[Homeroast] aluminum for roasting

Bruce Garley bsgarley.public at gmail.com
Mon Apr 12 10:52:05 CDT 2010


I thought Whirly gigs were aluminum?

Bruce Garley

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Subject: Re: [Homeroast] aluminum for roasting


>I am certainly no chemist or metals expert, however still seems ok to me, 
>given I have some aluminum pots which I used to use for roasting on direct 
>gas stove fires, without any ill effect.
>
> Makes sense though to fire it up once to burn off any glaze or covering 
> that may be present.
>
> Dean.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: "john" <drake.john at sbcglobal.net>
> Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 10:21:37
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] aluminum for roasting
>
> 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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