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dqts
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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2012, 4:03pm
Subject: Looking for Info on JavaPro Crc
 

JavaPro-Crc Roaster @http://www.coffeeroastersclub.com/

I saw this roaster when browsing the web because i am looking to upgrade roasters.
im currently using a gene cafe and a swissmar alp.


I have yet to find a bad review about someone who has used it. However, I am wary
of spending 1000$ on a roaster that looks pretty primitive in terms of it being a steel
drum, rotisserie oven, and a fan.

Btw, i am looking at the JavaPro-Crc 5Lb. commercial w/ PID

Is this also how commercial drum roasters roast beans?


I am basically looking for the negatives of the roasters vs the positives which i have already seen  (to some extent)

I am also open to any advice in the direction of another roaster within the same price range of $800-1500
that can roast at least two pound if not more.
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oldgearhead
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Posted Sat Jul 21, 2012, 7:54am
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I have five thoughts:
1) None of the commercial roasters, I know,  use this roaster. They use gas.
2) Len (CRC) is a good engineer with vast coffee roasting knowledge.
4) My 500 gram, 1500 watt, electric,one-pound, home-built, fluid-bed cost me $510 + several hours of labor..
5) Two to five pound for under 1K USD = gas BBQ/drum.

I often see Len (CRC) respond to threads here (Geek) and here:
http://www.homeroasters.org/php/forum/index.php

Ask him about his roaster: Leonard Wells
len@coffeeroastersclub.com

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dqts
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Espresso: Rancilio S20 midi de
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Vac Pot: bodum 8 cup
Drip: Chemex, kyoto
Roaster: us roaster corp 1 lb
Posted Sat Jul 28, 2012, 11:29pm
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that makes a lot of sense
its a good point that no commercial roasters use this.

im actually thinking of investing in a diedrich ir-1 or cafemino or the like
but was hoping to spend less on my investment which usually
isn't the best way to go
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Posted Sun Jul 29, 2012, 4:22am
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dqts Said:

that makes a lot of sense
its a good point that no commercial roasters use this.

im actually thinking of investing in a diedrich ir-1 or cafemino or the like
but was hoping to spend less on my investment which usually
isn't the best way to go

Posted July 28, 2012 link

I did a lot of research on commercial roasters before getting the IR-1. The problem with the Toper Cafemino is that it has no heat control for gas or the electric version. The problem with the IR-1 nowadays is the price increase, costs as much as the IR-2.5.

If your intention is to sell roasts then I recommend going bigger then a 1kg machine, 6.6 pounds of green per hour is a lot of work for very little return. Excellent size for personal use or profiling when paired with a larger machine.

BTW I love my Ir-1, I can produce all the coffe my house needs plus take care of friends and family.
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Posted Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:21am
Subject: Re: Looking for Info on JavaPro Crc
 

The Hand Cranked Roaster might be worth looking into. I've had some communication with a customer of Lloyd (builder in DFW) who's selling at a market. You can find it on YouTube; it's all carbon steel and heavy, uses a propane burner underneath and has no motor (can be modded with a motor). He sells on eBay and is in your price range; it's a part time thing for Lloyd and he only sells a few every year. On Ebay he's "lloyddster".
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