Any sheet metal guys want to build a permanent hopper

Wondering if there’s anyone here who’s good with sheet metal and wants to build a permanent hopper with an open/close function like every other roaster on the market at this price point.

I’m probably going to give it a try, because I can’t even find any places that sell 1,2 or even 3kg hoppers as spares or anything.

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curious on this. Definitely want one as well.

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I’m probably going to make one at some point and just plug the hole with cork. No idea when though…too much going on. I’ll probably make it with copper for looks/fun. As of now though, I could use the stock hopper and just cork it and never take the hopper off.

Use caution there… the Bullet hopper has a deflector that interferes with air flow to some extent. It’s there to keep any greens from getting into the exhaust tube when charging.

Bruce

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Would be nice if the opening were round. A workaround would be very easy with that

I would add that the hopper is made of plastic, I don’t know if it can handle the high temp permanently, with a risk of ‘melting’, and gases from hot plastic mixing with air into the drum.

It is round, just with some shapes cut out lol

True, I forgot about that. I thought about using a screen, but the chaff too. Hmmm, back to the drawing board. Maybe I will have to re-design the chute too. to have a flow just for air and chaff, and another for beans.