New Kaldi Fortis Setup - Page 2

Discuss roast levels and profiles for espresso, equipment for roasting coffee.
Capuchin Monk

#11: Post by Capuchin Monk »

That is the plastic one. I've been using it for light duty roasting setup.

dtrevino15 (original poster)

#12: Post by dtrevino15 (original poster) »

Nope, been using weekly, works perfect. Actually, does get pretty hot, and the input has warped a tinny bit, but this thing has been going for a few months without any issues. I would think it depends on how many roasts you do in a row,and do you let the system cool between roasts, that's what I do.

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dtrevino15 (original poster)

#13: Post by dtrevino15 (original poster) »

No melting yet, has been working solid for now. I will upgrade to a cast version soon, but so far, working perfectly.

Capuchin Monk

#14: Post by Capuchin Monk »

dtrevino15 wrote:cast version
The small aluminum one?

Capuchin Monk

#15: Post by Capuchin Monk »

dtrevino15 wrote:the input has warped a tinny bit,
The inlet of mine warped more so I cut some off and inserted aluminum pipe as a surface to clamp the exhaust duct onto.


If the whole thing doesn't hold up, I already have a plan to make a cyclone chaff collector out of stainless steel kitchen gadgets. :idea:

dtrevino15 (original poster)

#16: Post by dtrevino15 (original poster) »

Good idea, let me know what you build, I may want to copy you

Capuchin Monk

#17: Post by Capuchin Monk »

Given that your exhaust fan motor is AC and needs to be above certain voltage and RPM, maybe a throttle valve like this one between outlet of roaster and inlet of chaff collector would allow fine tuning?