[Homeroast] building a propane drum roaster

Terry Mcvay tmcvay at BahaiHawaii.org
Mon May 12 17:57:06 CDT 2014


Brian, thanks for linking back to that old discussion thread.. it was
a wonderful pause on memory lane.. Terry (formerly of Kona and a 
grateful RK drummer)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Homeroast [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com]
> On Behalf Of Brian Kamnetz
> Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2014 10:04 AM
> To: A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] building a propane drum roaster
> 
> 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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