DRUM ROASTING

I have just received my new American steel drum for coffee roasting.

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According to the metal craftsman I found on eBay, I may now roast batches up to five pounds of coffee at a time on my gas grill with a rotisserie.

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First test roast of 3.5 lbs green beans

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The drum is filled with beans and the rotisserie turns the drum!

Depending on ambient and grill temperature, after 20-40 minutes we can hear the beans go through their first crack, giving a popping sound as their core temperature has risen to 390 F (200 C).

As the core temperature reaches 440 F (225 C) the weaker second crack is heard.

Finished coffee!

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