[Homeroast] BBQ roasting in a paint can

kevin creason ckevinj at gmail.com
Mon Jul 7 15:49:40 CDT 2014


Do you have vanes in the can to force the beans to tumble? They may just
slide around and so only get roasted on one side and some beans more so
than others.
On Jul 7, 2014 3:46 PM, "Michael Schinasi" <ms012645 at gmail.com> wrote:

> For many years now i have used an I-roastl; IR 1 then IR-2.  But as a
> result of an enormous power surge in my house the IR 2 is fried.  For the
> moment went back to a popper; OK, not great.  I have no heat control.  so I
> went out and bought an empty quart  paint can cleaned it out thoroughly
> --it comes with an epoxy interior; after putting it on heat and scrubbing a
> bit it is mostly off-- and then drilled holes so it could go on my
> rotisserie.  No vent holes.  Then I used a profil which i think comes from
> SM's: 340/2 min-380 3 mino/ 450 4 min.  The imprecision of the BBQ
> thermostat did not seem to be a problem since the roast proceeded as it
> should.  But when i was finished (just used a couple of handful of beans)
> it was pretty uneven.  Does this characterize BBQ roasting?  Does it have
> to do with speed of the rotiserie?  Any suggests aside from buying a
> Behmoor?
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