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Topic: my dream roaster (10 msgs / 174 lines)
1) From: Richard Weinberg
a drum at 4oz (100g),heated by 1lb propane can (low preser), motor (fan and 
drum ) 12vdc [11.8-13.2];light,portable,and grid free 
richard

2) From: R.N.Kyle
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I believe it would be easy to do and the table top gas grill that uses a
camp style propane canister( screw on) would do the trick, They also make a
table top electric that may do the job with a small capacity drum (1/4lb)
I saw both these grills at Wal-Mart, but can remember the brand name.
RK

3) From: Michael Vanecek
In "Home Coffee Roasting" by Kenneth Davids, there is described a little 
roaster similar to yours that uses a spirit lamp and alcohol and a glass 
drum (tho I wouldn't mind a stainless drum). I think a little creativity 
with this:http://www.homeroaster.com/tinydrum.htmland a stand with a spirit lamp 
may be just the ticket... Motorized optional - but a couple of D-cells 
could even work - or a little 9-volt - but that's not entirely 
grid-free, is it - non-renewable. Perhaps a spring-wound geared motor 
that rotates it for the 15-20 minutes or so...
Cheers,
Mike
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4) From: AlChemist John
I have considered the same thing.  Mine is 8 oz  thought.  4 is just to 
little for me (and for the work to build it).
Have you considered building one?
Sometime around 15:54 12/16/2004, Richard Weinberg typed:
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John Nanci 
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.dreamsandbones.net/blog/http://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

5) From: HeatGunRoast heatgunroast
An elegant quest, but maybe a more direct, lower tech way to
accomplish what I'm guessing you are after:  an outdoor roaster to get
you by when camping (?).  I can't imagine being too concerned with the
dubtle differences of roast quality you'd get from drum or other
method. I'd opt for a very small cast iron pot over a propane flame. 
Possibly direct flame from the cannister using a diffuser or flame
spreader.  Can't weigh much more than your invention.  4 oz beans +
heat.  Stir until done. Should take 10 minutes +/-         :o)
Martin
On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 18:54:37 -0500, Richard Weinberg
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6) From: AlChemist John
On my side,the quest and roaster is what I would be trying to accomplish - 
not the roasted coffee.  So for me, that does not work.
Sometime around 11:36 12/17/2004, HeatGunRoast heatgunroast typed:
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John Nanci 
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.dreamsandbones.net/blog/http://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

7) From: Richard Weinberg
sailing; yes ,i have a sm cast iron pot              richard       ps sorry 
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8) From: Richard Weinberg
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4oz=1pt=1/2week; don't have way to get the metalwork done            =
richard

9) From: HeatGunRoast heatgunroast
Yep.  I'll by that. I'm just one who quests for the simple and direct.
(My kids would dispute that!)   Here's a rule of thumb I've carried in
my psyche for a good many years--on the difference between
"creativity" and "novelty":
"Creativity, when we see it, makes us wonder how we missed it all our
lives.  Novelty, when we see it, makes us wonder by what perversity it
was ever found."  Of course one roaster's creativity can be another's
perversity.  This, from the dogbowl guy.   :o)
Martin
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10) From: AlChemist John
Using those definitions, I want (to build, discover) a "creative 
inexpensive drum roaster".
Sometime around 20:07 12/18/2004, HeatGunRoast heatgunroast typed:
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John Nanci 
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.dreamsandbones.net/blog/http://www.chocolatealchemy.com/


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