I have to laugh when I read this. I hadn't used my heat gun for
anything but small paint removal on tough areas for some time.
Then my coffee roaster broke. Tragedy. A day without home roasted
Used to hang out at alt.coffee and there was a dangerous breakaway
faction there that decided that $300-$600 for the accepted roasters was
just too much. So the HGDB (Heat Gun Dog Bowl) clan was born, much to
the disgust of the hard cases on that group.
So in panic with no way to roast, I pulled out my notes, took a
stainless pan outside and roasted coffee with my heat gun. Those
renegade were right! It is easy, makes a great roast with very little
practice, and it is CHEAP.
One of my amigos that is interested in roasting bought the HF gun and
he came over and we roasted a couple of pounds - he's hooked!
This just proves there is no such thing as too many tools, even if you
don't use them.