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MikeX
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Posted Fri Apr 9, 2010, 7:34pm
Subject: "Homer" Roaster on eBay?
 

Anyone have experience with this roaster? Seems like they are trying to compete with Behmor.

Click Here (cgi.ebay.com)
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Posted Fri Apr 9, 2010, 7:56pm
Subject: Re: "Homer" Roaster on eBay?
 

I'd also be interested in hearing more about this roaster.  The roast times seem too long though, 45 min. for 3 lbs?!
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Posted Fri Apr 9, 2010, 8:25pm
Subject: Re: "Homer" Roaster on eBay?
 

BryceP Said:

I'd also be interested in hearing more about this roaster.

Posted April 9, 2010 link

Why?


BryceP Said:

The roast times seem too long though, 45 min. for 3 lbs?!

Posted April 9, 2010 link


Doesn't that tell you enough??

 
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Posted Fri Apr 9, 2010, 9:16pm
Subject: Re: "Homer" Roaster on eBay?
 

-Why?

Because it'd be interesting to hear if anyone has actually used one.


-Doesn't that tell you enough??

Yes, I never planned on buying one.


Thanks for the helpful post.
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Posted Sat Apr 10, 2010, 5:10am
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!
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Posted Sat Apr 10, 2010, 5:53am
Subject: Re: "Homer" Roaster on eBay?
 

This is all I needed to see, "This roaster will not roast beans in 15 minutes. "
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Posted Sat Apr 10, 2010, 6:46am
Subject: Re: "Homer" Roaster on eBay?
 

germantownrob Said:

This is all I needed to see, "This roaster will not roast beans in 15 minutes. "

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Yeah, but 1 pound in 15 minutes is the same as 3 pounds in 45 minutes....... right.......?
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Posted Sat Apr 10, 2010, 9:14am
Subject: Re: "Homer" Roaster on eBay?
 

jkoll42 Said:

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.

Posted April 10, 2010 link

Maybe it is like a rocket? You only get one shot.
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Posted Sat Apr 10, 2010, 9:48am
Subject: Re: "Homer" Roaster on eBay?
 

jkoll42 Said:

Yeah, but 1 pound in 15 minutes is the same as 3 pounds in 45 minutes....... right.......?

Posted April 10, 2010 link

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.

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Posted Sat Apr 10, 2010, 3:25pm
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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