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Topic: Roasting All Day Long (24 msgs / 381 lines)
1) From: Jeremy DeFranco
Eddie,
Congratulations on stepping up to the RK. That's really something I could
use this time of year. Just did 17 roasts in the GC in a two day sweep a
couple days ago. Thing is it's not abnormal for me to do a 7 or 8 roast day
w/the GC. I'm worried that in a few months my GC will burn out, and die (I
worry more that it will burn out and die after the 1 year warranty is up).
I've struggled with the decision of whether or not to get an RK. The main
thing holding me back is that I will most likely be moving in a couple
years, and would hate to have to leave it behind (not something you can keep
indoors). Also don't know what type of grill to get. Wouldn't want to spend
too much, but don't want to have to worry about whether I have enough heat,
and whether or not the heat is even. We'll see. I guess I could always take
out the drum and motor part of it if I can't take it along with me. Maybe RK
could extend the sale through January : ) Cheers!
---I have been roasting with the Gene Cafe all day long ... only a lunch
break
...
Columbia Excelso 13556
Guatemala Fraijanes - Finca Agua Tibia
African Highlands WP Decaf
Costa Rica La Magnolia SWP Decaf
Brazil Cachoeira Yellow Bourbon
Rwanda Migongo Bourbon
Ethiopia Organic Idido Misty Valley DP (every roast is a new experience in
tasting fruit with the sense of smell!)
Glad the RK Drum is on its way ...
Eddie

2) From: Eddie Dove
Jeremy,
It seems our roasting habits are similar and the Gene Cafe keeps delivering;
I wonder how long it can keep up that kind of pace, but is does seem to be
designed for such.  It did 19 roasts, 300g each, today.
All of the RK Drum "guts" can go with you ... from one grill to another.
Eddie
On 12/17/06, Jeremy DeFranco  wrote:
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3) From: Brett Mason
Did a 3lb roast in my waste-can-drum today, pulling it just as 2nd
crack began - absolutely perfect!  Delivered 1lb to a brother-in-law,
1/2lb to the music teacher, and have almost 2lb in my largest Mason
Jar, resting...
Drums rock - thank you RK for setting a great standard for a great big
home roaster!
Brett
On 12/17/06, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

4) From: RK
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Maybe RK could extend the sale through January : ) Cheers! 
Jeremy I am going to do just that
RK

5) From: Jeremy DeFranco
Now that is some great news! You just made my decision much easier : ) Thank
you for your gracious offer!
---Maybe RK could extend the sale through January : ) Cheers! 
Jeremy I am going to do just that
RK

6) From: Brian Kamnetz
On 12/17/06, Jeremy DeFranco  wrote:
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I'm pretty sure Les has mentioned using a $99 Charbroil, which works quite
well for, iirc, up to 2 pounds.
Brian

7) From: Brett Mason
Look for a 40,000+ BTU grill...
For me, add a side burner for skillet roasting....
  (Also good for simmering squirrel while you are grilling the skunk)
Brett
On 12/18/06, Brian Kamnetz  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

8) From: Jeremy DeFranco
Thanks Brian and Brett for the advice. I just found a steal at Home Depot-
Triple Burner Char-Broil w/45,000 BTU for $149! Just got the order in to the
King of all Rotisserie Grill Drums, Ron Kyle. I'm sitting back enjoying a
nice Chimay Cinq Cents, while I assemble the new grill. Can't wait to get
this thing going! Cheers!
--I'm pretty sure Les has mentioned using a $99 Charbroil, which works quite
well for, iirc, up to 2 pounds.
Brian
--Look for a 40,000+ BTU grill...
For me, add a side burner for skillet roasting....
  (Also good for simmering squirrel while you are grilling the skunk)
Brett

9) From: Brett Mason
If you don't have a good motor assembly, see RK as well - his motors
can withstand the extra torque that 3-5 lb of moist beans can exert...
Brett
On 12/18/06, Jeremy DeFranco  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

10) From: Jeremy DeFranco
Already taken care of. I ordered the combo!
--If you don't have a good motor assembly, see RK as well - his motors
can withstand the extra torque that 3-5 lb of moist beans can exert...
Brett

11) From: Brian Kamnetz
Jeremy,
I'm excited for you! Merry Christmas! Let us know when you get it set up.
Brian
On 12/18/06, Jeremy DeFranco  wrote:
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12) From: Brian Kamnetz
Jeremy,
Based on a few years of following the discussions on this list, that is far
and away the best way to go. Others have tried to save a couple bucks on a
motor and been sorry later.
Again, let us know how it goes!
Brian
On 12/18/06, Jeremy DeFranco  wrote:
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13) From: RK
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Glad you are pleased, I did 15lbs yestday afternoon for Christmas start to 
finish 2 hours.
BTW I got your share a roast today and pulled a nice americano nice balanced 
cup, medium body I really like your blend, and the cup and the christmas bag 
with personel labeling by hand.
Cheers
RK

14) From: Eddie Dove
Thanks to Jeremy, I just got a good deal on a grill and Mr. Kyle has already
shipped my RK Drum with motor kit, which should be here tomorrow, Wednesday
at the latest.  Now, I just have to find a rotisserie!  I've even ordered
them online and between the time I place the order and the time they fill
it, they run out ... frustrating.  I was hoping to spend this weekend
putting it all together, but my wife broke ... I mean the garage door opener
on my wife's side of the garage broke.  I'll be replacing that ...
Many, many, many compliments to Mr. Kyle.  He was very helpful and patient
with all of my questions and answered every single one of them ...
Eddie
On 12/18/06, Jeremy DeFranco  wrote:
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15) From: Laura Micucci
Eddie, I found a rotisserie at Home Depot.  I bought them the add from amazon.com showing they had it cheaper and HD matched their price. hope this helps.
Eddie Dove  wrote:  Thanks to Jeremy, I just got a good deal on a grill and Mr. Kyle has already shipped my RK Drum with motor kit, which should be here tomorrow, Wednesday at the latest.  Now, I just have to find a rotisserie!  I've even ordered them online and between the time I place the order and the time they fill it, they run out ... frustrating.  I was hoping to spend this weekend putting it all together, but my wife broke ... I mean the garage door opener on my wife's side of the garage broke.  I'll be replacing that ... 
Many, many, many compliments to Mr. Kyle.  He was very helpful and patient with all of my questions and answered every single one of them ...
Eddie
  On 12/18/06, Jeremy DeFranco  wrote:  Thanks Brian and Brett for the advice. I just found a steal at Home Depot- Triple Burner Char-Broil w/45,000 BTU for $149! Just got the order in to the King of all Rotisserie Grill Drums, Ron Kyle. I'm sitting back enjoying a nice Chimay Cinq Cents, while I assemble the new grill. Can't wait to get this thing going! Cheers! 
--I'm pretty sure Les has mentioned using a $99 Charbroil, which works quite
well for, iirc, up to 2 pounds.
Brian
--Look for a 40,000+ BTU grill...
For me, add a side burner for skillet roasting.... 
  (Also good for simmering squirrel while you are grilling the skunk)
Brett
Laura
  Making the world a better place one bean at a time.
  www.freshroastedforyou.com

16) From: Eddie Dove
Laura,
Thank you ... The Home Depot I went to was cleaned out ... that's where I
got the grill today.  I had the rotisserie ordered (it was in stock at the
time) at Home Depot online and they ran out with no known restocking date,
"We can cancel the order for you."  Ever since the hurricane, finding the
simplest things become treasure hunts ... even Amazon is out of the one that
is on RK's website.
I may have to cannibalize my wife's garage door opener ... maybe I can roast
coffee and make use of the remote ...
I will find one.
Eddie
On 12/18/06, Laura Micucci  wrote:
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17) From: raymanowen
"Look for a 40,000+ BTU grill..." That's how they rate 'em, but it's dum.
According to the definition of a BTU, a 20,000 BTU burner develops 25, 30,
40,000 + + +  BTU if you just leave it running longer. The only limit is
your fuel supply. If you don't ignite it or you're out of gas it doesn't
make the first BTU. The ultimate number is without limit.
Look on your natural gas furnace- it probably develops bonnet output of
80,000- 90,000 BTU/hr for 100,000 BTUH input.
My Bronco has traveled 122,000 miles- in 20 years.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
On 12/18/06, Brett Mason  wrote:
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"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

18) From: RK
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Try here for the Rotisserie kithttp://snipurl.com/zdhl

19) From: Paul Carder
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Jeremy, I've been roasting up a storm lately, for myself, family, and =
friends, preparing for the holidays and the week + 1 day holiday plant =
shutdown. Living in west central Illinois, weather prevents me from =
roasting year round outside, so I rely heavily on my i-roast vented out =
the kitchen window with dryer vent pipe. I see you also enjoy a great =
Trappist ale from Belgium! I've got some CHIMAY Dubbel I plan  on =
enjoying over the holidays along with some CHIMAY cheese I picked up =
from World Gourmet Foods in Bloomington. 
PAUL

20) From: Eddie Dove
Availability = "In stock soon.  Order now to get in line. First come, first
served."
On 12/19/06, RK  wrote:
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21) From: Eddie Dove
I have been calling all of the Home Depots on the coast of Mississippi and
found one in Louisiana.  Will have to go there after work today and
hopefully they will still have one.
Eddie
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22) From: Sharon Allsup
Eddie, I can check several stores here if you'd like -- let me know if
you don't find one at the store you're going to today.

23) From: Eddie Dove
Sharon,
Thank you so much ... I do appreciate the offer.  I found a new Home Depot
that had not been raided yet and picked one up on the way home!
Thank you again, Sharon.  That offer is yet another reason why I love this
list and the people on it so much!
Happy Holidays!
Eddie
On 12/19/06, Sharon Allsup  wrote:
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24) From: Eddie Dove
Got the grill yesterday, got the rotisserie earlier and the RK Drum and
Motor were just delivered!  I'm stoked!
I wonder if I can postpone replacing the garage door opener on my wife's
side of the garage ... better not ... I don't want to end up on the
rotisserie ...
Eddie
On 12/19/06, RK  wrote:
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