. It is easy to hear all cracks.

I don't have any profiles compiled; however with the commercial versions you just program the profile you desire into the PID.

Best regards,
Len

493 weeks ago @ CoffeeRoastersClub.com - CoffeeRoastersClub.com... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hello Richard. And welcome to CRC Forums. To answer your question, if you are roasting in a BBQ grill, a good gauge is to put your drum in your BBQ and turn it up to high, allowing it to reach 525 degrees. You should hit first crack in about 10 minutes (if you are roasting a pound), and you will want to remove the beans before the end of 1st crack, so lets say give it another 3 minutes till you hit the City Roast. There is a caveat on this, and that is if you are roasting in a different type of roaster (say an air roaster popper type), then you will hit first crack sooner due to the nature of the air roaster; another is that the amount of beans you are roasting can also influence the time required to get to city roast.

What type of roaster do you have? and also, what is your typical amount of beans to roast?

Len

493 weeks ago @ CoffeeRoastersClub.com - CoffeeRoastersClub.com... · 0 replies · +1 points

Just got back from the Simsbury Inn in Simsbury Connecticut. It was a celebration of our (Kara and I) wedding anniversary. We were married on January 10th, 7 years ago, and it was the coldest day of the year: 10 degrees F. Not much warmer today (about 15 degrees F). Typical New England weather. No global warming here!

Len

493 weeks ago @ CoffeeRoastersClub.com - CoffeeRoastersClub.com... · 1 reply · +1 points

Hello John. A suggestion if you wish to roast more than 8 oz. is to go the route of using a home electric rottiserie appliance such as a Ronco or George Foreman and get a 1 lb. capacity drum (we sell them); or you may do even better with a drum for your BBQ grill. Of the two options I listed, I consider the BBQ grill drum the better. This is because a BBQ grill offers a wide arrange of heat, and additionally the availability of heat is never an issue. If you wish you may look over the drums we have listed on our site; we do have many different sizes available, both in stainless steel and lesser expensive aluminum.

Best regards,
Len

493 weeks ago @ CoffeeRoastersClub.com - CoffeeRoastersClub.com... · 3 replies · +2 points

Welcome to CRC Forums & Let's Talk Coffee! I have been a coffee drinker for the past 30 years, started when I was in my late teens. Back then I drank mostly instant coffee (my father was a Tasters Choice "Freeze Dried" coffee drinker). However it was not until about 8 years ago that I started drinking better coffee (like most I started with StarBucks ...)

Now I drink great coffee roasted by myself. I started with a hot air popcorn popper (probably like most of you), and now roast almost exclusively with my BBQ grill.

What started as a hobby has grown into a full time business making coffee roasters for enthusiasts just like yourself. In fact, this year we (my wife Kara and me) are celebrating our 7th year in business!

Enough about ourselves. Let's hear now about you!

Best regards,
Len & Kara