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CocoaT roaster?

Started this discussion. Last reply by allison roberts Aug 29. 34 Replies

Does anyone have experience with the CocoaTown roasters?  If so, would you recommend them?

 

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allison roberts replied to Holly Hukill's discussion CocoaT roaster?
"Thanks for a great discussion everyone, so helpful to have these topics available for browsing! Allison "
Aug 29
Erkan Aydin replied to Holly Hukill's discussion CocoaT roaster?
"Hi Holly,   I have never hear CocoaTown Roasters but I can offer our roasters for cocoa roasting http://www.coffeenutsroasters.com/product-groups/1001/coffee-roasters.aspx   Our customer in S.Africa Cocoa Fair using our roaster I sqaw nice…"
Mar 8
Kevin S replied to Holly Hukill's discussion CocoaT roaster?
"Hi Brad We have been struggling to find the right roasting method.  We have tried coffee roasters and convection ovens. We like the idea of the convection ovens but have had too much temperature fluctuation with the ovens we have tried.…"
Aug 20, 2013
Rochelle replied to Holly Hukill's discussion CocoaT roaster?
"Thanks for the info Yes the turbo seem to be a good oven and they do heat up fast. I've used them before in a couple of restaurants I've worked at. The fan was a little over powering as it would blow the tops off some of my macaroons and…"
Jun 2, 2013
Clay Gordon replied to Holly Hukill's discussion CocoaT roaster?
"Rochelle: I recommended, for a client, a Moffat Turbofan D25. The D25 (not sure about the (D24) can be plumbed so you can inject steam into the cavity during roasting. Salmonella (in particular) can survive longer in dry environments than they can…"
Jun 2, 2013
Rochelle replied to Holly Hukill's discussion CocoaT roaster?
"Just trying to under stand the point after reading this post http://chocolatetalk.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=roasting&action=display&thread=1261 "
Jun 2, 2013
Brad Churchill replied to Holly Hukill's discussion CocoaT roaster?
"No need to.  We roast over 300 degrees F, so pathogens are killed in that step."
Jun 2, 2013
Rochelle replied to Holly Hukill's discussion CocoaT roaster?
"Oh nice!... are you pre-treat with steam to aid in bacteria kill and also for flavour development?."
Jun 2, 2013
Brad Churchill replied to Holly Hukill's discussion CocoaT roaster?
"I'm sure that would work just fine.  Our oven holds 7 full sized sheet pans at a time."
Jun 2, 2013
Rochelle replied to Holly Hukill's discussion CocoaT roaster?
"Yes! I thought I might give it a second look if it could roast 30kg batches I'm using a fan oven with perforated trays and a Behmor 1600 at this time... and both are working well for me so far. We are looking at getting a turbofan to start with…"
Jun 2, 2013
Brad Churchill replied to Holly Hukill's discussion CocoaT roaster?
"Rochelle; In several other posts I write that a special roaster is a waste of money.  We use a convection oven with perforated trays, have been doing it now for several years, and have developed a very significant following of religously loyal…"
Jun 1, 2013
Rochelle replied to Holly Hukill's discussion CocoaT roaster?
"They are still offering them, the control is for if you need to change to single phase power. Do you think the price of their control panels for both the roaster and grinders are a bit high?. I guess if you are in New Zealand like myself and you add…"
Jun 1, 2013
Clay Gordon replied to Holly Hukill's discussion CocoaT roaster?
"Rochelle -  You are right. I was hurried and misread the page. It's $4835 for about 13kg - but an extra $1350 for a control panel? These are built to order and it says that they reserve the right to make changes (including the oven), so I…"
Jun 1, 2013
Rochelle replied to Holly Hukill's discussion CocoaT roaster?
"30kg?... am I looking at the same page as you Clay? http://www.cocoatown.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=41&Itemid=84How I lost 30 lbs (13.5 Kg) $4835 it says 30 lbs (13.60kg). If it does hold 30kg then…"
Jun 1, 2013
Clay Gordon replied to Holly Hukill's discussion CocoaT roaster?
"I just took a look on the CocoaTown site and it looks like they no longer offer a 15kg roaster. Their new 30kg roaster looks like a convection rotisserie oven with a custom basket. Not a bad idea."
May 31, 2013
Need beans replied to Holly Hukill's discussion CocoaT roaster?
"Great info but does anyone have experience with the 15kg CocoaTown rotisserie roaster? Wouldn't mind hearing one or two reviews on the cocoaT roaster"
May 29, 2013

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