jkoll42 Senior Member Joined: 2 Jan 2010 Posts: 465 Location: Pennsylvania Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: VBM DD V3, Gaggia Baby Class Grinder: Cimbali Max Hybrid, Bunn... Drip: Technivorm, Chemex Roaster: Honey Badger 1K, HG/BM
Posted Sat Apr 10, 2010, 4:10am Subject: Re: "Homer" Roaster on eBay?
Looks like a pretty rough hack job. Also found it entertaining that the seller computes the price per ounce to roast coffee by dividing the machine cost by ounces roasted in ONE roast. I guess I never realized when I used to use a hand-me-down air popper my coffee was free!
I don't know if 45 divided by 3 would be the correct formula to use for that, however I am sure that it would roast 1 pound much quicker than 3. That would be typical of any basically any roaster.
I checked out his feedback on eBay; except for one person he had fine feedback.
"Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water." ~The Women's Petition Against Coffee, 1674
gime2much Senior Member Joined: 10 Dec 2004 Posts: 1,965 Location: Sunny S Fl Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: La Pavoni, Astoria comm, 2... Grinder: La Pavoni Zip, Bunn... Drip: Bunn comm Roaster: Popcorn popper (air),co/ufo
Posted Sat Apr 10, 2010, 2:25pm Subject: Re: "Homer" Roaster on eBay?
Here is a more complete quote: "This roaster will not roast beans in 15 minutes. 1 pound is about 25 min, 2 pounds is about 35 min and 3 pounds is about 45 min. These times are with respect to mid second crack".
25 minutes for a 1# roast is commonly considered to be a baked roast. 45 minutes for any roast is asinine.
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