[Homeroast] building a propane drum roaster

Brian Kamnetz bkamnetz at gmail.com
Tue May 6 16:39:26 CDT 2014


Hi Jim,

I of course read much about your ice-bucket roaster in days gone by, when
the list was quite busy. It was fun to see the photos. I have to say that
it is a very impressive piece of work.

Brian


On Tue, May 6, 2014 at 4:05 PM, Jim De Hoog <jdehoog at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> John,
>
> I built an ice bucket coffee roaster using a stainless steel ice bucket, a
> stainless steel mixing bowl, cut up a stainless steel tray for vains, a
> rotisserie kit and turn it with my cordless drill.  Use an old two burn gas
> grill.  Have a thermo coupler going inside the bucket.  I know there are
> pictures of it on my facebook page.
>
> ________________________________
>  From: John Nordling <john.nordling at gmail.com>
> To: Homeroast Coffee <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 6:26 AM
> 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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