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Topic: My home-made UGH! (4 msgs / 98 lines)
1) From: Brett Mason
Another reason for buying UGH! is if you need to proof your method...  I
wish I had - about 3 lb worth of wish...
So I thought I had my home-made drum roaster all dialed in...  I learned a
3lb lesson tonight - stay by the roaster, even when you think you have it i=
n
control...
First crack was starting to pop, and so I went inside for one minute, came
back out, and realized I hadn't lowered the heat in the BBQ...  Bad Move!
I opened up the BBQ, saw a blue glow around the drum - looked like a chem
lab with bunsen burners...  Apparently the beans got too hot, and oil seepe=
d
outside the drum, and burned really a nice blue color.
Turns out the blue coordinates very well with the black of the bean...
Drat!
So i emptied the drum, cleaned the surfaces with a paper towel, reloaded
another 3.5lb, and started over.  Colombia Narino Caracol Del Abuelo, at
Full City.  This accompanies last night's roast, virtually the same, and
sets me up to make a shipment out west...
And I have 2lb for here and work too...
So, the unstated recommendation is - buy some UGH, and use it to test your
method.  It's a lot cheaper - especially if you're going to need to dump a
roast or two anyway...
Regards,
Brett Mason
HomeRoast
   ...who wants to sell his Silvia and pursue an espresso machine upgrade..=
.

2) From: Gary Townsend
 Brett Mason  wrote:
So i emptied the drum, cleaned the surfaces with a paper towel, reloaded
another 3.5lb, and started over.  Colombia Narino Caracol Del Abuelo, at
Full City.  This accompanies last night's roast, virtually the same, and
sets me up to make a shipment out west...
So, the 1st roast was Columbia Narino Charcoal Diablo @ 3rd Crack?
:-) Gary (-;
--
"I may be wrong, but I'm never in doubt." MM

3) From: Brett Mason
It would have been 3rd crack, but I let it get too hot...  You did nail the
genus of the roast!
B
On 4/6/06, Gary Townsend  wrote:
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Regards,
Brett Mason
HomeRoast
   ...who wants to sell his Silvia and pursue an espresso machine upgrade..=
.

4) From: Gary Townsend
Brett Mason wrote:
It would have been 3rd crack, but I let it get too hot...  You did nail the
genus of the roast!
Brett,
I've *toasted* up my share of great beans...
Last week, I was finishing off my remaining 5# bag of Panama Carmen Estate
17-1800m, and I had 4oz left over. So I added in 1.5oz of Guat Huehue for m=
y
typical 5.5 oz Poppery 1 roast. I was distracted for a couple of
minutes...and missed 1st crack, mistook 2nd crack for 1st crack, and well..=
.
Vienna +++.
I saved it in a ziplock bag, and 72 hrs later...black oily bag of beans.
I decided to give it a try.
Weak...no distinct flavors other than yuckkk ;-(
dumped it out, tossed the rest into my compost bucket for the worms... And
brewed up a City+ roasted blend of Blue Horse (Lot 30) and Java
Djampit...Ahhhhhhhh much better....
I got my order in for 5#'s each of the Brazil COE 13 Nazareth Dias Pereira,
Yirgacheffe Oromia, & also the CR Tres Rios La Magnolia ( Which is my
favorite, as Tom sent me a very cool burlap coffee bag last year,  which I
hung up in my shop. It's the same bag as pictured in the review section...i=
f
I could only get a cool looking Harar Horse bag, this time (wink wink, hint
hint, nudge nudge), then I'd feel *complete* ;-) Kind of like a poor guys
lotto, at least the odds are better !
Gary
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"I may be wrong, but I'm never in doubt." MM


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