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

g paris pchforever at gmail.com
Thu Apr 29 11:41:19 CDT 2010


Ryan:

Check out
 http://www.homeroasters.org/php/news.php<http://www.homeroasters.org/php/news.php>

we have several threads on local farmers markets and well as thoughts on how
to setup and all.

there has always been information here as well, for sure check the SM Forum.

take pictures if you hit the markets.

ginny
http://www.homeroasters.org/php/news.php


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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