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Topic: Burnt Offerings in the new home built drum roaster (5 msgs / 70 lines)
1) From: Jim De Hoog
It is the night for burnt offerings.  I tried out my new drum roaster, a SS single walled ice bucket from the Thrift store for $5 for the body,  $1- 2 quart SS mixing bowl to enclose the bucket with a hole cut out on the bottom, and vains cut from a SS plater for $3 from the Thrift store. Turned by a too slow rotissorie motor on a donated 2 burner Char Broil grill.  A 1# of Honduran COE went up in smoke after 20 minutes.  It took 17 to get to first crack.  Learned that I need to start out a little hotter.  But it has been a lot of fun tweaking and building.
   
  Jim De Hoog

2) From: Brett Mason
Pix Jim, Pix, It's part of the condition, We Need Pix...
Brett
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3) From: Don Cummings
Are there holes in the drum, like most drum roasters I see, or can this be
done without the perforations?
Do you have a temp probe integrated?
17 minutes to first crack then only 3 to charcoal?  I did a roast earlier
today (Gayo Mountain) with an almost nonexistent 1st crack. Literally 4 or =
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cracks then nothing until 2nd. This was a first for me. If I wasn't looking
at the beans the whole time I might have mistaken 2nd for 1st.
Like Brett said, we need pix. I'm looking for ideas on how to build a drum
roaster.
Cheers,
Don
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4) From: Derek Bradford
Agreed...  Pics are in order.  Has there been a second roast?
--Derek
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5) From: Dan Kellgren
How big is the ice bucket?  A whole pound for the size I'm envisioning seem=
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-Dan
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