Discuss roast levels and profiles for espresso, equipment for roasting coffee.
Have read a few things about a Bake-a-Round roaster and have a few questions. Are you using one heating element? What is the smallest batch size that you can roast with this? How do you dump your roasted beans?
What is that? I'm not familiar. Is it another name for the turbo oven - bread maker combo coffee roaster?
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Nope, it's a 1970s kitchen gadget. Look here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqLMiU_PfJQ I have one and was starting to build a roaster out of it. Typically, one builds a plywood box inside which one puts a blower such as a vacuum cleaner motor, installed to blow through a hole in the top of the box. Above that hole, one installs a metal cylinder, inside which is a small heater, usually from a portable camp stove. Above the burner, there's a piece of stout screening. Above that, there's the bake-a-round, which is the roasting chamber and part of the chimney. Typically, there's another metal tube above the chimney and there may or may not be a chaff collector, depending on if it is made for outdoor or indoor use. Have a look at this video for an example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_GJ-7MUQUI It ain't gorgeous, but it works! Here's a H-B link that mentions the Bake-a-round Bake-A-Round fitting cocktail top Frankly, you could use any Pyrex tube, as you can see in this thread. It isn't essential to use glass, but it gives a good, clear view of the roast.