[Homeroast] RK DRUM- 4 OR 6 LB.?

Joseph Robertson theotherjo at gmail.com
Thu Apr 29 10:09:37 CDT 2010


I wish he sold the drums too.
Joe

On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 8:08 AM, Joseph Robertson <theotherjo at gmail.com>wrote:

> Ryan,
> Go for it. The drum system is not that costly and Tom of course has some
> killer beans. I can tell you with out a doubt if you wait too long you'll
> never get a round to it. I will never tell you roasting coffee is a piece of
> cake but it gets harder when you never start.
> Joe
>
>   On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 8:01 AM, Ryan M. Ward <
> silvercro_magnon at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> Man, that is so cool. I would love to do something like roasting at
>> farmer's market. (I have to get out of the neophyte stage first though- I am
>> still a newb). That would be a hit in our county too. Our farmer's markets
>> are pretty big.
>>
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>> > Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 07:50:33 -0700
>> > From: theotherjo at gmail.com
>> > To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
>>  > Subject: Re: [Homeroast] RK DRUM- 4 OR 6 LB.?
>> >
>> > Gin,
>> > Farmers Markets and county fairs must be fun with the RK. What a nice
>> way to
>> > expose folks to Home Roasting. The smell alone would pull me away from
>> the
>> > cotton candy and caramel corn booth.
>> > Joe
>> >
>> > On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 7:35 AM, g paris <pchforever at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > > Bob:
>> > >
>> > > Great points. I have an original RK  #33 and it is great. Even when I
>> go
>> > > the
>> > > the local farmers markets it is large enough to roast for people to
>> take
>> > > away to have continually just roasted beans and of course show of the
>> > > roasting process.
>> > >
>> > > ginny
>> > >
>> > > On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 8:53 PM, Bob <vegas89014 at cox.net> wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > Randy,
>> > > >
>> > > > Have been roasting with the smaller RK drum for 4 years now and will
>> give
>> > > > you some contrarian advice. I quickly learned that if you wanted to
>> truly
>> > > do
>> > > > more than brown beans, to develop profiles that are repeatable, the
>> > > capacity
>> > > > of the drum is 1 lb. Any more and the need for heat(and my three
>> burner
>> > > has
>> > > > plenty) results in a very quick interval between 1st and 2-basically
>> a
>> > > > runaway roast.
>> > > >
>> > > > People who have never had fresh roasted coffee will still be amazed
>> by
>> > > the
>> > > > taste, but in my opinion you cannot get close to the potential of
>> the
>> > > beans
>> > > > offered to us here if you go anywhere close to the advertised
>> capacity.
>> > > >
>> > > > I love my RK drum--built like a tank, looks like a work of art--and
>> it
>> > > will
>> > > > roast 4, or 6, pounds. The question is, How well?
>> > > >
>> > > > Bob in Vegas
>> > > > ----- Original Message ----- From: "g paris" <pchforever at gmail.com>
>> > > > To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for
>> this
>> > > > list,available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html" <
>> > > > homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
>> > > > Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 7:13 PM
>> > > > Subject: Re: [Homeroast] RK DRUM- 4 OR 6 LB.?
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > >  Randy:
>> > > >>
>> > > >> ya gotta go big if you can because you will want the room some day
>> and
>> > > it
>> > > >> gives
>> > > >> you that extra room to play with...
>> > > >>
>> > > >> smaller batch but larger drum will change the outcome so you will
>> > > actually
>> > > >> save yourself a learning curve!!
>> > > >>
>> > > >> ginny
>> > > >>
>> > > >>
>> > > >>
>> > > >> On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 6:36 PM, Randy Panduren <
>> fenster88 at gmail.com>
>> > > >> wrote:
>> > > >>
>> > > >>  I like the way you think! <grin>
>> > > >>>
>> > > >>> Thanks for the sound advice. You are right of course, better to
>> have
>> > > too
>> > > >>> much capacity and not use it, than to not have enough!
>> > > >>>
>> > > >>> Randy
>> > > >>>
>> > > >>> On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 9:00 PM, g paris <pchforever at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > > >>>
>> > > >>> > Randy:
>> > > >>> >
>> > > >>> > kind of a no brain'r,
>> > > >>> >
>> > > >>> > get the biggest you can because with ONLY 4 pounds you will
>> curse
>> > > >>> > yourself for not getting the 6 pound'r
>> > > >>> >
>> > > >>> > go for it, you do not need an excuse to go for BIG pounds.
>> > > >>> >
>> > > >>> > next week you will want and really need a 12 kilo
>> > > >>> >
>> > > >>> > you go guy?1
>> > > >>> >
>> > > >>> > ginny
>> > > >>> >
>> > > >>> >
>> > > >>> >
>> > > >>> > On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 3:57 PM, Randy Panduren <
>> fenster88 at gmail.com
>> > > >
>> > > >>> > wrote:
>> > > >>> >
>> > > >>> > > Posted this on the forum, thought I would drop it here too...
>> > > >>> > >
>> > > >>> > >
>> > > >>> > > Hi,
>> > > >>> > >
>> > > >>> > > I'm preparing to build a RK drum/gas grill roaster. I have a
>> new >
>> > > >
>> > > >>> grill
>> > > >>> > with
>> > > >>> > > sufficient specs to handle a 6 lb. RK drum. In the future I
>> may
>> > > need
>> > > >>> the
>> > > >>> > 6
>> > > >>> > > lb. capacity, as my roasting for friends and family continues
>> to >
>> > > >
>> > > >>> grow.
>> > > >>> > > However, for the time being I will probably stick to 1-3 pound
>> > >
>> > > >>> roasts.
>> > > >>> > >
>> > > >>> > > The drum manufacturer informed me that the 6 lb. drum will
>> perform
>> > > >
>> > > >>> > well
>> > > >>> > > with
>> > > >>> > > small batch sizes, down to 1 lb. However, it seems like the
>> > > majority
>> > > >>> > > of
>> > > >>> > > folks go with the 4 lb. drum. I'm wondering if I am better off
>> with
>> > > >
>> > > >>> > the
>> > > >>> 4
>> > > >>> > > lb. drum for now, and upgrading to the 6 lb. drum if and when
>> I
>> > > need
>> > > >>> the
>> > > >>> > > extra capacity? Or should I just go for the 6 now?
>> > > >>> > >
>> > > >>> > > Any advice from other RK drum users would be appreciated.
>> > > >>> > >
>> > > >>> > > Thanks
>> > > >>> > > fenster88
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