Posts Tagged ‘home’

Sans Electrocution

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

It works!

Did the wiring for my motor today.  It works!  Even has an on/off switch.  I’m sure I can make it look more professional, but it looks very DIY chic right now.

It’s a used Bodine in-line motor, I found it used on Ebay for about $80 with shipping.  While not the same, the specs are similar to those in a Diedrich IR-7.  The company’s spec page here.

Mr. Green Beans

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

All you home roasters out there in Portland, a new shop has opened on Mississippi Avenue, catering just to us!  Mr. Green Beans at  3932 North Mississippi Avenue, Portland, OR 97227.  They just opened on July 10, so are still putting on the finishing touches to the shop, but it’s a good one.  Want to try a new brewing method?  They have a great variety.  Need a new roaster?  They’ve got  everything from popcorn poppers to Hot Top roasters.  Most importantly, they have green coffee!  A nice selection of origins, and varietals, by the 1/2 pound, full pound, or more.  Their pricing is similar to Sweet Maria’s, and there’s no shipping!

The owner, is knowledgeable and has a real DIY attitude, happy to answer any questions you could have about roasting.  So swing by, give roasting a try!

Of course, you can shop online too, check out their website.

The Motor

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

The motor for the roaster arrived yesterday, and I have managed to find the wiring diagram.  The project for this weekend is to wire it up and make it spin, without electrocuting myself.  For those curious, I found a used one of these puppies on Ebay for $80 with shipping, not bad.

Click image for specs