Behmor drum on my rotisserie

The fine-mesh Behmor drum. I love those blades stirring the beans more for a more even roast.

The fine-mesh Behmor drum. I love those blades stirring the beans more for a more even roast.

I’ve played around with various coffee roasters. But my roaster of choice now is the oven toaster with rotisserie.

Because I could not buy a drum for it, I had the drum made by a local tinsmith. But I wasn’t happy with the workmanship — too heavy, looks ugly, some damage on the screen that some holes are too big. It’s so difficult to close the lid to pour the green beans in, and difficult to open to pour the roasted beans into the colander, especially with hot temperatures. So aside from the rotisserie, I also use my old Whirley Pop popcorn popper for smaller beans from Ethiopia and Yemen.

But then I ordered the drum for the Behmor from Sweet Marias. Particularly, the small grid drum, so I would have no problem with the small beans.
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Meet my coffee roasters

It’s been a long journey for my homeroasting hobby, trying various roasters, modifying them along the way to suit my needs.

So here they are, in chronological order…

Fresh Roast + 8

I got the FR+8 roaster simply because it is the cheapest dedicated coffee roaster I could find. It was made for the sole purpose of roasting coffee. Got this for $90. Other cheap homeroasters are the Nesco for $169, and iRoast for $180. Still not so cheap for me, with their small roast batches.

My Fresh Roast + 8. Now gathering dust.

My Fresh Roast + 8. Now gathering dust.

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