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Peli
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Posted Mon Apr 15, 2013, 4:55pm
Subject: WTB:  Entry-level Home Roaster (Air popper to Behmor 1600)
 

I'm hoping to buy an electric roaster along the lines of a Freshroast SR500 or SR300. Suggestions and other offers are also welcome!

Edward

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Seller Location: Durham, North Carolina
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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2013, 6:43am
Subject: Re: WTB:  Entry-level Home Roaster
 

If you are ok with a 1/4 lb roast amount them I would go with the 500 model.  It allows you to control air and temp. with a probe you can easily profile your coffee.  If it's price you are worried about I would spend $375-400 on a Behmor 1600. If not I would go all out and spend $1,000 on a Hottop.  All can be found used as well for a cheaper price.  Keep your eyes on the for sale area here.

If I could choose for you.  Behmor 1600.  I won one and love it!  Roasts 1/4 - 1 lb.  Auto profiles for all bean types. Quiet, Fun to watch, easy to clean and a very! good price.  Sweetmaria's sells them for $375 shipped with free coffee.
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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2013, 1:05pm
Subject: Re: WTB:  Entry-level Home Roaster
 

Have you looked into a Whirley pop? It's low-tech, but gets the job done and easily roasts 1lb at a time (or less, if you need to). I've roasted a few dozen pounds through mine, including 10 back-to-back roasts in one day for Christmas gifts. The gears on mine are on their way out, but for $30 you really can't go wrong.
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Posted Sat Apr 20, 2013, 6:38pm
Subject: Re: WTB:  Entry-level Home Roaster (Air popper to Behmor 1600)
 

I've expanded my budget, hoping to get a Behmor at this point.
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Posted Sun Apr 21, 2013, 7:03pm
Subject: Re: WTB:  Entry-level Home Roaster (Air popper to Behmor 1600)
 

i use a behmor 1600 and love it.

before that i used an iroast 2.  at the time i liked it.  however, after using the behmor it seems like a waste of time.

i bought my refurbished bemor 1600 from chocolatealchemy.com for $200.  i don't know if they still do that deal or not.

the refurb behmor cost about the same as the iroast 2, it is quite enough that i can hear first and second crack (impossible for me with iroast 2 noise), generates less smoke and make a much better and consistent roast.

i use it to roast metropolis coffee's greenline beans.  

even at full price i think that the behmor is excellent value.

have fun.
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Posted Mon Apr 22, 2013, 7:28am
Subject: Re: WTB:  Entry-level Home Roaster (Air popper to Behmor 1600)
 

Peli Said:

I've expanded my budget, hoping to get a Behmor at this point.

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You've got mail! I just happened to be doing a little research to see what I should ask for mine, and saw this post.

 
--Josh
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