I put 50 grams of coffee into the Pumper, tilted the pumper, and in about 2 1/2 to 3 min. the first signs of First Crack were sounding. At about 5 1/2 minutes, there was no sound @ all so I stopped it. It was the new Kenya Ithima, and it still tasted a little green, but better than when I wasn't tilting and doing things to slow the roast. But what else can I do to further slow the roast? Thank you for your time :-)
On Apr 8, 2005 10:40 AM, matt633 wrote: <Snip> How long did you let it rest? I have noticed that my light roasts that taste bad after 1 day are /sometimes/ very good after 2 days rest. Matt
At 3:40 PM +0000 4/8/05, wrote: <Snip> Is this a silex pumper or the wearever? There are a few things that you can try (if you haven't checked out my popper tips page you might find it useful. It is athttp://www.edwardspiegel.org/coffee) Here are some things to try (see the web page -- they are detailed more fully there). 1) Roast without the popper hood (use a tin can as a chimney instead) 2) Stir (with a lifting motion) periodically (let's say every five to 10 seconds) 3) Widen the slots in the popper 4) Use a long light/medium (but not heavy) duty extension cord If you want to roast more coffee widening the slots is a great help. You don't need to widen them much at all -- a very little bit goes a long long way -- it increases the airflow dramatically Hope this helps, Edward p.s. You also may find that you don't like light roasts when it is all done and said. I thought I must be doing something wrong and someone sent me what they thought was a great City roast and I discovered that I just don't have a taste for such light roasts. (That being said -- I do LOVE blends that include City and Full City/Vienna roasts of the same variety -- there is a combo of flavors that kills0.
The resting can be a major consideration. I have never tried it, but you can also put the whole thing on an extension cord so you have a voltage drop. I would favor removing the bottom of the pumper so you have more air flow (but that does not always help). Aside from that, that is about all you can do for simple mods. After that, it takes putting in a heater switch, or fan booster or finding a "cooler" popper. Sometime around 08:51 4/8/2005, Matthew Price typed: <Snip> -- John Nanci AlChemist at large Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.dreamsandbones.net/blog/http://www.chocolatealchemy.com/