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Topic: Obituary for an Alpenroast, and RK Drums are fun (41 lines)
1) From: Terry Stockdale
One fourth to one half?  That's because you're up north.  Here in Baton 
Rouge, it's still summertime -- today it was 90degrees at 4pm.  My $99 
Charbroil puts out so much heat that mine was mostly minimum to one fourth 
of max.  I spent a lot of time throttled back to minimum.  At one point, I 
even turned off one end of the burner to help bring the temp down.  With my 
old Hottop, I used to read while I roasted.  Now, I watch the temps and 
twiddle the knobs.  It's a lot more fun.
I'm using the 6rpm motor also (BUY THE "premium rotisserie with heavy duty 
motor, not the one with the two-piece rod -- see the RK Drum page on my 
websitehttp://www.terrystockdale.com). I decided to build the motor 
mounting for the 57rpm motor.  I just got my motor.  I absolutely agree on 
the welding gloves (I got 3 pair for $6 at Harbor Freight), the timer (a 
digital watch will work), and the K Probe digital thermometer (I've got the 
one Tom sells).  I also have a big analog dial thermometer -- I like using 
both.
With the K-thermocouple, placement is a little tricky, since the wire is 
very flexible.  I ran mine through about a foot of 1/4" copper tubing 
(icemaker variety), bent it a little, and ran it into the top of the grill 
through one of the 1/4" holes that was already there.  I'm placing the 
thermocouple bead is placed about 1/2" left of the drum at the top of the 
drum.  If you zoom one of the pictures, you can see the tubing sticking in 
through the left side of the grill top.
I've also added more to the Coffee section of the site, so feel free to 
poke around.  Click on a Google ad if one interests you.
Terry
At 09:49 PM 10/3/2004, Les wrote:
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Terry Stockdale --  Baton Rouge, LA
    http://www.terrystockdale.com


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