Classification: UNCLASSIFIED What about a material that was non-toxic that changed color at specific temps - kinda like a "mood bean"? I know there are substances that are thermo reactive and change their color in response to it... Sean
That's what I need - temperamental beans that are moody and explode. I thought Monsooned Malabar was capricious... Brett On 1/24/06, Cary Sean M MAJ MNCI C3 MNF-W LNO wrote: <Snip> ribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast __]_ _(( )_ Please don't spill the coffee!
There are temperature sensitive paints available. You put dots of paint on electrical equipment, if the rated temperature of a paint is exceeded (they come at various temperature sensitivities) then they permanently change color. I'm not sure how suitable they'd be for use in food, though. On 1/24/06, Cary Sean M MAJ MNCI C3 MNF-W LNO wrote: <Snip> -- "Life is just one damned thing after another." - Elbert Hubbard
<Snip> I may resemble those beans...
Another alternative would be beans that whistle. Instead of their entire casing rupturing, an orifice with a calibrated rupture pressure thingy (again, sorry for the tech-speak) would break, and the brief high frequency would be picked up by a microphone. The advantage to this system is that each temperature thus sensed could be differentiated by frequency; I'd think the whistle in the orifice could be easily designed for different frequencies for different pressures. These beans would not have the advantage of self-destruction, though. "Beans, beans, the magical fruit -- the more you roast, the more they toot = . . . " - Scott On 1/24/06, Randolph Wilson wrote: <Snip> -- Scott
A "mood bean" would make for interesting roast reports also. "My roast progressed nicely from calm to irritable. Before I could stop it at an angry roast it went indifferent on me." Jared On 1/24/06, Cary Sean M MAJ MNCI C3 MNF-W LNO wrote: <Snip>
On 1/24/06, Scott Marquardt wrote: <Snip> cy <Snip> e <Snip> e <Snip> t <Snip> Ummm... "First Whistle" ? Safe Journeys and Sweet Music Justin Marquez (Snyder, TX)http://www.justinandlinda.com
I'm willing to do a lot for homeroasting, but whistles in orifices may be going a little too far . . . . Brent Sticking with sight/sound/smell to roast for now. On 1/24/06, Scott Marquardt wrote: <Snip> t . <Snip>
<Snip> And quite right, too, Brent! Next thing you know, we'll be hearing about roasted gerbils. Gene Smith no actual animals were harmed in the filming of this joke
Or Kopi Luwak. Kit <Snip>
<Snip> Or Weasel. Actually I'm looking for some coffee cherries to feed my cats and my dog. I figure there's gold in them thar, umm, beans? ewwww!!!
Katsht Kaffeee Skeeeeerin Me! Not in My Zass, Brett On 1/24/06, Randolph Wilson wrote: <Snip> ribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast __]_ _(( )_ Please don't spill the coffee!
Yeah, right! As if I don't get enough of a weird reaction from friends and relatives when I tell them I roast my own beans. Imagine their response to Kopi Fido!!! Robb W. If only some genius would bottle a Kona Peaberry Pinot Noir. Mmm, coffee wine... Would that be weird? <Snip>