And I've been wondering if anybody has tried getting around the weight limit
on smaller air roasters by doing something like this all in the same
What I mean is, you put in (X) amount of beans, and when they have lightened
a bit and are jumping around you add some more...essentially bogging the
airflow back down to what it was when the first beans were started.
Seems like if you could do it twice, you could do it three times (assuming
it would work at all) and end up with a melange roast larger than you could
normally manage in the same amount of time.
What if your 'sequential' melange roast consisted of three different beans,
staggered so that you would start with the beans requiring the longest
roast, followed by another one (or two) that roast faster...so they all end
up finishing at the same time?
I haven't done enough roasting to even hazard a guess on what beans might
work with the second method. Can anyone suggest a likely duo (or trio) of
beans that would fit the above description? It would be better, of course,
if the suggested beans actually tasted good together!
I just discovered that I had hidden a pound or two of el cheapo beans from
myself that I bought to practice on when I first started roasting. I
probably won't have time tomorrow, because I need to prepare for an evening
gig, but I will definitely try the first option with some of those beans and
see if I can trick my little Aromaroast into roasting more than it thinks it
riding the wild learning curve, in Houston