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Topic: Dietrich drum steel (BBQ Roaster) (20 msgs / 376 lines)
1) From: Rick Farris
Dan wrote:
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Oh my gosh.  Now we've got an asterisk and a period in the same equation.
Which one means what?
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2) From: AlChemist John
Sometime around 22:25 2/16/2003, Rick Farris typed:
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Uh, where is the *?
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3) From: Dan Bollinger
Asterisk?  I don't see it. Nevermind, let me rewrite that as: Btu/(sec inē
°F)/in    Understand, this isn't an equation, but a comparative unit of
measurement. Sorta like WattHours   I suppose you could say it is Watts
times Hours, or Watt*Hours.
Oh, it takes about 400W to roast a pound of coffee in large drum roasters.
There, I brought this back OT.  ;)   Dan
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4) From: John Abbott
Uh, where is the *?
   I thought that was *$  :)
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5) From: Rick Farris
John wrote:
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Oh, I saw that, but I didn't know it meant multiplication.  I thought it was
some kind of vector dot product, or something.
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6) From: Rick Farris
After the "in"?
-- Rick

7) From: John Abbott
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Hey Rick - a reason to use HTML -Hhuh? Huh? Huh?

8) From: Rick Farris
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
John wrote:
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Hey, I was on the *for* HTML side, if you remember correctly.  Mostly just
to support you!
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Hmm...in this font I can tell that it's a 2, as in (inch * inch).  In the
standard plain-text font, at the size on my screen it looked like an
asterisk!
-- Rick

9) From: AlChemist John
Again, very odd.  One my system it is a period i.e. "."
Sometime around 10:35 2/17/2003, Rick Farris typed:
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10) From: Dan Bollinger
Again, very odd.  One my system it is a period i.e. "."
Different fonts have different character mappings.  Not for the letters and
numbers, which are standard now, but for special symbols like bullets,
monetary symbols, etc. Dan
Sometime around 10:35 2/17/2003, Rick Farris typed:
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11) From: AlChemist John
Sometime around 06:23 2/17/2003, Dan Bollinger typed:
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On that note, I will take your new/old topic and let the metals data 
conversion die (I really think it made its point).
Can you tell me the source of your above information?  It is not that I do 
not believe it, more that I like the number.  It has been stated by 
someone(s) that 8oz was about the limit for a home drum roaster on 120v.  I 
always thought this was a bit low.  Considering the heat waste in my WBI 
(or any fluid bed roaster) and that it roasts over 4 oz with 1200W, 
conservation of the heat should easily roast much more coffee.
Which large drum roaster are you referring to?  In that it is in watts, I 
assume it is electric.   I thought all large roasters were gas fired?
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12) From: Dan Bollinger
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roasters.
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John,  Illy said, "Efficient modern commercial roasters use under 400 BTU
thermal energy consumption per pound of green coffee."   I remembered the
units wrong, it wasn't Watts at all. Oops! That sound you hear is my
credibility striking the floor. I think I copied that statement from his
website.  Keep in mind that in a large roaster a larger percent of the heat
is going into the beans than roaster or being lost.  The opposite is true in
a micro roaster.  There is no reason that 120V/20A household circuit can't
roast one pound.  In fact, the Pro1500 roasts up to 3.3 pounds!    1BTU/hr =
..3W     Dan
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14) From: Ed Needham
Actually it's propane.  It uses a 79,000BTU burner.  Sunday, I fired it up to
heat the workshop.  Five minutes and the whole room was toasty.  A gas/air
mixture adjustment is designed into my propane burner, so I can adjust it on
the fly.  Pretty blue flame.  Sounds like a blast furnace when the blower
kicks on.  I can't wait to roast coffee with it.
Four times Saturday and Sunday I had to de-ice my three golden retrievers,
and the warm room helped.  Even though they have a warm shelter, they thought
it would be fun to play in the ice storms.
Hey, if it fails as a fluid bed roaster, it at least works as a workshop
heater .http://www.homeroaster.com/PB300089.JPGEd Needham
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15) From: AlChemist John
Sometime around 06:38 2/18/2003, Dan Bollinger typed:
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LOL.  That is fine. I thought I had just found solid evidence.
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Agreed.
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And is that your final answer? :-)
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16) From: Dan Bollinger
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It definitely could be.   ;)  Dan
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17) From: AlChemist John
Sometime around 06:15 2/19/2003, Dan Bollinger typed:
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Good.  I can live with that conversion. :-)
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18) From: Dan Bollinger
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Whew!
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19) From: AlChemist John
Sometime around 06:09 2/20/2003, Dan Bollinger typed:
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And that is the sound of Dan's credibility rushing up from the floor and 
back in place. LOL
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20) From: Dan Bollinger
LOL!
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