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Topic: Barbeque Drum Thermometer Instalation (15 msgs / 397 lines)
1) From: Jeremy DeFranco
Marc,
     Any idea what brand and/or product # the thermocouple is? Which section
did you find it in? Thanks
---I am also looking for a way of getting a thermocouple inside the drum. I
found a wireless thermocouple at The Source (former Radio Shack). If I can
find a way of tying the the probe to the spit rod, I think it could work.

2) From: Jeremy DeFranco
Ed,
     Are you referring to the 5 pound drum or the 1 pound drum you have on
your site? I'd be interested if you have the thermometer in the 5 pound
drum, as that model more closely resembles the drum I have (RK drum).
i.e.-it my drum has a spit rod going through dead center, through BOTH
sides
(left and right) of the cylinder. Seems only way to prevent a tangle would
be to insert probe in exact center, BUT this is where the spit rod is, so my
intuition says it can't be done... Can it?? Thanks
---My thermometer is inside the drum.
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Ed Needham(r)
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3) From: Brett Mason
Two ways to solve this...
  1. Open-end Drum with internal center support, so a thermocouple can
be inserted partially into the drum from the end without tangling on
the cross member.  (won't measure each bean, but may give you an idea
of the bean mass)
  2. Funnel end drum sitting on hi-temp bearing collar, driven by
gear/chain at other end - would not require a spit, and will allow
both thermocouple and bean sampler... Again, won't measure each bean,
but the bean mass can be somewhat representative
I haven't built to these specs yet, but they are on my roadmap...
Brett
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4) From: Jeremy DeFranco
Great Ideas! Keep us posted...
---Two ways to solve this...
  1. Open-end Drum with internal center support, so a thermocouple can
be inserted partially into the drum from the end without tangling on
the cross member.  (won't measure each bean, but may give you an idea
of the bean mass)
  2. Funnel end drum sitting on hi-temp bearing collar, driven by
gear/chain at other end - would not require a spit, and will allow
both thermocouple and bean sampler... Again, won't measure each bean,
but the bean mass can be somewhat representative
I haven't built to these specs yet, but they are on my roadmap...
Brett

5) From: Ed Needham
I use a 12" turkey thermometer stuck into the hole on the end of my 5 pound 
drum and into the bean mass.   It sticks into the part of the drum cone that 
does not have stirring vanes, so it does not get chewed up by the rotation. 
Gives me very believable readings of the bean temperatures I would expect.http://www.homeroaster.com/5pound2.htmlIf you look at the 6th picture down, you can see how it goes through the 
grill case.
The next picture down shows my drum with a canning funnel sitting inside the 
hole in the end of the drum ready to add the unroasted beans.
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Ed Needham®
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6) From: Ed Needham
...orhttp://www.homeroaster.com/drumtemp.jpg(please excuse my hastily drawn sketch)
where a drum is fabricated in two pieces and joined with U-shaped metal 
brackets that fasten the two halves together and allow a slot large enough 
to insert a probe into the rotating drum without obstruction.  The slot 
could be no larger than about 5/32" or beans would get stuck in the slot and 
mess up the probe.  Since the bean mass is not centered on the bottom of a 
rotating drum, the location of the probe would have to be determined by eye 
based on drum rotation speed and load size.
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Ed Needham®
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7) From: Peter Zulkowski
Ed, Very nice set up :)
Can you tell us the dimensions of the tray of your bean cooler?
Thanks,
PeterZ
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8) From: Ed Needham
It's a standard 10" perfed (expanded aluminum) pizza baking tray from a 
restaurant supply house.  I've intended to replace it with perfed stainless, 
but it works flawlessly the way it is, so that project is taking a back seat 
to others.
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Ed Needham®
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9) From: Todd Christell
Ed,
Did you ever get your fluid bed roaster working?
Todd
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10) From: Justin Schwarz
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I have been meaning to post this for a couple of days.  Here is my  
drum with pictures of TC placement, real photos not ascii.  I roast  
between 1 and 2  pounds per batch.  I use the door for loading only,  
and dump out of one of the ends.  I used to use a smaller perforated  
drum and the perforations went away with this design.  I would like  
to build another drum soon and make a few changes, or maybe even  
build a gas fired roaster sans BBQ.
Justin Schwarz
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pounds per batch.  I use the door for loading only, and dump out of =
one of the ends.  I used to use a smaller perforated drum and the =
perforations went away with this design.  I would like to build =
another drum soon and make a few changes, or maybe even build a gas =
fired roaster sans BBQ.
Justin = Schwarzhoustini
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12) From: Jeff Oien
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thanks jeff
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14) From: Coffeenut
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Nice job.  I should have modified my drum to allow an open end like yours
for a thermocouple.
Rick  
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To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +Barbeque Drum Thermometer Instalation
I have been meaning to post this for a couple of days. Here is my drum with
pictures of TC placement, real photos not ascii. I roast between 1 and 2
pounds per batch. I use the door for loading only, and dump out of one of
the ends. I used to use a smaller perforated drum and the perforations went
away with this design. I would like to build another drum soon and make a
few changes, or maybe even build a gas fired roaster sans BBQ.
Justin Schwarz
houstini
If there is anything worth doing, it's worth doing right.

15) From: Ed Needham
I use the cooling portion of the roaster all the time and it works 
perfectly.  One day I may finish the beast.
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Ed Needham®
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