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    Corretto Lid

    For those who are roasting via a corretto can you share you lid setup with me or give me a link to where others have discussed it. I can't seem to find much on people's lid. I know I need to do something to help keep the heat in.

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    This is my setup DJR, it's served me well for many years.

    Quite happy to answer questions.
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    Thanks Yelta. What is that made out of?

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    It started as a piece of fibro sheet, however early on it broke at the heat gun hole, so I reinforced with a piece of 1/8th steel plate


    Its about 1/8th steel plate overlaid with fibro sheet, if you look closely you can see the crack, not pretty but it is very functional.

    If I had to make another would retain the dimensions, but, I'm sure I could do something a lot more attractive.

    I gradually enlarged the opening until I felt I had the right airflow/exhaust.

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    Ohhh I had thought about hardie board (fibro sheet) but wasn't shure how it would work. Where did you get the sheet of steel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djrock16 View Post
    Ohhh I had thought about hardie board (fibro sheet) but wasn't shure how it would work. Where did you get the sheet of steel?
    The steel was something I had laying around, just trimmed it to size with an angle grinder, and drilled a hole for the heat gun with a hole saw, Aluminium or similar would work just as well.

    If you don't have the tools etc I'm sure any light steel fabricating shop would be able to help.

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    Ok I'm pretty sure I can get my hands on some stainless steel and cut it out. I'm just trying to get some ideas for mine. Yours is pretty simple and easy to replicate. I may end up using it. Thanks

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    Stainless would be ideal.

    As you can see I just cut a u shaped slot on a piece of wood to support the heat gun and screwed it on.

    Keep in mind the size of the exhaust is important, enlarge it gradually until your happy.

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    Will do. I'm probably going to build a fully adjustable stand to hold my gun and get an extendable tube to attach the HG to the lid. This would allow me to move my hg off the beans and reduce the heat all the way down in it to cool the element down gradually and prolong its life. But I like your lid material. I didn't figure just stainless will insulate very much. The hardie will probably help insulate it.

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    I used to just stick my heat gun inside my half-open breadmaker lid... until the hinge melted off.

    Then, I took the plastic outside of the lid off, and now use the metal inside of the lid by itself.

    Has a big hole where the Perspex was, thatís where I stick the heat gun into now.

    Clearly not perfect in terms of insulation but works pretty well!!!
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