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Distance between Drum and Burner
What's an ideal distance between the heat source and drum?
CharcoalRoaster wrote:

What's an ideal distance between the heat source and drum?

With electric elements there's no negative consequences to being real close to the drum as long as no potential for contact.

For gas fired I would keep a minimum of an inch between flame tip and underside of drum at highest firing rate. This will prevent incomplete combustion and carbon depositing on the drum surface.

1/2 lb and 1 lb drum, Siemens Sirocco fluidbed, presspot, chemex, cajun biggin brewer from the backwoods of Louisiana
FWIW, A burner engineer told me 1.5 inches from burner to drum.

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10/02/2014 01:19
Welcome squishychickens to Homeroasters!

10/01/2014 19:37
pgdesign welcome2

10/01/2014 16:12
Good afternoon ginny! Try to obey the doc as much as you can unless he demands laying off the coffee! pouring

10/01/2014 08:50
Allen, I will try.., morning

09/29/2014 09:38
sdanderson21 Welcome to HRO!!

09/29/2014 07:08
Happy National Coffee Day! (U.S.)....and a happy day to everyone else as well

09/28/2014 17:08
Now remember, no dirt biking, rock climbing or bungee jumping till you're fully recovered! Only BBQng and coffee roasting. beach

09/28/2014 13:28
Thanks you guys... cross fingersb

09/28/2014 03:35
I am glad it all went well G.

09/28/2014 01:32
The hospital coffee was actually not bad at all though a nice cafe crema was nowhere to be found.. rockon

09/26/2014 13:10
sthbnd35 Whats roasting? BBQ grill

09/26/2014 08:32
welcome2 arkroast to Homeroasters!

Koffee Kosmo
09/25/2014 19:57
Welcome all new members - Thanks for joining HRO

09/24/2014 19:22
Welcome all new members! Happy Roasting! BBQ grill

09/24/2014 19:19
Howdy G! Welcome back from the hospital. Like Jack, I'm wondering how things went and if you brought your own coffee and brewer to the place? Hope you're mending