Yang Chia 100N Roaster - Page 2

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

#11: Post by CoffeeBar »

kwantfm wrote:Very different price point. Baby Dog looks pretty neat though. A cyclone is a great feature.
For USD$2509, I could go for Professional Full Commercial 600grams coffee roaster( China made ) for around the same price. 8)

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#12: Post by hankua »

Stopped by BellaTaiwan today and checked out the new 100n baby roaster. It's super cute and come in 5 colors, you could even buy extra shrouds to change up the decor. I'll come back and post up some photos in a few days.

It's marketed as a home roaster and maybe someone wants a simple gas machine with a 150g maximum capacity. On the other hand, like Chang00 said; it could possibly serve well as a sample roaster for pre-purchase cupping duties.

The gas adjustment knob controls a single atmospheric burner and has no usable markings. I was told there were three settings and after playing around with the flame that seems accurate; low medium and high. At the shop they mainly use the low setting and adjust air with the slider (marked 1-4). Jason ran a typical 13:00 drip roast profile for us while discussing details.

In the front is a dial BT gauge that could be replaced with a thermocouple and plugged into Artisan; which would give users another level of control. The cooling tray has a tiny air bypass underneath, another item to test out.

Back of the 100n is a gear motor and air fan, terminated in a 3'' stub. They supply a cloth chaff bag, or it could be vented with standard aluminum flex duct.

I'm considering putting one out on the patio for some testing using Artisan roaster-scope.

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#13: Post by SJM »

Aha....very tempting... :D

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#14: Post by Boldjava » replying to SJM »

Ah, Susan. Touching the edge of the hole with your toes?
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SJM

#15: Post by SJM » replying to Boldjava »

Yeah....
I'm thinking maybe I want a smaller rather than a larger roaster.
I'm looking forward to more input from Hank.

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#16: Post by Boldjava »

SJM wrote:...I'm thinking maybe I want a smaller rather than a larger roaster.
...Dibs on the Huky.
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#17: Post by hankua »

Some of the possible drawbacks suggested from the meeting; the 100n may have had some issues with scorching using high heat and something about dark roasts. They have the machine set up on a table unvented using the chaff collection bag. It can easily be vented using 3" flex pipe, is the issue smoke related or roast defect related?

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#18: Post by mikemaddux »

hankua wrote:I'm considering putting one out on the patio for some testing using Artisan roaster-scope.
Please do, and right away!

Do you think an ET thermocouple could also be added? Or does that even make sense with such a small drum?

Could one use propane canisters with it?

$700 to $800 seems pretty reasonable price to get into a gas drum roaster with forced air and its own heat source.

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#19: Post by hankua »

No problem adding a thermocouple, fits in the threaded port where the thermometer sits. Of course it makes sense to data-log the roaster unless one is knocking out a bunch of samples; then the stock setup would be fine. Or a good digital thermometer.

I've got some photos now, the roaster was hosed in from the LP tank regulator to the barbed fitting on the machine.

Yes the price is very reasonable on the one hand; what about the small charge size and rudimentary controls?

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#20: Post by hankua »

Here's some photos of the Feima 100n