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Topic: BBQ Grill Roasting Drum Shape (9 msgs / 219 lines)
1) From: Jim De Hoog
I am wondering if anyone has used a rectangle shaped drum to roast with and what kind of results you have had.  I am building a bbq grill roaster and have not been able to find materials to build a round drum, but have found some itmes that would make a rounded rectangle drum.  Thought I would question the roaster who always have an idea.
   
  Jim De Hoog
   

2) From: Brett Mason
Hi Jim,
Here's where I came up with a Stainless Steel Drum.http://www.lnt.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1763595&cp=1331604.17728=89&view=all&parentPage=family
Removed non-SS parts
Used SS Rivets and SS "L" brackets as vanes inside
Cost me $9.99 plus rivets and brackets
Dremel tool cut a door, used a brass hinge.  Next time will go wit
funnels, no door...
Brett
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3) From: Aaron Peterson
On 4/10/06, Jim De Hoog  wrote:
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I found someone on ebay who fabricated a SS drum for me for ~$90. 
Email me off list if that interests you and I'll hook you up with him.
 He said he'd be interested in making more.  I've also been doing some
research to find motors, SS shafts to use as a rotisserie spit, etc. 
I haven't completed my drum/grill roaster yet, but I think I've
figured out what most of the parts need to be.  Perhaps you can even
help me figure out the rest :-)
Aaron Peterson
Versailles, KY
Aaron Peterson
Versailles, KY

4) From: Ed Needham
There are a ton of those type waste cans out there.  Solid ones seem fairly 
easy to find in a number of configurations.  The best I've found so far is a 
stainless canister from Wal-Mart with an easily removable clear plastic lid 
and wire clasp.  It leaves a perfect stainless canister 8" diameter and 8" 
tall.
The perfed ones with holes small enough to roast the tiny beans (5/32" or 
less) are hard to find, but the perforations are not necessary.  I just like 
the roasting characteristics and the way a lot of the chaff falls through 
the holes.
The last really great perfed one I found had no name on it and the store 
manager said it was an odd lot buyout from another kitchen store, and she 
had no idea who the manufacturer was.  It was absolutely perfect though and 
made a wonderful roasting drum for $25 and some work.
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5) From: Tom Bellhouse
Ed, wouldn't one of these do pretty well?  Vanes could be added easily.
Not sure of the price because I haven't called them yet.http://www.finishing.com/autotech/baskets/index.htmlTom in GA

6) From: Ed Needham
I'd say it's almost a ready made roaster.  Now the shock will probably come 
when we get a price list.  Some of that specialty stuff is pricy, but we at 
least should ask.
Good find!
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Ed Needham®
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7) From: Justin Marquez
On 4/20/06, Ed Needham  wrote:
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Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (Snyder, TX)

8) From: Ed Needham
Oooooh...12" diameter is a bit large, but it will probably fit with some 
pushing and shoving.
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Ed Needham®
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9) From: raymanowen
I don't know the configuration, but there's a drum at:
<http://www.coffeeroastersclub.net/servlet/the-28/COFFEE-ROASTER-KIT-barbecu=e/Detail
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It looks riveted- I can only imagine it falling apart during a roast. It's
cheap, but the price may be too high, nevertheless.
The basket @ linens + things is 5L. The RKDrum is 600 cubic inches, or abou=
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10L.
You could bayonet or buckle two of the L+T baskets together for 10L, but
they'd be very light, compared to the RKD. Instead of paddlewheel vanes,
which would merely dump the beans through the Not-particularly-Heated
interior airmass, you could cut and thread some S/S studs.
Use S/S drillrod to put longitudinal studs in the drum at the circumference=
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You pick the number of studs you want. The more time the beans spend in
contact with the smooth hot drum surface instead of falling through the air=
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the more heat they pick up.
No matter what the roast size, the studs would continually exchange the
beans as the drum rotates. Six-inch high vanes are obscenities. You're not
making ice cream.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
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