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Topic: Stainless Wastebasket (10 msgs / 267 lines)
1) From: Lowe, David
After snooping about Ed Needham's a bit I was wondering where to obtain =
a stainless steel wastebasket. I looked at Frontgate.com, but was unable =
to find one. Any Ideas?
Dave Lowe
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2) From: floyd burton
Er is this SPAM-Sorry couldn't resist-Try your name sake Lowe's-the big box
store-some of them have the same can at better prices than Frontgate.  Bed
bath and beyond has scads of SS.  You can also fabricate a drum your self
with a little raw material from a steel fabricator.
What kind of grill are you going to use-there are some real bargains on
close out gas grills this time of year.

3) From: Ed Needham
http://www.silvo.com/default.asp?PRODUCT_ID57&CATEGORY_ID=2&CATEGORYHIt's a bit pricey compared to the Frontgate can, but I think it would work.
I've not seen one up close, but the picture looks identical to the Frontgate
can.
The supplier ishttp://www.polder.com.  I couldn't find the can listed on
their site, but Silvo said that's where they order them.  I have no idea if
they would sell you one or not.  Probably only wholesale and large
quantities.  Might be worth a try though.  Maybe they'll send you a sample
.
Ed Needham
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4) From: Ed Needham
I think the holes on the Lowe's can are too big.  Some have disagreed, but
3/16" square holes will allow medium sized beans to fall through.  Frontgate
can holes are round and smaller.  Even the Frontgate holes will allow small
sized beans to fall through.  I've not tried it yet, but I bet the Yemen's
and tiny peaberry beans would not work well in the Frontgate.  Just my
opinion...
Ed Needham
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5) From: floyd burton
Ed-I keep tellin ya-gotta quit buying those floor sweepings grade beans
:) -they tend to be smaller.  Seriously-what do you think of 1/8"
holes-should they pass muster?  Gotta order my next drum parts and this time
I get my holes pre drilled.

6) From: Barry Jarrett
At 08:45 PM 1/29/03 -0500, you wrote:
 >I think the holes on the Lowe's can are too big.  Some have disagreed, but
 >3/16" square holes will allow medium sized beans to fall through.  Frontgate
 >can holes are round and smaller.  Even the Frontgate holes will allow small
 >sized beans to fall through.  I've not tried it yet, but I bet the Yemen's
 >and tiny peaberry beans would not work well in the Frontgate.  Just my
 >opinion...
a good way to judge the appropriate size for drum perforations:  target
bean size.  green is sized by x/64's of an inch.  18 screen coffee will not
pass through a hole 18/64" in diameter (that's a large bean).  i'd say a
hole of 12/64's should be pretty good (that's 3/16"), but 1/8" would almost
certainly retain virtually all of the smallest peaberries or eth/yemen
beans that you'd put in there.
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7) From: Oaxaca Charlie
 My roaster has 3/16 ss mesh and I lose very few beans.Some
small peaberries get stuck and burn, likewise some broken bits. 
That said, I don't use it for Yemens and when I get unscreened
beans sometimes from growers I have a piece of screen here I
sift them with and tiny ones are roasted as the Yemens-in the
fireplace popper. 1/8 holes should be plenty small enough.
Charlie
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8) From: Ed Needham
I think 1/8" would be fine. 5/32" would be about as large as I would go.
Ed Needham
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9) From: Ed Needham
heheheh...I've got a small stash of Maui Moka 'Peaberry'.  Those are about
the size of BB's.  Smallest beans I've ever seen.
Ed Needham
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10) From: Oaxaca Charlie
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 Smallest beans I've ever seen, too, and I've seen a lotta
beans.
Charlie
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