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Topic: RK Drum grill suggestions? (7 msgs / 139 lines)
1) From: Steve Mamayek
I have been using a Gene Cafe for quite a few years now, but finally decided to get myself an RK Drum towards the end of last year. I have been looking online the past few days at Lowes, Home Depot, etc for a grill, but wanted to know if anyone has had any good/bad luck with the current crop of grills out there? Thanks!
-Steve-
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2) From: Brian Kamnetz
Steve,
I know you are asking about info on currently-available grills. Hope
you get some helpful info.
If you want to, you can go to the list archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/and search for
ron kyle grills
Ron suggested some grills that may not be available any more, but he
also mentioned the specs for the grills he recommended for use with RK
drums. If you don't get responses regarding currently-available gas
grills, the specs may be helpful.
Brian
On Sun, Apr 4, 2010 at 3:13 AM, Steve Mamayek  wrote:
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3) From: kevin creason
Do have your drum yet? Take the drum and size it up to the burners.
In my opinion one long burner the same length as the drum will work
best. If you have another burner it just helps keep the chamber hot
while the main burner puts the heat directly to drum and beans.
I have an old Santa fe with generic double long burners and the drum
is almost but not quite perfectly lined up with one burner.
On Sunday, April 4, 2010, Steve Mamayek  wrote:
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4) From: Sandy Andina
I was going through my Facebook friends list to organize it by location (so I don't invite someone in TX to a gig in MI), and I came across Ron Kyle; I found my eyes starting to mist over. Connect with your friends as much as possible.....because one day you'll no longer be able to. 
Happy Easter.
On Apr 4, 2010, at 11:01 AM, Brian Kamnetz wrote:
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Peace & song, 
Sandy 
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5) From: Lynne
Thanks for writing this, Sandy.
I know what you mean. A close friend of mine entered the hospital for the
second time last month (he's been transferred to a rehab center). He has
multiple health problems, in horrid pain - and leukemia.
I've basically been in shock last month. Very sad...
Happy Easter, and best wishes for this Passover...
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6) From: The Boss
I was about to go into some ideas on building a drum/gill setup, but I see
its a ready-to-buy setup!
I didnt know these existed a couple of years ago when I built mine..  Either
way, I would have looked it over & then built my own anyhow, just for
something to do.
I did the whole grill, stainless steel canister, etc for less than $100, but
its manualy operated & I only do about 1 lb at a time.
Duke
I have been using a Gene Cafe for quite a few years now, but finally decided
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7) From: Floyd Lozano
My experience has been that a target store brand grill (3 burner
perpendicular to the drum, 36K BTU) is a difficult choice.  The
summers make it difficult to roast because it's hard to keep the
temperature low enough to roast less than 2lb without roasting too
fast.  In the winters, it handles 3lb easily enough (i rarely roast
more than 3lb at a time because I don't have a way to cool it fast
enough, although this isn't a problem in the winter).  If buying again
for Boston-style weather, for the roasts i'm interested in (1lb to 3lb
with the occasional run of 4lb when roasting Christmas gifts) I'd
choose something at or just under 30K, and maybe even lower if you
could get that kind that has the burners laid parallel to the drum
(since that should apply the head more evenly and directly to the drum
and contents)
-F
On Sun, Apr 4, 2010 at 12:09 PM, kevin creason  wrote:
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