This is a multi-part message in MIME format. I hope you're using an RK drum, Tom! :-) Three pounds a week was running me ragged with my Hottop. -- Rick
Rick, How are you roasting? I run a minimum of four pounds a week, but I do it in sessions. On Thursdays I always run four loads (2 pounds) because we have a group that have dinner together every Sunday afternoon. I'm expected to either bring it (their homes) or serve it at my home. We have folks dropping in all week long to just sit and have a couple of cups. I tend to put on the barista hat in mid afternoon every Saturday. Of course being totally retired my schedule is almost totally mine, so I don't feel pressured. John - who loved coding but prefers roasting :o) On Tue, 2004-03-09 at 18:29, Rick Farris wrote: <Snip>
I use my Hottop. The problem was that before I was roasting for another few people. Now I roast almost exclusively for myself, so I don't have to roast nearly as much. One or two Hottop loads a week, versus six or more.
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. MessageI am a basically a stove-top roaster based in my garage. I am working on my own version of a sample roaster and am looking forward to its completion.
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. MessageYeah, sample roasters! Tom, check out mine at:http://www.claycritters.com/coffee/bollinger%20sample%20roaster1.jpgDan
Dan, You need something in that picture for perspective! At first look, it appears to be sitting on the floor. Then the distance from average window to floor would make that a really large (OK HUGE) machine. It looks like an industrial washing/waxing machine that you stand behind and push with that big bar. Of course if one focuses on the thermeter dial it becomes a little more apparent, and then the size of the bat switch on the lower left helps too. But a coffee cup of something in the picture would give it a better scale factor. John - real old and lazy in my viewing. Relieved to know its not a 50# roaster. On Wed, 2004-03-10 at 07:56, Dan Bollinger wrote: <Snip>
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. One thing that no one has mentioned in this "resting" thread is that if you are a drip coffee drinker and you decide to try the coffee right out of the roaster with no resting, beware that it will foam copiously. That's ok with a Chemex, or another maker that you can keep an eye on and adjust the flow manually, but marginal flow devices like a Bunn, without the Bunn-brand filters will overflow badly. -- Rick
On my old Bunn, I'd pour in just enough water to let the beans bloom, then pour in the rest. With my newer Bunn, the kind with the valve connected to the pour-in flap, I raise the flap (closing the valve) after just a bit of coffee is in the caraffe and wait a 1/2 minute or so, then close the flap and let the brewing continue. I agree - the Bunn-brand filters work best for me. Dave Westerville, OH <Snip>
John, What's wrong with that, don't want the competition with your cement = mixer/jet engine roaster? Dave Lowe
John, Yep, its a fifty pound sample roaster. Big sample, eh? ;) When its time to tip the drum and dump the beans I call my neighbor and he comes over with his two kids and we wrestle that baby over. Rarely do all four of us get burns. :) nah! It measures 9" x 9" x 18" <Snip> go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings