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  • Where do you roast?

    Hey all, wasn't exactly sure where to put this but its now been on my mind for a little while. Roasting spaces and where do all you fine people roast.

    Currently i roast on a HotTop and it basically lives inside but I drag it out to the garage or outside under the lastolite alfresco area of the house.

    I'm in early stages of investigating a larger machine (1-2 kgs) to roast on and figuring that it would probably need a more permanent space. I've somewhat got the okay from the treasurer of the house to convert the garage into a bit more of a roasting/multipurpose space rather than a Car Hold.

    So in short, love to know where you roast?
    If at Home. Is it in the garage? Shed? Custom built setups?

    And if you could share any pictures of setups for inspiration - that would be great too.
    If its a bit more bigger than that, if its a little warehouse or something else i'd be curious to see that too!

    TIA

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    Tannyboy, I think ventilation is your biggest issue. If you can get adequate ventilation into the garage all is good. There is some concern about the exhaust gases. I roast similar to your present setup, I have a 1kg home made setup which is on a bbq stand/trolley and wheel it out to an undercover open area to roast.

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      I have my 2KG roaster at the rear of my garage with the flue going out of a window. When roasting I open front and rear roller doors to create air movement to remove any smoke when dumping batches into the cooling tray.
      cheers Trevor

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      • #4
        Wow, what a tidy setup you have there Trevor...
        Looks great.

        I just roast outside in a shed with three walls removed.
        The breeze easily accounts for both chaff and smoke...

        Mal.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Dimal View Post
          Wow, what a tidy setup you have there Trevor...
          Looks great.

          I just roast outside in a shed with three walls removed.
          The breeze easily accounts for both chaff and smoke...

          Mal.
          Similar Mal, Greenman's setup puts mine to shame.

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          • #6
            I roast at work, sorry not very helpful

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            • #7
              Greenman impressive to see both a fire blanket and extinguisher in your setup.

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              • #8
                On the kitchen cupboard with all the doors and windows open.

                I just recently stumbled across the idea of sitting the roaster on top of the stove with the rangehood on.

                Yay for no smoke alarms!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by IrisGanache View Post

                  Yay for no smoke alarms!
                  Hmmmmmm! not so sure about that.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Yelta View Post
                    Hmmmmmm! not so sure about that.
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                    Hmmm, I'll rephrase it.....no more smoke alarms going off. I used to have hubby or my oldest standing under them with towels wafting away until they stopped.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 338 View Post
                      Greenman impressive to see both a fire blanket and extinguisher in your setup.
                      I'm equally impressed that he actually hangs all of his brooms up.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by IrisGanache View Post
                        Hmmm, I'll rephrase it.....no more smoke alarms going off. I used to have hubby or my oldest standing under them with towels wafting away until they stopped.
                        Fair nuff, I see what you mean now.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Yelta View Post
                          Fair nuff, I see what you mean now.

                          I'm glad that is cleared up

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by IrisGanache View Post
                            I just recently stumbled across the idea of sitting the roaster on top of the stove with the rangehood on.
                            I did similar for a few years using a Hottop. Works well, but really clags up the rangehood after a while, so you may want to keep an eye on that.

                            GrahamK

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by GrahamK View Post
                              I did similar for a few years using a Hottop. Works well, but really clags up the rangehood after a while, so you may want to keep an eye on that.

                              GrahamK
                              How do you control chaff, is there a collector in the roaster?

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