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Buckley
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Posted Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:01pm
Subject: WTB: Your homebuilt coffee roaster. (Alt. Topic: A Shameless Mooch)
 

Why did no one think of this before?  Because CGs are not as lazy and unabashed as I.

Short form: Someone who has tinkered together enough home built coffee roasters that are gathering dust because he or she is only using their favorite 1 or 2 might want to get rid of the clutter by sending one to me.  I am willing to pay for shipping and parts.  

Long form:  I am too lazy to engineer one, even with the plethora of good step-by-step directions online.  I have other excuses, but they are too pathetic to describe, even for me.  I have used two air poppers, one for good results until it burned out and one that scorches the beans.  Having read many posts in the Home Roast section, especially Stewart's inspired Poll, I am one of the many who rant, "Why are coffee machines so expensive?" when what I mean is, "Why can't I roast coffee for the price of a cheap date?"  It is also apparent that there are more than a few CGs who have dozens of home built prototypes of the poppery and SC/CO machines lying around their garages.  It has to enter the imagination that some of these otherwise creative people must be thinking, "I would like to get rid of some of this stuff, I could use the space"...and..."Goodwill won't take it but I hate to throw out a good invention." Or perhaps there is a spouse involved...
Alas, as much as I would love to show some respect for your industry by including an honorarium for all of the time and trials that you invested into crafting said roaster, sadly I would be in violation of the forum rules if I encouraged you to make a profit or turn a perfectly good hobby into a business venture.
Your profit will have to be that warm feeling that you have contributed to the fraternity of coffee lovers, plus that reclaimed shelf or floor space plus marital harmony.  Alternatively, your profit could also be that glee you feel deep inside when you think "I forgot to warn him not to..."
At the risk of ruining a thread of potentially interesting reading, you might want to email me at the private email on my profile if you want to get rid of a surplus machine.  Don't forget to change the '(at)' to '@' in the address.

Buckley

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Seller Name: Buckley (the Mooch) Terpenning
Seller Location: Indianapolis (not by choice), Indiana
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moreshots
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Location: west of Chicago
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Espresso: Cimbali DT1//Jura Z5
Grinder: Mazzer Mini, Pharos
Drip: Technivorm
Roaster: Made my own 2KG roaster
Posted Mon Dec 31, 2012, 7:34am
Subject: Re: WTB: Your homebuilt coffee roaster. (Alt. Topic: A Shameless Mooch)
 

I have one that would sell to fund the build of another larger unit
best explained  its a 2 KG unit all 1/4" steel , propane infra-red heating, flowmeters for exact BTU output, bean and atmosheric theremocouples. industrual drive unit for the drum. but best explained in this video

$4,000.00 not including shipping / transport

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uECZ_4oBPPg
Bill
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Buckley
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Posted Sun Jan 6, 2013, 1:38pm
Subject: Re: WTB: Your homebuilt coffee roaster. (Alt. Topic: A Shameless Mooch)
 

Dear Bill,

Pardon the delay, I typed a response to you and thought that I posted it but it is nowhere to be seen today.

Nice video.  Impressive machine.  The video showed a beautiful uniformity of roast as shown by the trier and through the window.

It is much more roaster than I can use, but I hope this post can attract some useful attention.  The apparent quality of your work suggests that you deserve to be allowed to sell off your 'prototypic' models that are finished products in their own right, in order to build more a more ambitious roaster.  

If you find the suggestion helpful, perhaps you could contact the moderator and clear it to place a post on this forum dedicated to selling your prior roaster(s).  After all, this is your hobby, it is not a business, and it allows you to 'trade up' for a more accomplished piece of equipment; this seems to be keeping with the spirit of this forum.

Buckley
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moreshots
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Posts: 228
Location: west of Chicago
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Cimbali DT1//Jura Z5
Grinder: Mazzer Mini, Pharos
Drip: Technivorm
Roaster: Made my own 2KG roaster
Posted Sun Feb 3, 2013, 4:34am
Subject: Re: WTB: Your homebuilt coffee roaster. (Alt. Topic: A Shameless Mooch)
 

Buckley ,
Thank you for the message, I was thinking of selling this one to build another larger unit . since then I have improved the btu regulation to 25000 btu and just purchased a new 800 cfm fan that will be variable from 0 to 800 cfm allowing a very controlled roast.
Thanks but I have used this one for #300 of coffee so far and its a great industrial unit .

Bill
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