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    I am very happy to have found this site as everyone is in the same boat: to frankenstein a roaster using easily available resources. Currently using the Corretta method and am more than happy with the beans; however, I hope to be able to roast 1 lb in order to sell a few beans. Without having to buy a commercial model, what are the possibiblities ? Has anyone tried this? Another possibility is the rotisserie with a modified drum. This is readily available in North America but I have not had much feedback on these. Any ideas would be welcomed.



    Keith

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    Gday beanhere,

    Glad to see that you are a Corretto convert, fantastic way to roast beans at home 8-). Most of our members here in Oz who use the Corretto are already doing 1-2 lb roasts so Im surprised that you havent tried that amount in yours as yet.

    A couple of us even have Bread Makers that could probably roast as much as 3 lb providing a suitably robust heat source was available, one chap is using 2 HGs with his so 3lb roasts are probably not far away.

    What sort of combination do you have there BH? Might give us a better idea of how to go about giving you some ideas.... maybe a couple of photos would help too. All the best mate,

    Mal.

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    • #3
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      Keith,

      I havent used the Corretto method, but I think it can handle pretty good volumes.

      I think the drum method is also a great way to go when looking at larger volume unless you want to shell out VERY big bucks for a sample roaster.

      I personally use a SS mesh drum fabricated by a friend of a CS member over 2 years ago. Its been a faithful servant ever since.

      I roast on our 4 burner BBQ and usually roast 720g green which comes down to around 500g once roasted. I have done a kilo once or twice and the results were fine, but I rarely NEED to do that much at once and I feel more comfortable in my 720g range. Also, many of my timings have been done with this weight, so I have a better point of reference.

      Many people here have built drums using a variety of products.
      A converted roasting oven.
      A SS waste bin from Australia Post.
      A Large Milo tin.

      I seem to recall Chris (2muchcoffeeman) mentioning that he had someone who might do some fabrication as well.

      Short answer, Im sure you could find something here without having to order a drum from the US.

      Brett.

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      • #4
        Re: roasters capable of 1 lb

        Would it be this one Mal???

        :-)

        http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1159261359/45#45

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        • #5
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          Aarrgh matey,

          Yep, that be the one

          Mal.

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          • #6
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            I just want one of Les 1kg Toper roasters... 8-)

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            • #7
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              I wouldnt mind one too :P

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              • #8
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                Id have it for the chromework alone if nothing else.

                --Robusto

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                • #9
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                  Time to go dip my TOP roaster in chrome then...

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                  • #10
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                    Here is a drum I made a week ago from:

                    2x 15cm diameter aluminium sieves (to form the ends)
                    4x 20cm long L-shape brackets (inside drum for bean agitation)
                    Stainless steel mesh (6.5mmx6.5mm). Had to wrap around twice as holes were too big.

                    and other things

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                    • #11
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                      Looks like it came as an accessory.

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                      • #12
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                        nice rig there wushoes - now the wait for the beanbay delivery

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by Thundergod link=1169014723/0#10 date=1169128757
                          Looks like it came as an accessory.
                          you havent seen the imperfect workmanship closeup :P

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                          • #14
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                            I saw your other pics.

                            But from that shot it looks great.

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