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Topic: 1st Dog bowl roast (9 msgs / 175 lines)
1) From: Lesley Albjerg
What a hoot!  I just finished my first heatgun - dogbowl roast!  Sixteen Min. to full city with Uganda Bugusu.  It smells good.  It looks good.  My $5.00 Hottop!  I say hottop because I shot the heat in the top of the bowl with the gun!  It is much easier than roasting over fire!  I did a full half pound.  What amazed me was the control I had over the profile.  I simply pulled the heat gun back about 3 inches after first crack to extend the roast to reach my 16 min. target.  I chased down a couple of beans that seems a little light and gave them a little extra heat.  It is a very nice even roast.  I may have been converted to a new way of roasting.  The way I have been going through coffee of late, I need the added capacity!
Les

2) From: John Abbott
Martin has to be sitting somewhere and chortling.  His first convert?  
Maybe not, maybe just the first to admit to it.   OK - now comes the 
"how thick is the bowl, what is the depth and angle on the sides" kinds 
of questions.
OK Les, I'm inspired - back to work on my cement truck and jet engine 
roaster.
On Saturday 10 July 2004 06:03 pm, Lesley Albjerg wrote:
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~John~ Loving Life in the Slow Lane

3) From: Allen Marsalis
Hmmm  Bugusu in a dog bowl..  Sounds like a "Pug Roast" to
me Les!  ;-)  Do Pugs like Bug?
Allen
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At 04:03 PM 7/10/2004 -0700, Lesley Albjerg wrote:
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4) From: Lesley Albjerg
Allen,
 
Bought myself a new stainless bowl with higher sides than the pugs would like!
 
Les
Allen Marsalis  wrote:
Hmmm Bugusu in a dog bowl.. Sounds like a "Pug Roast" to
me Les! ;-) Do Pugs like Bug?
Allen
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At 04:03 PM 7/10/2004 -0700, Lesley Albjerg wrote:
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5) From: HeatGunRoast
Welcome to HG/DB,
Experiment with batch and bowl sizes.  Seems to me that each combo of HG and Bowl
size "wants" or "calls for" its own optimal batch size and time.  
--- Lesley Albjerg  wrote:
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Les
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Yep.  Amazing.  Though it's tempting to just fire it up, watch the beans, and let it
all happen, I keep glancing at my timer throughout. I do have general targets that I
vary with beans.  The remarkable part is that the control is largely in one's head. 
For example, I might sense that beans are not so far from first crack, but I'm at
4.5 minutes, the coloration is a little uneven, and I typically like to go 6-6.5. 
Simply "thinking" those thoughts seems to register just the right amount of slowing
of the ramp and I do get close to the target. We get all hyper-rational when we try
to type descriptions and communicate ("I move the HG from 3.25 inches to 3.75 to
delay the roast one minute."), but that ain't the way it happens.
Martin
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6) From: HeatGunRoast
--- John Abbott  wrote:
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Chortle?  Moi?  
While the SweetMaria list has been chugging along in the HG/DB slow lane, CoffeeGeek
and the altie lists have had substantial discussions over the past year.  "How thick
is the bowl?  what angle?  Discussions have been there and done that dozens of times
over.  In a recent thread on how to measure HG/DB temps (IMO a possible but largely
useless endeavor) a recent suggestion was to find a bean-sized thermocouple that
would wirelessly transmit to a pc while being stirred (might have been me :o). That
was followed by an idea for a bean cam.  
Good luck on the cement truck/jet engine.  If the engine doesn't work out, try
pulling up a lawn chair and holding a heatgun against the side.  We are talking
about a very long profile but you should have a nicely developed roast.
Martin
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7) From: Ron L.
Lesley Albjerg  wrote:
What a hoot!  I just finished my first heatgun - dogbowl roast!  Sixteen Min. to full city with Uganda Bugusu.  It smells good.  It looks good.  My $5.00 Hottop!  I say hottop because I shot the heat in the top of the bowl with the gun!  It is much easier than roasting over fire!  I did a full half pound.  What amazed me was the control I had over the profile.  I simply pulled the heat gun back about 3 inches after first crack to extend the roast to reach my 16 min. target.  I chased down a couple of beans that seems a little light and gave them a little extra heat.  It is a very nice even roast.  I may have been converted to a new way of roasting.  The way I have been going through coffee of late, I need the added capacity!
Les
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Welcome to the "dog" side, Les... I've been roasting with a heat gun since March and I really enjoy it.  Now that you've been initiated you can start experimenting with different roasting vessels.  I've settled on a wire mesh colandar inside of a metal mixing bowl. The mesh of the colandar helps remove the chaff from the beans, and the bowl underneath catches a lot of the smaller chaff pieces.  My Colandar and bowl are about 8" across at the top, four inches across at the botton and about 5 or 6 inches deep.  I can do a 3 cup batch in there easily.
Have fun!
...ron

8) From: miKe mcKoffee

9) From: HeatGunRoast
--- miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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Re: "new ideas."  Reminds me of a distinction I learned about the difference between
"creativity" and "novelty":  
"Creativity, when we see it, makes us wonder how we ever missed it"
"Novelty, when we see it, makes us wonder by what perversity it was ever found."
Martin (flying beans in my dreams)
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