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Topic: To Steve W. (45 lines)
1) From: Pamela Chadwick
Hi Steve,
I am pretty new to this too. You can get started with a hot air pop corn
popper & a long stemmed high temp thermometer. I almost bought a roaster,
but after reading a LOT of post, here & elsewhere, I am glad I didn't. A lot
of folks seem to think the poppers are as good and better than what is
available ot home roasters. I am roasting consistantly great beans.
Pam
Hello everybody,
    Well after getting a catalog (beer making) and seeing my first home
coffee roaster (the Alpine), I have gone nuts looking at all the good coffee
that I am missing.
    So, I have gone thru some of the archives and all thru Tom and Maria's
web site and some others and I got one question:
    Where in tarnation do you start?
    When I approached my finer half with a hottop, scale and some green
coffee, totaling around 700$, lets just say I should have approached her a
little differently, Oh ya she's a tea girl to boot.
    Maria/Tom, Do you have a starter set?
    I want to roast my own on a weekly basis.
    I like blends and different roasts, I currently mix my (commercially
roasted) beans darker with a lighter to try and get a coffee I like, nothing
consistent.
So how did you burn your first bean?
Should I buy good expensive equipment like the hottop? or waste a buck or 2
on something smaller/cheaper?
I do have a cast iron pan, should I just buy some beans and start the fire
and BBQ them babies up?
Sure hoping this is new and not a waste of your mind space.
Steve Wilson
not yet, but soon to roast.
P.S. We need a search engine in the archives, DOH! like they need more work.


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