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    The Proposed Hoyks Table Top BBQ Spit Roaster

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    Hi All

    Ive managed to convince Pete that he needs to make me a BBQ Spit (Coffee) Roaster. [smiley=tekst-toppie.gif]

    In the past, hes purpose built a baby spit roaster (see picture below) that sits on a table - just big enough for a lamb roast, a chicken, etc. *Works a treat when it comes to a meal for the four of us.

    Basically, hes going to build a steel perforated drum around the spit (big enough to roast about 500g of coffee at a time) that slides onto the spit rod and then a cap at the end so that I can put the beans in the drum, put the cap on, and away I go. *The Roaster has a temperature gauge on it already, but I will source a DDM eventually - just waiting for Andys hard efforts to pay off in that regard so I can snap one up. *Hes going to put blades (?) around the drum on the inside in a swirling motion so that it moves the beans around the drum constantly (as you can tell, Im no very technologically coherent!)

    I expressed my concern that I wouldnt be able to visually see the beans and, because of the lid of the Spit, I wouldnt be able to hear the cracks, I wouldnt know when the beans were ready to come out, but he assures me that the motor for the spit is quieter than the bodgied up drill that I am using for the WPJr, so shouldnt have a problem.

    Were going to have a fan off to the side so that, when the roast is done, well just open up the lid and let the fan cool the beans in the drum.

    Ill keep you all updated on the progress of his efforts, together with pictures along the way of construction.

    Hes got a fair idea of what hes doing so far as materials and welding goes (being an Aircraft Structural Fitter & Welder), but hes not necessarily very savvy about bean roasting - nor I, for that matter! - so I guess Im asking the question to all you knowledgeable types out there whether there is anything else that he should keep in mind when building it or does the above sound fairly well on track?

    Thanks for your help in anticipation.

    :)

    Cheers
    Di



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    Re: The Proposed Hoyks Table Top BBQ Spit Roaster

    Quote Originally Posted by 7C5B4D5F47340 link=1235792061/0#0 date=1235792061
    Ive managed to convince Pete that he needs to make me a BBQ Spit (Coffee) Roaster. *
    1: He needs to make this ???

    2: Sounds like some G & C going on, if you ask me... ;) ;)


    Quote Originally Posted by 7C5B4D5F47340 link=1235792061/0#0 date=1235792061
    I expressed my concern that I wouldnt be able to visually see the beans and, because of the lid of the Spit, I wouldnt be able to hear the cracks, I wouldnt know when the beans were ready to come out, but he assures me that the motor for the spit is quieter than the bodgied up drill that I am using for the WPJr, so shouldnt have a problem.
    I would suggest that a visual aid will be of great assistance ( not part of 2: above) as even with my HT... Sound and temp is one thing but the visual is where the fine tuning is... While major roasters do not have big open viewing areas; they employ all manner of methods to obtain a visual inspection.

    I am sure that there could be any number of places that sell BBQ / Combustion / wood stoves etc that might be able to provide an old front door OR at the least; the heat proof glass. That way Pete could build it into the cover and go for browney points to add to the G & C deal...

    Outcome.. Value added and you both get the reward... Him the extended G & C and you get better control of the beans etc.

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    Re: The Proposed Hoyks Table Top BBQ Spit Roaster

    Ok...youve got me...what is G & C? :-?

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    Re: The Proposed Hoyks Table Top BBQ Spit Roaster

    And I thought it was just me :-?

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    Graft and Corruption


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    Re: The Proposed Hoyks Table Top BBQ Spit Roaster

    Seeing the roast is fun and makes it a lot easier but you can roast without it.

    Cooling the beans will be the biggest trick I think. *You really want them to cool as quick as you can and that can be a problem with a hot roasting drum.

    I made a prototype drum once that used a jam funnel on one end. *



    That worked pretty well as at the end of the roast you could pickup the rod (with gloves) and tip the beans out.

    Something similar might make seeing the beans roasting easier (from the end) and let you cool them faster so they dont keep cooking.

    And at a later date, will also give you somewhere to stick the thermocouple probe in the bean mass for an accurate reading.


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    Re: The Proposed Hoyks Table Top BBQ Spit Roaster

    Aaaaah, thank you! *Ive spent since 3.00pm this afternoon trying every combination of G & C there was - goods and chattels was the only two worded "G&C" that I could come up with!

    Great advice, AM, thanks - Petes talking about now going down to some BBQ/Combustion Stove place in Swansea next Friday where he is going to try and get a window to add to the BBQ.

    Post Edit: Thanks Andy - Ill pass that on to Pete. We must have posted at just about the same time! ;D

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    Re: The Proposed Hoyks Table Top BBQ Spit Roaster

    Quote Originally Posted by 71616D6D76635D65636E020 link=1235792061/2#2 date=1235799992
    Ok...youve got me...what is G & C? *

    *

    Quote Originally Posted by 4A6D7B6971020 link=1235792061/3#3 date=1235804139
    And I thought it was just me *
    Q. *G *& C * is what ?

    A: * It is a common saying / abbreviation that translates roughly; *the term that is used to describe the Actions and the outcome of the Action


    Some might just say Bribery... * However that is not often a two way interaction.

    I prefer G & C.... * As that way it *is more of a two way engagement and one can always them place / direct the outcome at the other person.

    PM... Sent so as not to shock others *;)

    [edit]Damm you Andy.... * ;D * I was having fun... And you dropped in on me *;) *B4 I could post....

    So... *How is the paying of the graft managed ? *and who is being corrupted.. *My best guess is that Pete is being offered graft and will become corrupted.... *;) :D :o ::) *poor Pete *:( *
    [/edit]

    Love ya ALL...

    PS. *Doing Tenders and other major Government works does not leave me many options to enjoy myself or have fun with words.

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    Re: The Proposed Hoyks Table Top BBQ Spit Roaster

    Quote Originally Posted by 795E485A42310 link=1235792061/6#6 date=1235805609
    Petes talking about now going down to some BBQ/Combustion Stove place in Swansea next Friday where he is going to try and get a window to add to the BBQ
    Any toughened glass will work fine (not laminated or float which is window glass which will often break when cooling).


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    Re: The Proposed Hoyks Table Top BBQ Spit Roaster

    Youre a shocker, AM! *;D *(But, I must say, Im kacking myself laughing...Petes looking at me rather strangely!)




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    Quote Originally Posted by 133C362B520 link=1235792061/8#8 date=1235805944
    Any toughened glass will work fine (not laminated or float which is window glass which will often break when cooling).
    Thanks, I played glazier in a previous life so I have that bit under control ;).
    Pete.

    Edit by Di...
    Blooming husbands taking over my account! Andy, do something!!! :D

    ....And he knocks out some pretty good furniture, too! And he cooks, does washing and is a pretty dab hand with helping me out with the kids...the only thing he cant do is tidy up after himself, but I forgive him for that (well, *most* of the time - apart from when Im doing the weekly cleaning, then I go off my nut at him, but then he puts on Pink Floyds The Division Bell and I calm down again ;) )

    Do you reckon Ive brown nosed enough for my roaster yet? ;D

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    Re: The Proposed Hoyks Table Top BBQ Spit Roaster

    What an awesome sounding guy, Hoyks!

    Now, if we could just bottle that.... ;)

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    Re: The Proposed Hoyks Table Top BBQ Spit Roaster

    Hi Di

    For what its worth, a couple of ideas/remarks:

    Im not too sure why youre considering a perforated drum. Yes, I guess it will allow more heat in and out, though the perforations will need to be sized, so the smallest bean you are ever likely to roast doesnt get jammed in the perforations. These perforations will also have a tendency to clog over time and if not kept clean may lead to uneven temerature along the drum.

    Something else you might consider would be to create two sliding gates, eg. one above and one below on the outer shell of the roaster. It might be a neat way of introducing and controlling air flow during your roasts as well as removing some chaf. If they dont work you can always keep them in the closed position.

    Cheers!


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    Re: The Proposed Hoyks Table Top BBQ Spit Roaster

    Quote Originally Posted by 0C2329344D0 link=1235792061/8#8 date=1235805944
    Any toughened glass will work fine (not laminated or float which is window glass which will often break when cooling).
    Gday Di,

    Dont know if you have an "appliance recycle centre" somewhere near you (Tip Shop, etc) but if you do, theres a chance they will have a lot of old kitchen stoves and maybe oven doors, etc.... You could then just rob the glass from one of these and fit it to your BBQ lid ;)

    Mal.

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    Re: The Proposed Hoyks Table Top BBQ Spit Roaster

    Hi Hoyks

    On this link is the best design BBQ rotisserie roaster I have seen in yonks
    http://www.homeroasters.org/php/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=1135

    Its worth a look before you start

    This what it looks like




    KK

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    Re: The Proposed Hoyks Table Top BBQ Spit Roaster

    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    Thanks Everyone - Ill get Pete to read through this again once he moves his lazy butt off the lounge chair in front of the Austar :) *Only joking!

    KK - I love that roaster! *Im hoping that, with Petes love of camping, 4WD-ing, etc (read, weve got a few Coleman lamps - I dont know if hell be willing to donate his Dual Fuel one, though ;) ), hell design one along these lines. *Its a beauty!

    Side note - I would never have guessed, six months ago, Id be quite so rapturous over a piece of industrial cooking equipment...oh how the mighty have fallen... * 8-)



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