Bodka Coffee wrote:Of course that makes your investment larger. 5k is a nice size. And Compass Coffee roasts lots of pounds per week on a 3k so it is doable.
Yes I currently roast 350lb plus per week with USRC 3k. With the caveat that is with profile controller for automatic roasting so I can multi-task while roasting. I'm not hovering over the roaster manually adjusting air/flame on the current roast in progress as I type! Roasted ~60 Tons so far without a hiccup.
The reason I started with 3k versus 5k eight years ago was simple: local Air Quality Control requires afterburner any roaster rated 10lb batch or more. Saved $10k when starting, which then was a big deal.