Haha...a perfect topic for The Coffee Bar forum
So I'm about to launch into a new area of personal interest, namely roasting my own coffee. I know there are lots of DIY as well as commercially available roasting apparati out there. Since I don't want to fumigate my house with intense coffee aroma (although I have no problem with it) and I don't want to setup a complicated exhaust system, I figured I would use the rotisserie on my gas grille to do the job. I happened to find on the "inter-webs" a site where they sell coffee bean roasting drums specifically designed for this purpose.
Has anyone ever purchased from this vendor before - http://www.rkdrums.com ?
I'm thinking all I probably need is a 4-lb drum although, given the size of my grille and the extra infrared back burner on it, I could easily accommodate an 8-lb drum.
I welcome any and all comments/suggestions (including a good source for green coffee beans) from folks with coffee roasting expertise.