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Roasting Equipment For Sale

Started by Vincent Iatesta. Last reply by charlie werner Aug 17, 2017. 79 Replies

Use this thread to list your roasting equipment for sale or if you are looking to buy any roasting equipment. Please limit to commercial roasting equipment. Roasters, After Burners, Destoners, Bean…Continue

Diedrich's Poor customer service!

Started by Derryl Reid. Last reply by N. Hewitt Sep 20, 2016. 30 Replies

I was shocked a little over a week ago when I phoned Diedrich for tech support! I was in the middle of doing up a larger order when my blower motor started cutting out! I phoned Diedrich to hopefully…Continue

Tags: support, roaster, customer, service, poor

PLC Issues With My Diedrich IR 12

Started by N. Hewitt. Last reply by N. Hewitt Sep 20, 2016. 1 Reply

This is my second PLC to be replaced at my expense! Feeling discouraged as this keeps happening! Wondering if anyone is having similar issues!Thanks,KatContinue

Ever been to a coffee farm?

Started by Matias Zeledon Sep 27, 2014. 0 Replies

Hello, everybody!  With all the resources and distribution made available in your own countries to purchase coffee is actually rare to find roasters that have been to a coffee farm.  But, solving the…Continue

Tags: origin, rica, costa, farm, coffee

1993 Probat 5 kilo Roasting Package

Started by Joseph Robertson. Last reply by Engine House Coffee Jul 10, 2014. 1 Reply

Who has a Coffee Shop Roasting Business Dream? Well my partner and I had a great ride as a Coffee Roastery / Coffee Shop and Bakery. I'm Retiring Sasquatch Coffee Roasters and want to offer our…Continue

Tags: #, sale, #for, #Probat

Probat p12

Started by ryan orth. Last reply by peter kenny Feb 19, 2014. 2 Replies

Does anyone have any real world experience on the p series? Thinking of buying a p12, but having a hard time finding any performance review.


Started by Tim Larson. Last reply by Tim Larson Jun 20, 2013. 2 Replies

Hey everyone, I purchased a new AMBEX YM-5 second hand. I say it's new because I purchased it still in the crate. I'm hooking it up with the Profile Plus system. I'm having a few issues, so if anyone…Continue

Looking for a resource for valuing used roasting equipment

Started by John Dunn. Last reply by Savvas Kiretsis Nov 29, 2012. 3 Replies

Hi all, I am new to the group, but I am in negotiations to by an existing Coffee Roasting Co., and I am looking for an on line resource for placing a value on the equipment. Sort of a Kelly Blue book…Continue

is there any reference/educational material out there?

Started by Bruce Burman. Last reply by Joseph Robertson Aug 22, 2012. 2 Replies

Hello All, after 6 yrs of operating my shop I made the move to roasting 5 months ago.I have figured out how to get great rusults but I don't really understand what's happening and why.Is there any…Continue

Outbound roasterie sales?

Started by Boquete Mountain Coffee Jul 5, 2012. 0 Replies

Hey there!I'm the sales person for this company and was wondering if anyone had any good tips on outbound sales.It seems finding clients for a newer roaster can be quite challenging for some, so I…Continue

Tags: selling, sales, roasting

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Comment by Zechariah White on March 28, 2010 at 6:39am
I was a little irritated when the roater arrived squeaky- and flithy. Fortunately, I've got a little tinker time available.

I imagine a 15 kilo for 4 thousand WOULD need A LOT to bring it to life. I'm hoping it's a simple adjustment this baby needs to get roasting the way she wants to.
Comment by Joseph Robertson on March 27, 2010 at 9:46pm
Sure glad we could offer some insite. Really nice when machines like roasters do what they are supposed to. I paid a lot of $ for my 1976 Probat 5L. I can depend on it because we got it completely rebuilt with all the upgrades possible. The 1999 Ambex 15 kilo we found on ebay for 4K needed a lot of work to bring it back to life. I finally sold it because I have no time to work on or rebuild these machines myself even though I have the skills to.
Comment by Zechariah White on March 27, 2010 at 9:05pm
Thanks guys. I'll let you know what I discover and I'll [hopefully] be back for more advice. Great tip on cooling time/temp. Thanks. I hope I need it soon.
Comment by Brian Williams on March 27, 2010 at 11:27am
Zech.. the drum may have shifted during transport. Try loosening the shaft screws.. there should be two of them and are alan-key ... then tap tap tap the shaft with a ball peen... try to get the drum to shift forward a little and see if that helps. If you ever get greens in your chaff, this is another sign that the drum may need to be adjusted. And yes.. let the drum cool before killing the power. 150 should be good.
Comment by Joseph Robertson on March 27, 2010 at 8:21am
From the sounds of it you may have more than one problem. Sometimes or quite often the first problem causes a second and so forth till the tool or machine quits. If your drum is not turning it could be because it became so warped and our of round that it bound up and stopped the drive belt from being able to turn it. I have limited experience with my Probat and former Ambex 15 kilo but the drive systems are not that complicated. I was warned by my roasting instructor that if adequate cooling time is not allowed after a roast the drums will warp very easy. I bring my Probat down to 100 degrees F before turning off the unit and fan that runs with the rotating drum. Dig into to it or have a friend with some mechanical experience look at it to see where the bind is or what is preventing it from turning.
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Comment by Zechariah White on March 27, 2010 at 8:04am
Squeaky Ambex:

I recently purchased an Ambex YM 2 machine from Hula Daddy Kona Coffee. When it arrived, it appeared to be in fine condition- it may still be.

The only problem I'm having so far though is a big one.

I noticed when I started up the drum that there was a VERY loud and VERY irritating squeaking sound coming from the back of the machine. Moreover, the drum was not spinning.

I checked the back of the machine and the red leathery chain seemed a bit loose. [How to tighten?] But this didn't seem to be the source of the noise. So, I'm wondering if the drum might be improperly aligned due to shipping or something.

Please advise.
Comment by Tim Gardner on March 26, 2010 at 1:08pm
Have any of you roasted on a Geometrico, Ozturk, ot US Roasters Roaster.
If you have what are the positives and negatives for the machines. I'd appreciate any input you can give me. Thanks.
Comment by Tito Azenga on March 22, 2010 at 5:21am
Hi Roasters,does anyone out there use the Probatone 5 roaster machine,because i have issues with incoming gas pressure and also the display of the digital temp and time not coming on.Anyone with ideas???
Comment by Birgit on November 19, 2009 at 12:29am
Roasting courses in Spain - English Language
We would like to remind you that at beginning of December we have roasting courses in English language due to high demand we had. Become a roaster in three days - basica - advanced - professional. From December the 3rd till the 5th. Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
Visit "Events" to see the contents of the course.

Our trainers speak several languages, therefore we are able to run courses in Spanish, English, German, Norwegian, Swedish..

We kindly invite you to visit our webpage for more information -
Comment by Joseph Plaugher on October 8, 2009 at 9:13am
I know I've seen an equipment classifieds section on here, but I can't seem to find it now. Does anyone know where it is?

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