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Topic: RK Drum back again! (3 msgs / 68 lines)
1) From: Justin Marquez
Finally - after a year of not drumming my coffee, I got it all back
working this weekend.  Everything came back to where it as before,
even though I have a new grill.  It is a 3-burner model I bought at
Lowes for about $165.  I do find it easier to hold my target temp with
three knobs to twiddle than just two.  The grill is large enough that
all I have ti remove to hang the drum is the littlw "warming rack" at
the back of the grill.
I built me a new cooler while I was at it.  I picked up a Broan
bathroom vent fan at Lowes for about $28. It has a little "snout" on
it for a vent hose. I took a cardboard box, cut a round hole for the
snout and poked the snout in from the outside. Then I cut a hold in
the top of the box to match the shape of the rectangular sink strainer
I use for 1# and up cooling.  The fan moves 70 CFM at free air
discharge.  I am sure it is considrably less with the resistance of
the coffee. It does cool 1# of coffee to practically ambient temp in
about 3 minutes. And the upflow mostly de-chaffs the coffee, too.  I
think up to 2x the airflow would be better, but it is workable.  (A
leaf blower might also work if you made an additional air outlet in th
box.)
I roasted:
1 # of a  co-op-puchased Oaxaca to recalibrate my use of the process
3/4 # of Harar Decaf
1 # of Columbia Excelsio 13556
We had the Columbian this morning and it was excellent.  We had some
of the Oaxaca after a family lunch today and it was excellent, too.
THE DRUM IS BACK!
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)

2) From: RK
Great news Justin, I'm glad you are back to drum  roasting and enjoying the 
fruits of your labor.
Cheers
RK

3) From: Brian Kamnetz
Justin,
It's good to hear that coffee roasting is back as it should be in Cypress,
TX!
Brian
On 11/5/06, Justin Marquez  wrote:
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