[Homeroast] Larger-than-250g roaster? (was: Quest M3)

Mike Koenig koenig.mike at gmail.com
Wed Dec 8 10:05:27 CST 2010

This was the problem I had when I attempted a homebrew grill drum.  Airflow
in the grill was highly dependent upon the wind,  and control was difficult
due to the thermal mass of the grill making quick temperature changes rather

I think if I wanted to hack my grill, I could have dealt with the issue, but
it was also a shared food grill, so I got a HotTop.


On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 10:36 AM, Hank Perkins <hankperkins at gmail.com> wrote:

> I looked at the RK Drum / Gas Grill seriously a year ago.  The big
> concern I had here was repeatability.
> As a general rule, with this type roaster, you roast outside in
> variable wind and temperature conditions with a roaster that without
> some serious engineering/modifications is susceptible to  the effect
> of these environmental changes.  I never was able to resolve concerns
> I had about roast repeatability with this type of set up.  Bringing
> this type of roaster into an environment where you can control wind
> and temp defeats the point of an affordable, higher volume roaster.
> As a result I eliminated this as a choice for my needs.
> I believe that to roast more than a pound at a time requires 220v at
> higher amperage's (think dryer) or a gas driven roaster.  There are
> some fluid bed roaster designs out there that you can build that will
> do a pound or more using a 220v circuit. But, consider this 220v is
> serious, dangerous power that will kill you.  I believe this is one
> reason we don't see this type of roaster on the market.
> Hank

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