I have a BBQ drum but I don't use it much because I roast over wood fires and the Androck over the fire popcorn poppers give me extra control over heat. With my arrangement of the drum roaster, the only way I can control heat is to control the amount of fire. With gas that is quite easy but with wood it is not. With the Androcks I can move the beans closer or further away as I see fit to adjust the heat. All I have to do with the fire is make sure there is enough to meet the roasting needs and if I want to reduce heat all I have to do is move away from the fire a bit. Jim Gundlach On Wednesday, February 5, 2003, at 10:37 PM, floyd burton wrote: <Snip> homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
OC is the man-he has roasted literally tons of beans over wood fires in a drum. It maybe one of those deals where it is OJT and lots of time and burnt/baked beans. I am amazed at how long it takes to get the drum up to roasting temps in this frigid place.
--- floyd burton wrote: <Snip> The only roasting I do over wood fires here is with a fireplace popper like Jim Gundlatch, and like he said, you can move the popper as needed to prevent burning. In Mexico, roasting over wood fires on a comal you add or remove pieces of firewood as needed. Because the clay plate doesn't hold heat like metal the roasting temp resonse is fairly quick. My brick oven is preheated with a wood fire but when I roast it's the steady heat from hot firebricks beaming into the roasting chamber. It sounds like you need an insulation blanket of some kind for your grill ,in winter. When the temp is high enough for roasting remove it. I'd suggest a good rockwool bat with aluminum foil covering if you can get that kind of thing there. Charlie, wondering "what's OJT?" ===== Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail Plus - Powerful. Affordable. Sign up now.http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast">http://mailplus.yahoo.comhomeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
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