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Posted Sat Mar 23, 2013, 11:18am
Subject: Home coffee roasting with a BBQ
 

There is a guy on ebay selling baskets you put on your rotisserie and fill with coffee or peanuts and roast in your BBQ outside.  He has everything from 5lb to 1/2 lb baskets. Anyone tried this?

Look up 1 lb. Capacity Coffee Peanut Chile Cacao Bean Roaster Drum BBQ Grills Roasting on ebay

 
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Posted Sat Mar 23, 2013, 8:45pm
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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.

Make sure the basket is stainless steel.

 
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Posted Sat Mar 23, 2013, 10:28pm
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Thanks, that is what I wanted to hear.

 
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