This section of the guide will focus on troubleshooting roast issues and equipment problems
Troubleshooting for Hardware or Roasting Issues
The following resources are strongly suggested for success with the RK Drum roasting system. The roasting guide provides a textual guide to the roast process.
The following resources are strongly suggested for success with the RK Drum roasting system.
Roast Video Tutorials (Especially Roast Lesson #1)
The following articles are strongly recommended for new roasters, and will also serve to reinforce some concepts for veteran roasters.
Highly recommended 3 part article.
Time & Temperature Related
Hardware Specific Issues
Here's a 3 pack replacement kit of spiders if you need.
Now, There's a quick fix, that can get you by in a pinch. Go to the autoparts\hardware store and grab one of these hose clamps.
Should cost $1 or so. Assuming there's still enough of the Spider to put back into the coupler, reassemble the coupler with spider. (Usually one of the lobes breaks off).
Snug up the clamp just to keep it all together, and it will allow you to roast until these parts come in.
Don't tighten the clamp so much that you can't insert and reinsert the rotisserie. This should function long enough until your new parts arrive.