[Homeroast] [homeroast] What did you roast for Thanksgiving?

Terry McVay (rr) tmcvay at hawaii.rr.com
Wed Nov 23 13:43:18 CST 2011


Brian, Scott, When I used to roast HG/DB method I would take heavy-duty
aluminum foil and cover the back half of the bowl thinking that it would
keep more heat in.  Seemed to work..  Terry/Kona

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Scott,

I've heard in the past of people using a heat gun as an auxiliary heat
source when roasting over a grill side burner. You might consider a
stainless steel dog bowl over the burner, stirring with one hand and
holding the heat gun in the other. Heat gun temp is regulated by any
adjustment on the gun itself, and by moving the heat gun closer to or
farther from the beans.

I have used a small, cheap Milwaukee heat gun as the solitary heat
source and had no problem roasting half a pound. My usual heat gun is
a Master Appliance 751B and I easily roast a pound with that. (But
it's a beast, weighs nearly 4 pounds.) I would assume that a small,
light weight heat gun as an auxiliary to the side burner would quite
easily roast a pound.

There are other heat gun/dog bowl roasters on this list; maybe they
will contribute their wisdom.

Brian

On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 9:57 AM, Scott Thile <sethile.pipes at gmail.com>
wrote:
> No offense taken, miKe. I'm afraid you'd break down entirely if you saw my
> set up and approach... I've had the start of 1st lined up with yours, with
> at least 3 mins before I hit 2nd, but I lack the confidence in my set up
> and my skills to shoot for anything where I don't at least touch 2nd.
> Otherwise I just don't know where I am. No doubt I'd love your Gera Jimma
> at city/city+ much better than anything I can pull off with it!
>
> At this point I'm limited to a Whirley Pop with a thermometer (more for
> comparison between roasts than accuracy) while using the side burner of my
> outside grill. Had to replace the grill a couple of months ago, and have
> not been happy with a roast since. Still re-calibrating to the new one.
> I've been using this basic set up since I started roasting about a year
> ago. I like roasting larger batches, or I'd be real tempted to get a
Quest.
> I'd really love to find or make something on that level that could roast
> between 1 or 2 lb batches.
>
> Very Thankful to have gotten into roasting, and to have all the excellent
> options from SM and the expertise you all are so happy to share!
>
> Scott
>
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 11:21 PM, miKe mcKoffee <mckona at comcast.net>
wrote:
>
>> Almost cried Gera Jimma even touching 2nd. Gera as on SO shot drum
roasted
>> 430f (city/city+) with start of 1st ~11:30 and ~3:30 start of 1st to end
of
>> roast is like "tasting" the sweet fragance walking in a cherry orchard in
>> full blossom with the buzzing bee's honey finish.
>>
>> No offense intended, to each their own.
>>
>> Slave to the Bean miKe mcKoffee
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