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Topic: efficiently roasting lots of coffee (mostly questions about rk drums) (49 lines)
1) From: Robert D. Crawford
Sorry for the long subject, but the more people that read this the
better (in my opinion, at least).
People have been inquiring about getting fresh roasted coffee from me.
My little iRoast is not up to the volume I currently need and
(hopefully) the volume I might need in the future.  I need a "big boy"
roaster (no offense to the girls here but I have found that referring to
any adult woman as a "big girl" is _never_ a good idea).
Here are some questions I would like either more information on or
advice:
1.  Is there a more efficient way of roasting large amounts of coffee
than an RK drum?  I think this might be my best bet as it will allow me
to grow well beyond my current projected need.
2.  What is a good estimate of fuel usage on the RK drum with a 40 kBTU
grill with average headroom in the grill?  Modification of the grill is
not really a problem as I have friends that are handy with tools and
such that can help when I get over my head.  40 kBTU is necessary as I
live in middle Tennessee where the temps can get down to freezing or a
little below during the day in the winter.
3.  For those of you doing semi-professional to professional roasting,
where have you been getting your bags?  I have looked on the net but
what I have found seems to be more geared toward either those getting
printed bags or those looking to buy from big Asian exporters and the
like.  Not interested right now in getting professionally printed bags
and am not sure if I need the quantities necessary for the other.  
If this is outside the scope of the list I apologize.  If that is the
case, point me to where I should go (and before anyone says it, I _have_
been there while married to my first wife... her mother was the devil
incarnate ;>).
Thanks for any help you can offer,
rdc
-- 
Robert D. Crawford                                     robdcraw
I used to work in a fire hydrant factory.  You couldn't park anywhere near
the place.
		-- Steven Wright


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