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Topic: My own toasted roast (5 msgs / 119 lines)
1) From: DeCambre.Peter
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2) From: Chuck the Coffee-Geek
So today I did my first roast in the RKDrum.  I took Les' words of 
wisdom to heart and was careful with the pin holding the door closed.  I 
figured I'd shoot for FC+ for my first roast of Colombian Narino.   
After first crack, I lowered the temp a bit and let is coast up to 2nd 
crack.  I shut off the gas, pulled the drum and intended to dump it just 
after the first few snaps of second happened.  I couldn't get the dang 
pin out though!
Its my own fault for being way to careful and making it so tight.  As I 
was fiddeling with the thing trying to open the door, second crack 
continued and completed while it was in my hands.  I guess roasts do 
have momentum, all of second crack happened after I had removed the drum 
from heat.  These beans will end up with some oil on them in the next 
day or two.  Its probably a light vienna roast, but its part of the 
learning process.  Right?
learning new things every day...

3) From: Geary Lyons
Hi Chuck,
Welcome to the "Not Quite Quick e'nuff Club"!!  Took me several, read many
more than 1 but less than 100 ;-)!!), roasts to get better at the removal
routine. Just did this with a small roast of Harrar Lot 30. I was shooting
for FC, but fumble fingered to FC++. Still a very good cup, but, sadly, sans
blueberry!  Keep roastin!! You'll get better each time, then cocky and then
another rude reminder of your "human-ness"!!

4) From: Jerry Procopio
During my first few (make that several) roasts I fumbled around trying
to remove the pin with pliers, vice grips, someone even suggested
pushing it out with a metal ruler.  All the time coffee beans are going
*snap, crackle, pop* inside the drum.  Then I realized that with welders
gloves on, I could easily just push the pin out - more quickly than any
other way I have tried.  It even works when drinking Tanqueray.  I can
can easily get a roast from the grill, into my *TurboBeanCooler* in less
than 10 seconds (sober).
Good luck!
RK Drum roasting in Chesapeake, VA
Chuck the Coffee-Geek wrote:

5) From: Bob Adams
Did the same thing my first RK roast. Figured out that pulling the pin while 
the drum was still in the BBQ was easier--spit is locked in and can get 
better purchase on the pin. Then I open the door, unmount and spill into 
cooling tray.

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