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1) From: Stephen Hager
Though I am a veteran home roaster, I'm a novice at stove-top (yes, I have gone retro).  After trying it a few times (I have a Back-to-Basics--unfortunately, the aluminum one).  Here are preliminary results from my roast of Gesha today.
  Heated roaster to 400 F. (I suspect this was too warm since the inside was still just a little shiny. That would account for the quick roast time also.) Added beans and temp. dropped to 325 F. Turned up flame and first crack occurred at 5 minutes and approx. 335 F. After 1 minute temp had climbed to 350 and I backed of the flame quite a bit.  (Checking beans, they already appeared to be at nearly City Roast level). 2 more minutes and I heard the beginnings of 2nd crack and removed to colander. Total roast timeó7 minutes.  These beans, unlike Kenya Kithungururu, did not hang up the agitator.  
More to come.  I'll let it rest today and try it in the a.m.  
Any suggestions for the next time around?
steve
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