[Homeroast] aluminum for roasting

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The single greatest source of aluminum on a daily basis is through the use of antiperspirants. Also tums and rolaids. Much higher than anything used in a dry pan. 
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-----Original Message-----
From: cherry carter <theravensroost at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 09:24:38 
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Subject: Re: [Homeroast] aluminum for roasting

But the ill effects may not be noticed for decades. Please read, "Slow Death
by Rubber Duck." This is a study by Canadian researchers who looked into the
potential problems of many everyday things that have become a part of our
lives.
I am still looking for an all stainless steel electric teakettle. So far
they are nonexistent because the manufacturers seem to include a bit of
plastic here or there. Plastic and heat do not react well with our bodies.
Cherry Carter
On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 9:16 AM, Tom Ulmer <tom at transtate.us> wrote:

> For a year or so I used an aluminum WhirlyPop to roast. Besides third eye
> development I've noticed no ill effects.
>
> I believe there was news a few years ago which attempted a correlation of
> aluminum levels in the body to Alzheimer's disease.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On Behalf Of john
> Sent: Monday, April 12, 2010 10:36 AM
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> 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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