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Hi all,

 

I've been in touch with the producers of the A1 Bullet and they are hoping to get CE approval by end of Summer/Fall... so I wouldn't hold your breath but hopefully they'll nail it and we'll be able to buy these roasters within the EU soon and avoid the heavy import/VAT costs, etc.

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Good luck with that...It's going to cost you £2400-£2500 - unless you get lucky. But the latest batch seems to be suffering quite a few issues, been following it on Facebook - I've no doubt the Allio will address each individual's issues.

 

But I've decided on another route now.

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Small update on my x2 bullets. Aillio have recently released an updated IR bean temp sensor, which directly reads the temp of the beans in real time in the drum. It was easy to fit and now I'm trying to rebuild my portolio of roast profiles for the new sensor. They have also released a new version of Roastime (free) which now links to 'Roast World' where other people can look up bean types / Roast profiles and with a click of your mouse start the roaster with that profile. Where I hope the new sensor and software will be better (for me) is near perfect transfer of profiles between my x2 machines (maybe soon x3), so they roast exactly as each other. The old sensor I found got less acurate with age, so I hope this fixes this issue. Otherwise the roasters are still going strong, 3 years later and prob at least a couple of tons through them. Cheers

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i have two machines, the 1st version and the latest V2 version (on the ship right now). im excited by the V2 but to be honest i think that the V1 is so good that even a marginal improvement around the edges will be amazing. 

currently im around 1000lbs of green through the V1 with zero issues. yes i have to clean the sensor but its a pretty easy job. 

i would say that if you can get your hands on one then grab it. you will not be disappointed 

 

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On 31/10/2019 at 19:34, SamB said:

i have two machines, the 1st version and the latest V2 version (on the ship right now). im excited by the V2 but to be honest i think that the V1 is so good that even a marginal improvement around the edges will be amazing. 

currently im around 1000lbs of green through the V1 with zero issues. yes i have to clean the sensor but its a pretty easy job. 

i would say that if you can get your hands on one then grab it. you will not be disappointed 

 

Hi Sam

I've updated my 1st Bullet to the new V2 IR sensor & so far so good. It seems much more stable than the V1 sensor & you also don't need to clean the glass (major plus) I now have x3 bullets and I hope that once I'm happy with roasttime V2 It will be another level of consistancy when I share the same roast profiles with the other machines. Let me know how you get on, would be interested.

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@SamB I would be interested to know how much the V2 set you back, including import duty/VAT if you are willing to share?

 

thanks Guy

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wells its a little different for me as i travel a lot between america and the UK. so i actually purchased it to be delivered to the states and then i will bring it over on the plane (its under 50lbs and is well packed). 

 

anyway i paid $2900 US with shipping for the version 2 at 200-250V. so no import taxes. it would have been cheaper to get the 110V USA version (selling for ~$2750) but i really wanted the higher voltage. 

 

i know this doesnt really help you in you understanding of VAT etc but the machine is that good that i have one (110V) in USA and one (220V) in the UK. if you every want to try it i live in Aberdeen.  

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