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You bring up a very valid point people should consider before going down =
the road of barbeque drum roasting. It is the most dangerous form of =
coffee roasting, (with the exception of the electrical hazard on some of =
the highly modified poppers) and would never pass OSHA standards. It =
takes less than 10 seconds to stop, open, dump the drum and quench the =
roast but even with 2 ove gloves there is always that freak potential =
for a burn event, we know from experience that if it can happen it will, =
sooner or later. If I was hiring someone to roast coffee in my RK Drum =
setup, I would have to change it to make it safer. I should probably =
make it safer for me. Keep those ideas comming.
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 10:44 PM
Subject: Re: +Behmor 1600
"...hard to stop quickly"
The acid test for my Grand Slam blower/ cooler will be the RK Drumful =
of smoking, snapping beans, since I have resolved Not to touch the drum =
until it's cold.
The blower is from a forced air gas furnace rated at 120,000 BTUH out =
of the bonnet. Using one of the two intake venturis and a screen mesh =
colander, 400g of snapping, smoking beans are cool enough to stir with =
bare hands in five seconds. Roasting is stopped already.
I'll use the stronger airflow of the full blower at its outlet =
directed up through the BBQ and drum. All that has to happen is for the =
beans to lose 40° - 50°F, and the roast will be all done. 300° =
more and I can play around with the drum without the red waffle imprint =
on my hands and forearms. Nasty would be rolling a hot drum above the =
gauntlet of my leather welding gloves.
I got an A in Clumsy 200, so a little caution is in order.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
On 5/22/07, Edward Bourgeois wrote:
Many coffee consumers are used to the taste of fairly dark roasted
coffee thanks to a number of inc.'s. Rolling second and beyond. A =
or c+ just wont taste like much to these drinkers. 1lb roasted to
that level produces a lot of smoke period. 1lb roasted to that level
is also very hot (451f is flash point) and is hard to stop quickly.--
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the =
Mighty Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976