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Topic: NEW Turbo Bean Cooler & 6 Lb RK Dru (3 msgs / 85 lines)
1) From: raymanowen
Target has such baskets- what I use in my Grand Slam cooler. An 11inch round
one sits in the open intake venturi of my $2 3speed furnace blower. The
colander is just "stainless steel" screen mesh with a similar frame.
Inelegant, it's just shiny metal sitting on the blower, that's turned on
side so the integral motor is down. I wired it to run on high blow and just
plug it in when I think the roast is close to the finish line.
I disremember the price, but there is nothing in the way of a coating to
melt off the Target colander. It wouldn't make any difference if there were
some "melt or burn" coating- while the beans are smoking and snapping when I
toss them into the colander, the roast is cool enough to stir with my bare
hands in 5 sec or less. They are absolutely COLD in 15 - 20 sec.
Since I am positively disinclined to touch any appliance that's hotter than
the outskirts of Hell, I can't wait to complete my gas fired roasting
muffle. The full output of the blower will blow through a damper that will
direct the cool airflow right at the rotating drum and blow another vent
open in the top of the muffle.
Maybe the mass of the drum that isn't present with the loose beans in a
colander will retain a little heat. Not to worry- the beans in the colander
in one intake tend to throttle the airflow greatly-  in the full output
stream, the blower blows much harder than it sucks. That's true of pumps in
general and is the reason there is a pump in the gas tank of fuel injected
cars.
Cheers and Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
On 8/23/07, John Moody  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

2) From: Floyd Lozano
You're talking about the stainless steel mesh strainers / colanders intended
for food, Ray.  He means those office mesh basket things with some sort of
silvery coating all over them.  I have avoided them simply because I don't
know if that coating will come off when a pound or two of 400+ degree coffee
hits it.  At least until I find a $2 furnace blower to cool the beans.  Even
so, don't know if the brief contact with hot beans prior to precipitous
plummet to ambient temperature would transfer some of that coating off.
I'll leave that math to someone that likes that sort of thing!  This is what
I use:http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/sr=1-18/qid88099227/ref=sr_1_18/601-5672752-1452909?ieF8&asin°00S10UKQwithout the cutting board of course.
-F
On 8/23/07, raymanowen  wrote:
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3) From: raymanowen
So, which would you rather use for your coffee- Implements designed to
hold Office Pencils, or Foodsafe cookware?
BTW- I apologize for being a blockhead when I snagged my blower. I
could have snagged at least Five more at $2 each. I had stopped the
fellow from loading the last furnace in a metal dumpster in the metal
salvage yard.
I had just bought a couple hundred pounds of food for the neighborhood
avians and fuzzies, and assumed Wardles wouldn't sell me metal stuff
and set it aside for me to unload the Bronco and return. (It was
almost closing time on a Saturday and I was running on fumes in the
gas tank.)
The forktruck operator asked if I wanted him to dig out any of the
furnace/ blowers from the dumpster. Aah. I blew it.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
A mind is a terrible thing to waste...
On 8/25/07, Floyd Lozano  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


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