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Topic: more on turbo crazy (3 msgs / 80 lines)
1) From: petzul
This coffee roasting is so much fun.
Now comes another item from the thrift store.
A Pillsbury automatic mixing bowl!
I have never seen this item anywhere else, but this is the deal. Picture 
a plastic mixing bowl like would go on your kitchen aid mixer, instead 
it has a mixer driven through a hole in the bottom!
No kidding!
It sits on a base and the base rotates a mixer (what else!) that kinda 
scrapes the sides of the bowl. The problem is it is plastic. Guess it 
may melt if I roast in it... however... (maybe I will try it)
The mixer base it sits on  is nice. It has one speed, about 40 RPM I 
would guess. This just has a square hole in it about 3/8 inch on a side. 
Now, this could drive a shaft, that could stick up through a properly 
drilled hole in the bottom of a GG (or some such ) glass Turbo oven.
Voila! A way to be Turbo Crazy, and mix and also see the beans you are 
cookin :)
Now the oven may be a bit big, so why not get a cake pan the right size, 
and suspend it (or support it) just the right distance below the heater 
blower thingie, with the mixer shaft coming up through the cake pan and 
connecting onto the stirrer within.
Good thing my Poppery roasts so fine. Just did another 180 GR of Tom's 
French Roast Blend. Charlotte likes that as well as Harrar! I really 
need a backup during all the experimenting. One does need good coffee no 
matter the outcome.
PeterZ
There is so many options I just do not know which way to go, here in LHC.

2) From: petzul
This coffee roasting is so much fun.
Now comes another item from the thrift store.
A Pillsbury automatic mixing bowl!
I have never seen this item anywhere else, but this is the deal. Picture 
a plastic mixing bowl like would go on your kitchen aid mixer, instead 
it has a mixer driven through a hole in the bottom!
No kidding!
It sits on a base and the base rotates a mixer (what else!) that kinda 
scrapes the sides of the bowl. The problem is it is plastic. Guess it 
may melt if I roast in it... however... (maybe I will try it)
The mixer base it sits on  is nice. It has one speed, about 40 RPM I 
would guess. This just has a square hole in it about 3/8 inch on a side. 
Now, this could drive a shaft, that could stick up through a properly 
drilled hole in the bottom of a GG (or some such ) glass Turbo oven.
Voila! A way to be Turbo Crazy, and mix and also see the beans you are 
cookin :)
Now the oven may be a bit big, so why not get a cake pan the right size, 
and suspend it (or support it) just the right distance below the heater 
blower thingie, with the mixer shaft coming up through the cake pan and 
connecting onto the stirrer within.
Good thing my Poppery roasts so fine. Just did another 180 GR of Tom's 
French Roast Blend. Charlotte likes that as well as Harrar! I really 
need a backup during all the experimenting. One does need good coffee no 
matter the outcome.
PeterZ
There is so many options I just do not know which way to go, here in LHC.

3) From: Jared Andersson
Nice find Peter and good luck making it work.  I look forward to
future progress.    I have been looking for a stand mixer at the
thrift stores to use in my heatgun roasting.  I am far too lazy to
stir for fifteen minutes when I could be drinking beer.  Jared
On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 20:30:10 -0700, petzul  wrote:
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