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Topic: Cooling Tray (9 msgs / 177 lines)
1) From: Joe Screnock
I am in the process of creating a new cooling tray for the output of my 
RK drum.  I am planning on a wood frame with wire mesh attached to the 
bottom, but am having a hard time finding a mesh that I'm comfortable using.
I would like 1/8 inch stainless, but can't find it.  I've found 
galvanized, but I really don't think I want that.
The other thing I've found is replacement window screening.  Obviously, 
the fiberglass is out.  ;-)
Will the aluminum screen be OK for use with ~450 degF beans or will it 
deform (at best) or melt through (at worst).  I'm not worried about the 
aluminum getting into my coffee and causing Alzheimer's.  At least I 
don't *think* I'm worried about it - I can't remember...
For those of you who have created a similar set-up, what did you use for 
the "screen" or mesh?
Joe
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2) From: Rich Adams
I used some stuff from Ace hardware called "carpenters cloth", that I tacked 
on to an old dresser drawer with the bottom removed......but it's not steel.
wovenwire.com has interesting choices.
I finally settled a large steel mesh circular colander.
Respectfully,
Rich Adams

3) From: Brett Mason
steel mesh colander in a plastic 5gal bucket... fan inside, + air holes...
Brett
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4) From: John Moody
Mcmaster.com
85385T364 Corrosion-Resistant Type 304 SS Wire Cloth 6 X 6 Mesh, .041" Wire
Diameter, 24" X 24" Sheet
$48.75 Each.
Or save the trouble and get an all-stainless 18" sieve from
www.surfasonline.com/products/14810.cfm
14810     Sifter/Sieve 18in Stainless  $27.50
John

5) From: john nanavati
On 4/27/07, John Moody  wrote:
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nice cooking supply site.
John Nanavati, DHI, CIT
Plainfield, New Jersey

6) From: Rich
Try this from McMaster Carr  85385T34   .126 opening 304 stainless  24" X 24" $25.65
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7) From: john nanavati
i built a simple downdraft with a canister vaccuum going into a flat box. in
the top of the box, i've cut a hole and inserted a pizza pan that has holes.
cheap and effective.
John Nanavati, DHI, CIT
Plainfield, New Jersey

8) From: jim gundlach
Try McMaster-Carr
       http://www.mcmaster.com    Go to page 370 of the catalog and look for Strainer-Grade type  
304 stainless steel woven wire cloth.  24" x 24" sheet of 40x40 mesh  
is $13.32.
      Pecan Jim
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9) From: John Moody
Nice!
Good combination of price, open area, and material.
John


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