IMAWriter Senior Member Joined: 4 Jul 2002 Posts: 5,464 Location: Brentwood, TN Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Nothing at the moment Grinder: Vario-W,Preciso-Esatto/KyM... Vac Pot: Adcraft SS, Yama 8 cup Drip: Brazen.Chemex, Hario, Clever... Roaster: Behmor 1600, CO/UFO combo
Posted Sat Mar 23, 2013, 8:45pm Subject: Re: Home coffee roasting with a BBQ
helen, this is a long time method. Many members are doing so, or have tried this. Your's truly included. When you have the right motor (about 60 rpm, I believe) and the correct grill it can do a fine job. Thing is, the expensive Weber type's don't work well. The cheap Charmglow type, $129 girls, with 40k btu, and a bit on the shallow side work best. In other words, the heat source is not so far away from the beans as to make for long or stalled roasts.
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