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Topic: on aged kona beans (3 msgs / 64 lines)
1) From: petzul
Yesterday I roasted the last of an opened bag of Kona that I bought 
direct from Hawaii last christmas. It was about 220 gr. and I did it in 
one roast.
Amazingly the P1 had no trouble with circulation, but I had to keep the 
heater throttled back (116V) to avoid burning. Did not notice much of a 
first crack, but I kept the temp on a steady rise and stopped the roast 
at about 440F with the beans nicely brown and no oil showing in about 9 
minutes.
This morning I had a large cup (30 Gr or so) in a press pot.
Excellent! Now I know what Kona is all about! Very very nice!
PeterZ
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2) From: miKe mcKoffee
Sounds like a good roast of a good koffee! Myself drinking a just wokked and
cooled Kube's Estate Kona 03/04 crop (brought back this Jan/Feb trip ) 5+5
Americano. 226gr/half pounder taken for a wok for 15:30, pronounced 1st
around 11min, reduced heat slightly, pulled before 2nd as 1st subsiding with
med brown surface still crinkly and sweet smelling roast just starting to
smoke a wee bit. Don't have a clue final temp! But it sure tastes good for
straight from the roast. Better than just roasted Frankie Rosto roasted cups
IIRC. FWIW the 1/2# batch of Bali I did before it I took a bit longer
(16min) and darker to just the edge of 2nd. I'd take another half pound for
a wok but did two full pounders yesterday:-( I know, I'll wok another batch
and mail it somewhere! I do need to get proficient at wokking before
video:-)
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc.http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm

3) From: Les
Mike,
I sure am glad you are enjoying roasting by feel!  I knew you would
once you began the adventure.  It amazes me when I pull the roast off
my RK drum that it is exactly the color and roast level I expect even
though it is the first time I have seen the roast.  That said, I think
that it is best for newbies to start with a Rosto or an air popper to
learn how beans roast.  It has been fun to vicariously enjoy your new
adventure via your great posts.  Looking forward to seeing you on TV.
Les
On Fri, 5 Nov 2004 11:56:05 -0800, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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