[Homeroast] building a propane drum roaster

Brian Kamnetz bkamnetz at gmail.com
Tue May 6 12:03:52 CDT 2014


Here's another discussion from the list years ago:

http://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/Topic17503.htm

It talks about building a roasting drum.

Brian



On Tue, May 6, 2014 at 11:55 AM, Brian Kamnetz <bkamnetz at gmail.com> wrote:

> There are quite a few old list discussions on Ron's drums in the list
> archives. Here is one:
>
> http://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/Topic8498.htm
>
> Anyone interested in using a gas grill for roasting would do well to sift
> through these archives. They discussed BTUs necessary for certain sized
> loads, etc. I can't remember the details and don't have time to do the
> searches myself, but I think it would pay off to look.
>
> Brian
>
>
> On Tue, May 6, 2014 at 11:27 AM, Greg Kerns <gregjkerns at hotmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Take a look at RK Drums, cannot remember if I saw this in Roast or on the
>> SM
>> site.  I am getting a Weber propane soon with rotisserie, but cannot
>> decide
>> if I want to do this or not.  Currently using a fresh roast 500 which
>> seems
>> to do the job pretty well.
>>
>> http://www.rkdrums.com/index.php/en/
>>
>> Greg
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Homeroast [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
>> Behalf Of John Nordling
>> Sent: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 7:27 AM
>> To: Homeroast Coffee; Homeroast Coffee
>> Subject: [Homeroast] building a propane drum roaster
>>
>> I'm starting to think about building myself a drum roaster.  My
>> preliminary
>> plan is to get ahold of a propane grill, and then use a rotisserie motor
>> to
>> drive the drum.  The upside of this is that many grills come already
>> engineered for this sort of drive setup, so it shouldn't be terribly hard
>> to
>> adapt the grill to this use.
>>
>> I'll need to either build or buy a drum.  I have an old friend who is a
>> retired welder, and I think he and I could adapt something to make a
>> serviceable drum (a couple metal colanders with some fins welded or bolted
>> in might do the job - otherwise, there must be internet sources for this
>> sort of thing).
>>
>> Any tips, ideas or "watch outs" that I should be aware of?  I'm sure this
>> has been done before, so "standing on the shoulders of giants" would
>> certainly apply here.
>>
>> thanks in advance,
>>
>> John
>> ~~
>> "Can't believe how strange it is to be anything at all."   Neutral Milk
>> Hotel, *In the Aeroplane Over the Sea*
>>
>> Email:  john.nordling at gmail.com
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