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My current grill/roaster
The first drum I introduced to home roasters was in 2001 and it could do about 13 Oz. Over the years I've improved on using a drum over a barbecue grill and I just wanted to show you what I am currently using to roast up to 10 lb batches at a time.
Surprisingly, the drum that I built in 2002 with a small modification to use a half inch axle instead of the standard barbecue grill axle is still my go-to. I've added a cover over the hole on the end of the drum so that I can increase the batch size without beans falling out. I will post pictures that are somewhat self-explanatory. I am using and inexpensive smoker grill body with a hurricane/banjo propane burner. Direct flame is buffered with perforated ceramic tiles that you can buy at any home store in the grill section. I purchased the motor on eBay years ago and it still works fine. I think if you look hard enough you could find one similar but it is a 59 RPM Japanese gear motor. The axle for my drum is a 3 ft long socket wrench extension, and the connection is a long socket where the square hole attaches to the axle and the hex end is chosen to fit snugly on the motor axle. I've drilled two set screw holes to fasten it tightly to the axle. Works like a charm.
The other end of the axle is supported with two pressed bearings that hold up extremely well under the heat and need no lubrication or maintenance at all. They're very cheap so if they do go wonky, I can go buy a couple more. You'll see all of this in the photos, but you are more than welcome to contact me via email or here.
Ed Needham
"to absurdity and beyond!"
Morning Ed, tried to access but only a domain offering site came up. Let us know if the link is correct?
1/2 lb and 1 lb drum, Siemens Sirocco fluidbed, presspot, chemex, cajun biggin brewer from the backwoods of Louisiana
And some DNS servers don't resolve it properly...


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I get the main screen but it goes to the domain offering site when enter is selected.
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