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Topic: 1st roast (10 msgs / 227 lines)
1) From: Bullock, Arron
To all,
I received my UPS package last night. I roasted my first batch this morning.
I posted some pics here:http://espresso.9onthecorner.com/Batches.htmlI look forward to the continued education as I receive from the list.
-AB "rookie"

2) From: Brian Kamnetz
Arron,
You mention that it is 8 degrees.... Where are you?
Also, were the beans in the Popaire2 for 30 mins? That seems like quite a
long time. Did you stop when you reached second crack?
Brian
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3) From:
Arron:
Looks good. Arde the beans by the bag also roasted?
ginny
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4) From: Bullock, Arron
Nope...not yet ;)
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5) From: Bullock, Arron
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Northern Ill.
The beans were in the popper for about that time. I kept running in and out
of the garage while getting ready for work. The digital thermometer ­ was
reading the chamber as 370. I eventually placed the popper in a box and
placed another box on top to help heat the air being taken into the popper.
I believe that the beans were on the verge of 2nd crack.  At one time when =
I
took a sample out there was one Œcrackı.
The roast ended because I had to come into work.
-AB
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6) From: Harry G. Osoff
Aaron,
Are you related to
Matt Bullock?
Harry
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7) From: Pecan Jim Gundlach
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Aaron,
      30 minutes is rather long for a roast - you may be at a risk of  
getting baked flavor.   I never like taking a roast longer than 17 to  
18 minutes.  But then, I'm down in LaPlace, Alabama.
      Jim Gundlach
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Aaron,     30 minutes =
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flavor.   I never like taking a roast longer than 17 to 18 minutes. =
 But then, I'm down in LaPlace, Alabama.     Jim =
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8) From: Bullock, Arron
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I will see tomorrow morning...
Iıll try to hit the re-sale shops ASAP. Iıll also try to get the ambient
temp up. Maybe I can place the popper in a small 5 gal metal can.
-AB
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9) From: Bullock, Arron
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An update...since this was my first roast, it brewed quite poorly. Placing
the popper in an enclosed space IMPROVED the roasting, since Iım not baking
the beans. Another rookie mistake was to panic when the smoke started
pouring out of the can. I had placed the lid half-way on, and thought I had
already heard first crack, and PANICKED big time. So this second batch was
stopped at hints of first crack. I roasted another small batch, around 10pm=
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using the popper/can method. I left the garage door open and let the roast
completely finish first crack.
Iıll try some more this weekend.
Man this is fun!
--Arron, finally Œsmokinı in the boys roomı
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Subject: Re: +1st roast
I will see tomorrow morning...
Iıll try to hit the re-sale shops ASAP. Iıll also try to get the ambient
temp up. Maybe I can place the popper in a small 5 gal metal can.
-AB
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10) From: miKe mcKoffee
My first winter roasting in the garage I used the cardboard box method. Box
sized so about a foot space on sides and top from roaster. I fashioned it so
one wall was like a draw bridge allowing access and easy adjusting for
amount of heat kept blown back inside. (used with a Rosto roaster that
exhausts horizontally, not vertically) I'd removed and kept the box top
thinking to use it if need but never needed it. With an upward exhausting
popper top could likely also be kept attached to one wall and used "hinged"
like the drawbridge side wall or as a slide lid. Used the same drawbridge
cardboard box all winter, might be easier than a can. Thought about building
a more durable roaster enclosure but never got around to it.
After that first winter box air roasting 5 winters ago picked up a variac
thinking to boost voltage to boost heat to help compensate for low ambient,
which led to early single variable boosted voltage to heater and fan
profiling, which led to split wired variable boosted heater fixed fan speed
which worked better, which quickly led to split wired dual variable boosted
voltage control which worked the best.
Currently I can maintained desired profiles down to the mid 30's ambient
without an enclosure. 
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipeshttp://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
www.MDMProperties.net
	From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Bullock, Arron
	Sent: Friday, December 09, 2005 9:30 AM
	
	An update...since this was my first roast, it brewed quite poorly.
Placing the popper in an enclosed space IMPROVED the roasting, since I'm not
baking the beans. Another rookie mistake was to panic when the smoke started
pouring out of the can. I had placed the lid half-way on, and thought I had
already heard first crack, and PANICKED big time. So this second batch was
stopped at hints of first crack. I roasted another small batch, around 10pm,
using the popper/can method. I left the garage door open and let the roast
completely finish first crack.
	
	I'll try some more this weekend.
	
	Man this is fun!
	--Arron, finally 'smokin' in the boys room'


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