Thread subject: Homeroasters.org :: Double Barrel Blending Roaster
Posted by Dan on 04/24/2012 17:32
Russ, I think you are trying too hard to make a universal machine. I'm concerned that you will have problem with getting enough heat up to the top three barrels. And, dumping the large barrel is going to take more effort because of the weight of the extra barrels on top. Here's an idea based on my prediction that you won't be using all four barrels at once. Why not make a convertible machine?
Keep the lower heating chamber and controls just the same. Then, make up two roasting "tops" for it. One has the large barrel and will be a lot like my one pound sample roaster. When you want to try some blends using smaller batches, take off the large barrel and drop on the three little barrels.