ELECTRIC ROASTING VS. FLAME ROASTING:
Conventional soybean roasters use natural gas to make a
flame that the beans go through. The problem is that the hot flame can scorch
the beans, which reduces feed value, not to mention that the hot flame can
cause the beans to catch on fire once they’re inside the bin.
Our electric-powered soybean roaster solves the problem by
using hot oil inside an enclosed chamber to “cook” the beans. The unit is
completely automatic. It represents a unique new concept in
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The 32-foot long stainless steel machine has a totally
different design from conventional roasters. It’s built in two tubular
sections. A 14-in. diameter tube with an auger inside it extends the length of the
unit. The first 20 ft. of the tube is surrounded by a 20-in. diameter heating
chamber tube that holds up to 165 gallons of oil and has four electric heating
elements along its bottom. 6000 pounds every 24 hrs.
thick layer of fiberglass around the tube helps retain the heat from the oil,
which is transferred to the beans.
The unit is equipped with a hopper at one end and tilts up
at an angle to a 7-ft. height at the far end. Beans are continuously fed from
the hopper and stay in the tube for about 1 ˝ hours. The auger then unloads them into a pile at the
exit end of the machine.
It produces evenly cooked beans. It continuously feeds beans in so you don’t have to watch it at
all. It will run by itself for 24 hours
a day, seven days a week. You can use a loader to take the roasted beans away
once a day.
Conventional roasters can cook more beans per day but not
with the same quality because they always scorch some of the beans, which
spoils the feed value. If the beans don’t get properly cooled, there’s the
potential for a fire in the flame-roasted units.
Roasting soybeans increases their nutritional value because
the fat is left in the beans. The University of Wisconsin has tested this
machine for over a year with good results. They found that it will roast 6,000
pounds every 24 hours which is enough for a herd of 1,000 to 2,000 milk cows.
Their model is equipped with a crusher that also crushes the beans as they come
out of the machine.
The auger flighting is covered by Teflon to prevent any
steel shavings in the feed. The unit is also equipped with an adjustable
So, if you demand the very best, please consider this new unique
electric roaster. It’s been proven and tested for years at a government forage
center. Also, reports from a testing
lab confirm the quality achieved with this roaster. To view one of the test reports from Dairyland Laboratories, Inc. click here. Moisture content – crude protein – in
addition to an optimum PDI value – and a properly heated, processed soybean
will have an increased activity (pH unit rise) of less than .02.
Our electric-powered soybean roaster evenly and perfectly
roasts throughout, due to the tumbling process. This unique new concept is
better than any other system of roasting on the market today.
us for more information. We also have names of customers
who could provide you with their input on our roaster. Contact us today.
Dilts-Wetzel Manufacturing Co.
2501 W. Washington Rd.
Ithaca, MI 48847