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Convection Oven and/or Coffee Roaster modifications/techniques

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jack Meyer Jul 1. 5 Replies

I am looking to be able to roast 35 to 50kg and, depending a bit on machinery I find, will decide between convection or drum roaster route.  The merits of these have been discussed before here but…Continue

 

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Jack Meyer replied to SteveB's discussion Convection Oven and/or Coffee Roaster modifications/techniques
"May I ask what company you purchased the Turkish roaster from?"
Jul 1
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Sep 25, 2012
Brad Churchill replied to SteveB's discussion Convection Oven and/or Coffee Roaster modifications/techniques
"Baking vs Roasting?    Cooking ANYTHING is about heat and airflow, not terminology.  In my oven at home I bake brownies, roast a turkey, bake cookies, roast a beef roast.  I can also bake the turkey and roast as…"
Sep 26, 2011
Clay Gordon replied to SteveB's discussion Convection Oven and/or Coffee Roaster modifications/techniques
"Convection ovens have the advantage of being extremely cheap - which is one reason I know that Brad likes them. However, in my experience, I have NEVER found a convection oven that heats the entire cavity left to right, top to bottom, back to front,…"
Sep 26, 2011
Brad Churchill replied to SteveB's discussion Convection Oven and/or Coffee Roaster modifications/techniques
"The trick to using a convection oven for a perfect roast is using perforated trays.  This is important to allow air flow up through the bottom, but also over top.  The other trick is to not overload the trays with beans.    I…"
Sep 24, 2011
antonino allegra replied to SteveB's discussion Convection Oven and/or Coffee Roaster modifications/techniques
"Hi There, we have have a coffee roaster and we find it quite good and efficient, soon i will post a review on differences between convection and coffe roasters. One thing i can say is do not buy a roaster from AMBEX. they have robbed us $6000 and we…"
Sep 24, 2011
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Convection Oven and/or Coffee Roaster modifications/techniques

I am looking to be able to roast 35 to 50kg and, depending a bit on machinery I find, will decide between convection or drum roaster route.  The merits of these have been discussed before here but wanted to ask those with experience here for some basic insights. Converting Coffee Roaster -- anything being done to modify with regard to interior of drum or speed in order to improve roasting/minimize breakage? Convection Oven -- aside from just setting up a fan, anyone doing anything fancier to…See More
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