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« Reply #25: 16/04/2013, 06:21 AM »
Well you're a trade, you know all about sleep ins. :D
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« Reply #26: 16/04/2013, 06:53 AM »
Well you're a trade, you know all about sleep ins. :D

Certainly do at the moment Kelsey  :D I take the missus to work in the morning so I'm at her mercy anyway. Its only work, it will still be there at 8.30. Most customers appreciate a later start rather than rockin' the neighbours at 6.30  - suits me  ;)

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« Reply #27: 16/04/2013, 06:46 PM »
Oh yeah?

Alrighty then, I'll take some shots tomorrow then.

Kelsey,  we are all dying here to see it........

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« Reply #28: 16/04/2013, 11:54 PM »
Sometimes this forum is a little too laid back........

Channeling elsewhere.........


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« Reply #29: 17/04/2013, 12:52 PM »
Kelsey is flat out working combined with family life = lack of roasting/coffee time!

There's more than one in the wild, so who has them?
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« Reply #30: 17/04/2013, 01:32 PM »
Time to hangout on the boardy @ Bullcock this morning and then boast about it FB though :stir :stir :stir :rofl: :rofl:

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« Reply #31: 17/04/2013, 03:21 PM »
Weird, just tried to post and it died.

Trying again. The espresso cup is for reference, but it's about the height of a microwave, about 1/3 to 1/2 the depth and not as wide. The chaff extractor is very good.

I tried using a preset roast for Kuda Mas, which I had on hand. It worked very well.

Still coming to terms with the machine - the flavours I'm getting in the cup on my good old CSI roast are a little muted, but still very nice. That could be the roast depth tho. I'm trying again soon.

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« Reply #32: 17/04/2013, 03:21 PM »
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« Reply #33: 17/04/2013, 03:33 PM »
Thanks Kelsey  :thumb:

Short video http://youtu.be/sA1ChnGv4ik

I hope someone with a Behmor gets one so they can do a side by side comparison, puts hand up if someone wants to send me one to try  ;D

Oh and oooo I know that cup so have a good indication of size :)
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« Reply #34: 17/04/2013, 03:36 PM »
Wow, its all pretty small in the roast chamber area. I dont like the total lack of vision though. What's the max payload Kelsey ?

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« Reply #35: 17/04/2013, 03:48 PM »
d I'd have to agree with the lack of vision, I do like watching the beans change colour, LOL I think that's when you truly know you're 'into' coffee, weird fixations  :rofl:
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« Reply #36: 17/04/2013, 04:11 PM »
Wow, its all pretty small in the roast chamber area. I dont like the total lack of vision though. What's the max payload Kelsey ?

Looks like it will do approx 180 to 250 grams

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« Reply #37: 17/04/2013, 04:48 PM »
Wow, its all pretty small in the roast chamber area. I dont like the total lack of vision though. What's the max payload Kelsey ?

Depends on the bean. Normal beans about 180. MM about 150. You could push it to 200 for normal beans, but you'd run the risk of them spilling out I think.
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« Reply #38: 17/04/2013, 04:51 PM »
It really is a KKTO writ small.

It's quite easy to hear what's happening, but the lack of visibility is a minor concern.

The chaff extractor is great, does a fantastic job. And the chaff is kept very light and unburnt, which I think contributes to the lack of smoke.

I think the slots catch beans though. I've had four charred beans in every batch. Exactly four. The rest are super even. The slots are also on the same side that the heating element is on.

Still haven't figured out profiling yet.
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« Reply #39: 17/04/2013, 09:00 PM »
Will it do a Toastie on my egg&bacon muffin? :pan
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« Reply #40: 17/04/2013, 09:08 PM »
Looks great and I assume you're roasting inside K... Yes?  Does it cool the beans or do you need to dump into a separate cooler?
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« Reply #41: 17/04/2013, 09:50 PM »
Will it do a Toastie on my egg&bacon muffin? :pan

Love it  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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« Reply #42: 17/04/2013, 10:47 PM »
You dump into a separate cooler.

In this case a mesh frypan splash guard.
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« Reply #43: 18/04/2013, 09:31 AM »
Kelsey how does it fit into your lifestyle, you are flat out, as are a lot of people and also with little kids, are you finding you roast more?
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« Reply #44: 18/04/2013, 09:58 AM »
SS - actually yes. But it's at least partly due to necessity with the small batch sizes

But it's fast to setup, easy to clean, fast to use and fast to cool down the smaller quantities of beans.

If I had a better KKTO setup - i.e. a permanent fixture that didn't have to be setup, packed down and the roasting location cleaned each time, then it'd work out about the same. But my own KKTO setup (both the device and the physical location/storage) is fiddly and that really adds to the time.

Last night I plonked the roaster down in the kitchen and ran a roast while I was cooking the kid's dinners - my wife complained about the smoke that pervaded the house, but I was able to run two roasts in the time it took us to cook dinner for the kids and myself.

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A sidenote on the charred beans. It's not the chaff slots. Each time there's four or five beans on the top of the bean mass, clustered around the central drive shaft. I'm assuming then that the stirring motion doesn't keep a few beans near the very top in motion quite as well as the rest.
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« Reply #45: 18/04/2013, 04:36 PM »


If I had a better KKTO setup - i.e. a permanent fixture that didn't have to be setup, packed down and the roasting location cleaned each time, then it'd work out about the same. But my own KKTO setup (both the device and the physical location/storage) is fiddly and that really adds to the time.



Buying a house will fix that problem Kelsey  :stir :stir :rofl: :rofl:

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« Reply #46: 18/04/2013, 04:36 PM »
Yes indeed
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« Reply #47: 06/05/2013, 10:25 PM »
What's cooking?
The silence is deafening....
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« Reply #48: 07/05/2013, 06:57 AM »
I'm about to do my final roasts this week, then take it up to Lacehim on the weekend.

I haven't had as much time as I'd like to play, but it's a fun little roaster with some profiling capabilities and a manual that encourages double roaring.
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« Reply #49: 07/05/2013, 10:30 AM »
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a manual that encourages double roaring.

Intriguing, tell us more. :rofl:
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