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« Reply #50 on: 30/10/2011, 04:51 PM »
Should the mods just delete all the replies on this topic, make it a sticky, and edit the original post content to 'Yes.'?

In my defense, i have not yet acquired the KKTO, so i was making enquiries about this roaster.
I have 3 other roasters in my stable, so i did ask myself the question, "Do I Need A KKTO?"

With the help of these wonderful people on this forum, they helped me to decide, and that is Yes! I do need a KKTO.
Not just because of another roaster in the ever growing stable, but for the search of a better cup.

Why delete these replies?

We spent a good part of our time putting words and thoughts together to support and help each other in this community.

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« Reply #51 on: 30/10/2011, 05:49 PM »
Excellent news fellow roasters
I am very pleased that everyone is getting good results from the KKTO design

It has been a great success with many happy users around the world 
I still answer several emails per day helping someone out with a DIY problem

Most of you may know that I have 20+ design variations to the theme
I have been entertaining the idea of a new model that is not a kit
Recently I have combined all the best aspects of the many design variations and put them down to paper

Next step is to get a cost to produce and if all the stars align I may proceed 
I need to seek advice on -- at what price point it will break the camels back

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« Reply #52 on: 30/10/2011, 11:05 PM »
Excellent news fellow roasters
I am very pleased that everyone is getting good results from the KKTO design

It has been a great success with many happy users around the world 
I still answer several emails per day helping someone out with a DIY problem

Most of you may know that I have 20+ design variations to the theme
I have been entertaining the idea of a new model that is not a kit
Recently I have combined all the best aspects of the many design variations and put them down to paper

Next step is to get a cost to produce and if all the stars align I may proceed 
I need to seek advice on -- at what price point it will break the camels back

KK

Wow.  Very exciting times indeed!  What batch size would the new model run to? 
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« Reply #53 on: 30/10/2011, 11:30 PM »
Wow.  Very exciting times indeed!  What batch size would the new model run to?

Same as now
But with greater heat stability & retention control
Isn't 700 grams enough with the possibility of 1 Kg  ;)

To roast a greater weight
I need to have the TO specially made for me & that will involve a minimum order of 1000 units
Plus extra costs to have it made with a plug and play profile control

Anybody with large deep pockets or an electronic guru care to help out  ;D

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« Reply #54 on: 31/10/2011, 05:03 PM »
Same as now
But with greater heat stability & retention control
Isn't 700 grams enough with the possibility of 1 Kg  ;)

To roast a greater weight
I need to have the TO specially made for me & that will involve a minimum order of 1000 units
Plus extra costs to have it made with a plug and play profile control

Anybody with large deep pockets or an electronic guru care to help out  ;D

KK


I'm thinking a theme and variation: a cement truck with a jet engine aimed at it. Roast capacity of 1.5 tons and ultimate bragging rights... What could possibly go wrong?
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« Reply #55 on: 31/10/2011, 05:26 PM »
Well you'd need to get the agitation blades right.  ;)
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« Reply #56 on: 31/10/2011, 07:14 PM »
Borat where did you get the braided probe from?  That might have been my issue...

I might revisit the whole DMM thing again.

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« Reply #57 on: 31/10/2011, 10:45 PM »
Unless it was arranged.  Then you're not allowed to see, smell or hear until it's too late.

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« Reply #58 on: 01/11/2011, 07:56 AM »
Unless it was arranged.  Then you're not allowed to see, smell or hear until it's too late.

 :rofl: Gold!
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« Reply #59 on: 09/01/2012, 09:17 PM »
A question for all you KKTO owners and I am sure it's probably been asked before: how do you clean the TO lid? Will mild soapy water cut it or should I use some of the E61 cleaning powder that Matt ever so kindly gave me with my cup order?
I want to write a review on it and need to take some pics but I want the KKTO looking it's best and it'd be handy to see what's going on inside again :)
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« Reply #60 on: 09/01/2012, 09:40 PM »
A question for all you KKTO owners and I am sure it's probably been asked before: how do you clean the TO lid? Will mild soapy water cut it or should I use some of the E61 cleaning powder that Matt ever so kindly gave me with my cup order?
I want to write a review on it and need to take some pics but I want the KKTO looking it's best and it'd be handy to see what's going on inside again :)

Use rinsing water with care
I use back-flush powder and a partially wet not scratch scourer sponge

Take care not to squeeze water in the TO electronics
Rub gently on the glass keeping the TO at a downward angle as a precaution
Wipe off access with a wet cloth several times and rinsing off soap/chemical from cloth as needed until gleaming

If you have a steady hand you can rinse under a slow running tap again keeping the TO at a downward angle then finish off with a cloth

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« Reply #61 on: 09/01/2012, 09:43 PM »
Thanks KK, I'll just roll up the sleeves and give it a go. I'll try the espresso machine cleaner from E61, some hot water and lots of elbow grease. I won't be using it for another 5 days so it will have plenty of time to dry out.
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« Reply #62 on: 09/01/2012, 09:50 PM »
Thanks KK, I'll just roll up the sleeves and give it a go. I'll try the espresso machine cleaner from E61, some hot water and lots of elbow grease. I won't be using it for another 5 days so it will have plenty of time to dry out.

It actually comes off & cleans very easily and it only takes about 10 minutes  :thumb:

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« Reply #63 on: 09/01/2012, 10:33 PM »
Hmm, maybe you clean yours more regularly or you use a stronger solution with the cafetto because I just spent 15 minutes in a 2 inch squared section of the glass and could still see brown staining. Never fear though - a small dab of selleys blue-gel oven cleaner and it was as easy as wipe on, wipe off. Next, a quick rinse with espresso cleaner solution that was still in the sink and dry with paper towel. I'll make sure I do a 1/2 hour emprty roast to cook off any remnants before roasting in it next weekend.  :thumb:
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« Reply #64 on: 27/03/2012, 01:57 PM »
Question re small batches.
I tried doing a test run without heat of 100gm PNG Robusta and found that the agitator blade just pushed the beans around without them even turning over ie, they stayed in same position but slid along the bottom. What mods are out there for the agotator blade to make it get under the beans and turn them over? Anyone else found a solution for agitating small batches?
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« Reply #65 on: 27/03/2012, 05:06 PM »
Question re small batches.
I tried doing a test run without heat of 100gm PNG Robusta and found that the agitator blade just pushed the beans around without them even turning over ie, they stayed in same position but slid along the bottom. What mods are out there for the agotator blade to make it get under the beans and turn them over? Anyone else found a solution for agitating small batches?

Have you tried a bulldog clip?
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« Reply #66 on: 27/03/2012, 09:11 PM »
No I haven't, yet. I reckon I'd need at least a few of them on each blade of the agitator to get the needed coverage and can't really see how they would get under the beans to aid in turning them over. I'll buy a box tomorrow and try on the weekend I guess but I don't think it will work for what I am experiencing, but you never know 'til you try right ;)
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« Reply #67 on: 27/03/2012, 11:33 PM »
I know that Lacehim posted a photo and results of to dog clip mod but can't find it

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