A few months ago we had the great pleasure to build a custom Cacao roaster for Carol Morse of Acalli Chocolate out of a Hobart HR7 roaster. This was a great build that included a laterally opening door for the drum since it would be mounted in the oven to the point that removal would be difficult.
Some interesting points were that she requested a temperature probe and a sample port to sample the beans. The sample port could be accessed externally without disturbing the roast, and the temperature could read directly from the bean mass.
This was a truly fun build, and something that we are pleased to add to the product lineup. If you’re interested in a custom build, let us know how we can help. We also can work with a number of different rotisserie machines. The project turned out great and Carol reports the amchine roasts very well. Thanks Carol!
I’ve been wondering about the suitability for coffee, any thoughts?