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    Huky 500

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    Hi all,

    Is anyone using the Huky 500? I'm interested t hear a bit about it. There is an American forum dedicated to it but I haven't seen anything on here??

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    Yes, I use a huky. I think it's fantastic, but you'd want to do your research. The huky forum is a good place to start. I'm happy to answer any other questions you have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agrajag View Post
    Yes, I use a huky. I think it's fantastic, but you'd want to do your research. The huky forum is a good place to start. I'm happy to answer any other questions you have.
    Where did you purchase from?

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    I picked one up from an aussie selling 2nd hand. as far as I know the only other option for purchasing in Australia is buying from Mr Li (who makes them in Taiwan.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agrajag View Post
    Yes, I use a huky. I think it's fantastic, but you'd want to do your research. The huky forum is a good place to start. I'm happy to answer any other questions you have.
    I am amazed that very little people use it here in Oz. I wonder why as it seems like a well build machine and I think well priced too. It sure looks very stylish and professional too!
    What sort of drum/motor combo do you have and what sort of roast can you achieve with your set up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wushoes View Post
    Where did you purchase from?
    Check this forum: https://www.hukyforum.com/
    The owner/maker is Taiwanese. I sent him a price list. Will post it when I get it

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    Quote Originally Posted by benissimmo View Post
    I am amazed that very little people use it here in Oz. I wonder why as it seems like a well build machine and I think well priced too. It sure looks very stylish and professional too!
    It is very well built. The great thing is that it is very modular, you can buy just the bits you want, have different heat sources etc. If you go for his setup, keep in mind the gas stove/regulator/hoses probably aren't compliant with Australian regulations. You will want to weigh up the risks of this yourself. This will depend on your gas source, where you roast (indoor/outdoor etc.)

    Quote Originally Posted by benissimmo View Post
    What sort of drum/motor combo do you have and what sort of roast can you achieve with your set up?
    I have a solid drum, 72RPM motor. You can achieve any roast you like. With my setup I have variable gas and air flow so the options are pretty much limitless (up to 500g though.) I control my whole roast with artisan. I can control and log the gas and airflow through artisan and even setup an automated roast. You don't have to do it like that though, you can roast "by smell" if you like (or anywhere in between). It's a very flexible setup, though as with anything, there is a learning curve.

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    Got a reply from Mr. Li:
    Hi Ben,

    Thank you for inquiring about Huky 500.

    The new version of Huky 500 is completed, named Huky500T.

    With Huky 500T, there is no need to switch funnel to exhaust pipe after pouring the beans that separate the smoke exhausting and bean pouring, which is closer to the process of business roaster.


    Huky500T separate the smoke exhausting and bean pouring, and cooling, easy to roast continuously, which fit heavy roaster but need two fan, two tray and two funnel to operate it.

    Huky500 need to exhaust smoke and pour beans with same access, but it would be better for the roaster that doesn't roast that much, 500 will do with only one fan, I can't not judge which one if better, its all depends on you requirement.

    The price of Huky 500T is 1180 USD (not including choose appurtenance & shipping fee)
    Standard appurtenance: T diversion pipe,fan,tray,funnel,AC adapter,tool


    The price of Huky 500 is 1078 USD (not including choose appurtenance & shipping fee)
    Standard appurtenance:diversion pipe,fan,tray,funnel,AC adapter,tool (Attach picture)
    choose appurtenance: 1.Digital thermometer:Artisan supported devices:
    https://code.google.com/p/artisan/do...+DownloadCount
    a.Center 300 Thermometer(Single input)-----66 USD
    b.Center 301 Thermometer(Dual input)-------78 USD
    c.Center 304Thermometer(Four input)-------112 USD
    d. USB cable(Connecting to Computer )------24 USD

    2.Infrared stoves (with Needle valve & Gas Pressure gauge ) : 99USD
    3.Exhaust hood(attach picture)-----------49 USD
    4.Extra probe (MET)------------------------18USD
    5.Extra tray-----------------------------------16 USD
    6.Extra fan------------------------------------48 USD
    7.Extra funnel--------------------------------14 USD
    8.Extra motor set(Motor,Box,Switch)---78 USD
    9.Extra motor---------------------------------20 USD
    10.Extra drum---------------------------------98 USD


    The freight charges By "Express Mail Service is "186 USD"
    (Can receive in about 4~7days ),

    The direct flame Roaster (Perforate drum can change into the semi- direct flame)
    Perforated drum has the function of "direct flame" and "Semi-direct flame".
    "Semi-direct flame"Meaning: There is a adjustable shutter cover hole of the perforated drum.
    Perforated drum will be effective,It is standard equipment. Solid drums can not be adjusted.

    If you are roasting in the room,There will be "smoke" problem,You need an "exhaust hood"
    Exhaust hood below the fan,Connecting the duct can discharge the smoke out to the outdoor.
    If you have a large amount of roasting you need extra tray and fan .It is helpful to cooling beans.

    2.5-inch duct due to bulky, shipping is very expensive, can be purchased locally.


    specification:
    size:40*19*35cm (L*W*H)
    weight:( around 6kg)
    Voltage:110V~240V
    Drum: Solid drum or perforate drum (Choose one)
    material:(drum T2.5mm stainless steel ) 2.5MM#304  diameter130MM。
    cover:super shining stainless steel。
    handleHardwood )
    Drum rotation speed: perforate drum (48 rpm) Solid drum (72 rpm)
    Temperature measuring:(dual system , analog Thermometer (ET) and k-type digital probe(BT))。
    analog thermometer can replace by digital probe.

    Fuel source:(liquefied propane gas (LPG) ) or Natural gas or butane --Choose one.
    Batch capacitor:75g~ Max560g=1 pound.
    Exhaust fan and cooling :6 inch casting fan
    Bearing: Full Ceramic Bearing
    500T Lateral view 2.jpgHuky500T 02.jpgHuky500T 04.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agrajag View Post
    I picked one up from an aussie selling 2nd hand. as far as I know the only other option for purchasing in Australia is buying from Mr Li (who makes them in Taiwan.)
    Agrajag - Do you use the default IR stove provided by Mr Li ? If yes, have you faced any issues with the starter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by themortalbard View Post
    Agrajag - Do you use the default IR stove provided by Mr Li ? If yes, have you faced any issues with the starter?
    Yes I use the IR stove. No issues with starter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agrajag View Post
    Yes I use the IR stove. No issues with starter.
    Thanks mate. I own the newer 500T type and have had no issues however two of my friends who have the older model seem to have the starter problem with the IR stove. Thanks for the response !



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