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    New To Roasting what machine is recommended

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I am very keen to roast my own however im not keen on using a heat gun etc etc, i would like a machine how good is the corn popper method ive read about, and where can i buy one? if thats outdated can anyon recommend a machine like the iroast 2 etc any advice would be helpful and greatly appreciated thanks guys

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    Re: New To Roasting what machine is recommended

    What is your budget if you were to purchase a machine

    The first roasting method was in a pan over the fire
    You can try it out with a 2 lt pot cast iron is best but S/Steel is also good

    Or you can get a used popper from life line and give it a try

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    Re: New To Roasting what machine is recommended

    Popper cheap second hand but tend to burn out for no good reason at any time. But at $20-30 a good place to start. Just sampled my first couple of Popper roasts I did last week and not to bad compared against my Hottop ones.

    I Roast noisy and hard to hear FC and SC seems to be some issues with reliability but do a search of the site. At $300+ for small batches make sure you can get bits for it if you need it.

    Gene Cafe and the Hottop are the other two major choices and a good review (pre any potential commercial bias) here http://www.coffeetamper.com.au/kb/reviews/gene-hottop/. Both are well supported by users here for info and sponsors from a retail point of view.

    I started out with a stainless steel bowl and wooden spoon holding a heatgun but the Hottop ticked all the engineering boxes for me over the Gene to move up to. Either are very capable of great roasts.

    My pick would be grab a sample pack of beans and a popper and have a bash. Minimal outlay and great fun learning *8-)

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    Re: New To Roasting what machine is recommended

    The Corn popper from lifeline can you give me a link please i think i might start with this option as it seems to be popular, is there a guide to roasting with the corn popper anywhere?

    I saw and Iroast2 machine on where is my coffee any thoughts on that at all??

    thanks again

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    Re: New To Roasting what machine is recommended

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    Hi Megs,

    KK will be just meaning any Op Shop be it Lifeline, Salvos etc :) They also crop up on evilbay which is where I got mine ($20 posted).

    Guide to Popper roasting http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1174699442 More information on Roasting Devices in the Roasters section rather than the How to Roast section BTW including a review of the I-Roast http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1124115705



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