Thank-you for the insight. I was leaning towards a Henny Penny (or similar) rotisserie oven. A custom basket would be required. There seems to be a lot of discussion over the challenges of using a convection oven where the…"
Thank-you for sharing your journey. I am in a similar position and I am interested in why you chose your particular machines, i.e., the Moffat Turbofan oven and the FBM Aura tempering machine.
I am one that is a lover of used equipment. I have purchased most of my stuff from this site. www.publicsurplus.com. Many people poo poo the idea, but I have only had ONE item out of perhaps forty that has actually been…"
"This is exactly what I had in mind. I am buying a used Henny Penny oven tomorrow. It is a 220V, 3 phase oven so I will not be able to use it until I move into my factory space. I will work on the drum next week."
"I've been looking into the idea of using a commercial rotisserie oven for quite some time, and the Hobart KA7E is an example of the kind that has been catching my attention. New, these are more expensive than other options, including most…"
I don't have any baffles yet but it is something I am wanting to get done as there are slight differences in the temps between the 2 ends of the drum.
With regards to emptying I just empty straight into a perforated tray underneath. Your…"
"Looks good Alison, I think our rotisseries may be identical.
Do you not have any baffles to stir the beans up a little as the drum rotates?
To extract the beans do you put a tray in to catch them and then pull the hatch open? I wondered about…"
"Howdy Ben, Below is an image of the drum we had built locally. It is a perforated stainless drum on a nylon bush.
The image below shows the sample port and temperature probe that sits in the middle of the beans whilst roasting
It does display actual oven temp as well as the set temp but I wanted to have a reading of the temp in the beans so I also had a static probe put in the sample port. Not sure if that makes sense but I will try put up some pics so you can see…"
I have a rotisserie that I had an engineer convert into a drum roaster which seems to work really well. I also got him to put a sample port into the side of the unit to allow for sampling without having to open the door or stop the…"