[Homeroast] aluminum for roasting

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Mon Apr 12 16:36:13 CDT 2010


Ever look into the aluminum boiler on your espresso machine?

Joseph Robertson wrote:
>  I remember the, what I think was inconclusive studies on this. Technically
> speaking I believe Al is considered a heavy metal even though it sounds like
> an oxymoron. If the metal can enter my system through what ever method. I
> will steer around using it. Remember the stove top little espresso makers?
> They used to be made only of Al. Now many from Italy are Stainless.
> Although the Al ones are still sold. I used to look down inside at the
> decaying Al that looked like an oxidizing mineral decaying soup. Never will
> I go back to and consume any amount of that questionable stuff. Give me good
> Ole cast iron or stainless.
> Nice for building some things not food related.
> Don't mind my rambling memories. Give me a good cup of Joe and who knows
> what I will ramble on about.????????????? ;)
> 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
>> To: HomeRoast List
>> 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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