[Homeroast] aluminum for roasting

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Mon Apr 12 10:35:12 CDT 2010


If you maintain the temperature below 800F or so it will be just fine.

john wrote:
> you know, i think i'm just paranoid about certain metals or alloys 
> giving off harmful vapors when heated, galvanized metal for instance.
> 
> you make a good point about typical composition of pots and pans, which 
> is why i turned to the cookie sheet as a possible safe choice.  i just 
> want to make sure since they're not usually intended for such high heat 
> applications.
> 
> -john
> 
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>> Why wouldn't it be safe John. The only issue I could see is whether or 
>> not the sheet is thick enough to hold the heat. Keep in mind that many 
>> commercial pots and pans are significantly made of aluminum (with a 
>> copper base, as aluminum is not th best heat conductor).
>>
>> Dean.
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: "john" <drake.john at sbcglobal.net>
>> Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 09:35:36
>> To: HomeRoast List<homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
>> Subject: [Homeroast] aluminum for roasting
>>
>> does anyone know if aluminum is a safe metal to have in contact with 
>> beans at roast temperatures?  more specifically, i have an aluminum 
>> cookie sheet that i'd like to use as sheet metal for parts in 
>> fabricating a new drum. the drum is cast iron, but i'm thinking of 
>> using the aluminum as an exit door for the beans.
>>
>> however, if that's safe, it's got me thinking about using a turkey 
>> frying pot as a drum.  if it's ok for cookies, is it ok for coffee?  
>> ...would be much higher temperatures.
>>
>> thanks,
>>
>> -john
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