I'm risking a bit, not reading the rest before replying to this but...
Pure novelty use of course... ;-)
One of those steel mesh pencil holders? Mounted to an electric pencil
sharpener on a rheostat to control the speed of the "drum," but able
to quickly take the drum off and still use the pencil sharpener. Why?
Because when you are done roasting, you wait a couple minutes,
(flawed logic here, I know, but roast a big batch, wait hours,
roasting a mini batch, wait minutes?) then pull off the drum, and the
pencil sharpener doubles as a mini grinder. You can easily fit 3-4
beans in the grind hole at a time, so a delivery method will need to
be thought through. I'm thinking something like a thick straw that
leads to the grinding chamber. One with a flex on one end - the
bottom - so that it can be heading up to hold the beans and then
flexing into the sharpener sitting flat on your desk. It will be a
rough grind, but should be good enough for, say, a personal size
Bodum French Press? With only 75 beans, it might even be feasible to
lovingly feed each individual bean into the grind hole. Brings a
whole new meaning to "I personally grind me own beans, doesn't it?
And we're not talking a whole lot of beans. I count about 75-78
beans. I mean, you can count every individual crack, and smoke
shouldn't be that much of an issue. The smell could easily be
mistaken for, or timed to coincide with, someone burning popcorn in
the microwave. There will be very little chaff to worry about.
I might put this on my blog! ;-) Along with a proof of concept
On 29 Jun 2006 14:48:57, "Don Cummings" wrote:
Walter R Basil