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snwcmpr
08/20/2019 3:47 PM
Roasted the last of the SM Kenya Nyeri Katogoto this morning.

snwcmpr
08/20/2019 3:47 PM
So, Allen gets notification. 'renatoa' gets notification. ... I do not. Funny stuff. But not earth shattering.

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08/20/2019 2:01 PM
PM sent

allenb
08/20/2019 10:32 AM
snwcmpr, send me a pm so can see if I'm getting email notifications now. Thx.

snwcmpr
08/18/2019 4:31 AM
Awesome I sent an email to AllenB and JackH The email to JackH failed. I had screenshots of my settings.

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My drum/bbq roaster
kwrcst
Hi all.

So this will be a drum roaster that uses a gas grill for a base. It has 3 burners in the grill and can reach 700+ degrees while cooking so I should be good on heat. The first thing I did was take the thermal shield from the lid and cover the grill top. I will weld up a small flue that the drum will sit on and give me enough clearance for a bean drop chute. I’m going to build out a cooler and attach it to the side. Right now I’m perforating the inner drum. That is a pain. Next steps will be to finish the drums. And get them mounted. Then I’ll build the cooler/exhaust system. Lastly, I will install the motor and cut the face for the outer drum for the bean door, sight window, temp probe and traier if I can figure that out. Any suggestions on a motor would be greatly appreciated
kwrcst attached the following images:
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Edited by kwrcst on 03/28/2019 1:54 PM
 
kwrcst
Update. I have the heat shield installed with the homemade Flue welded in place and the outer drum installed. I have also completed the inner drum to shaft instal. I need to figure vane config but I will wait until I get the motor and confirm the turning direction. My luck I will install the vanes backwards. I think I will use a thicker steel plate for the from rather than the stainless lid that came with the pot. this will allow me to add the drop door, intake tube and trier easier. This thin metal is a killer to weld. Yes, My welds are horrible but they hold. That's good enough for now.
I can get the inner chamber up to 500 deg without a front panel attached so I think I can get another 50175 out of it with it sealed up. Not that I will need 600+ degrees. Anyway, just a quick update. If you have a suggestion for a motor, I would appreciate it.
kwrcst attached the following images:
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kwrcst
update. It may look like Frankenstein but I think it will work. The motor is on the way
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allenb
Hey,

If it tumbles the beans and evenly distributes the heat and heat is easily controllable with temperature feedback, any perceived lack of beauty will quickly be forgotten while you are cupping and savoring that dynamite roast done a couple of days earlier in the week!

pouring
1/2 lb and 1 lb drum, Siemens Sirocco fluidbed, presspot, chemex, cajun biggin brewer from the backwoods of Louisiana
 
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