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Thread: 15kg Roasters - Has Garanti, Ghibli, Proaster, IMF

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    15kg Roasters - Has Garanti, Ghibli, Proaster, IMF

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    Hey guys,

    I'm looking to purchase a 15kg drum roaster and am currently considering IMF, Proaster, Ghibli/Coffeetech, and a HG/Roastmax. I'd be interested if you have an experience or insights into any of these roasters. In addition, I would love to know of a roastery (in Melbourne) that uses IMF, Proaster or Ghibli to see what they think of them. I believe Talkcoffee distributes all of these except for the IMF, so I will definitely be enquiring as to whether they have any of these models that I could inspect.

    IMF (Italian - recirculatory - 70,000k/cal?) . Thoughts: Established brand and I like the idea of an inbuilt afterburner and imagine it has good build quality but worried about the recirculatory system (still researching), value for money and reliability/support.
    Proaster (made where? - single pass - 42,000/cal) Thoughts: Not much information on it. Very basic features.
    Ghibli (made where? - single pass - 40,000k/cal) Thoughts: Might be a good compromise between the four I'm considering. Coffeetech/Ghibli seems professional. Great features inc. drum speed control and fire safety.
    Roastmax/HG (Turkish - single pass - 50,000k/cal) Thoughts: Represents great value for money but lack of control features. Not exactly sure of difference between Roastmax and HG?

    Websites:
    Commercial non-sponsor link removed per Site Posting Policy - IMF
    Proaster 15kg roaster | Talk Coffee - Proaster
    Ghibli R15 Roaster | Talk Coffee - Ghibli
    Roastmax Roasters Sydney, Australia - coffee roasters, espresso machines, cafe equipment - Roastmax


    Your insights would be much appreciated!
    Jack
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    Ghilbli is Israeli based.


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    I'd be interested to know what it is about this group of roasters that have inspired you to put

    them together in a short list. There are some 'conspicuous by their absence' candidates in the 15kg range.

    Proaster are made in Taiwan.

    p.s. Your thread title "......Has Garanti....." gets a bit muddled in your post when you say " Roastmax/HG"

    Plenty of difference between the two, plenty.
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    Thanks for the quick reply!

    I was essentially looking at roasters up to the IMF price range. Other European and American roasters from I understand are more expensive. I have ruled out a couple of others due to my some problematic experiences with them but am more than happy to consider other options

    From what I understand, Roastmax is a beefed up HGS15? Although I thought there was a burner upgrade, which is why I was a little surprised to find that the burner capacity is the smame- perhaps it's more of a quality thing. I'd be interested to know more.

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    Welcome manchild,

    Nice list you have there.

    In addition to the other stuff my company does, I'm a local agent for site sponsor Coffee Roasters Australia who are the Australian importers for Has Garanti, Coffee Tech and Proaster. In the case of my roaster, the entire gas train and almost all of the electricals are the I.P of Coffee Roasters Australia and they're unique to Australia.

    While Roastmax look similar to Has Garanti, they are a different brand from a different manufacturer and I cannot comment on them as I have zero hands on experience with them.

    I roast on a Has Garanti HSR10 with Coffee Sweet roast profiling and it delivers wonderful results. You are most welcome to make a time to check it out.

    You may decide it's worth flying up to the Gold Coast to visit Coffee Roasters Australia which is the only place where you will be able to see a range of their gear. I suspect that they are the best qualified to provide you insights and some pros and cons.

    Cheers

    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by chokkidog View Post
    I'd be interested to know what it is about this group of roasters that have inspired you to put

    them together in a short list. There are some 'conspicuous by their absence' candidates in the 15kg range.

    Proaster are made in Taiwan.

    p.s. Your thread title "......Has Garanti....." gets a bit muddled in your post when you say " Roastmax/HG"

    Plenty of difference between the two, plenty.

    Proaster is very much a Korean company actually

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    oops yeah you're right. My memory plays tricks.

    Made by the Taehwan Automation Co. , Coffee Machine Division.

    Cheers for the correction V. ;-)

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    Taehwan, Taiwan... close enough :-P
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    just a boat ride away

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    Behmor Coffee Roaster
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    just a boat ride away
    A 1,500 km boat ride



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