I have been roasting in an iroast2 for about 6 months now. For a novice at my level ... I seem to get pretty good results. When roasting the Misty Valley ... the amount of chaff coming off is incredible. It clogs the chaff collector, and really slows air flow. I need to open the collector and let the chaff shoot out to restore the flow. Am I alone in this ... or are others experiencing similar things. Glen Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com
On 10/18/06, Glen Kenedy wrote: <Snip> I do recall seeing a LOT of chaff when I roasted the Misty Valley although it isn't the same issue for the HG/DB. Safe Journeys and Sweet Music Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
I roast on my stove - I bought one pound of Misty Valley (I have a cold, but HAD to try it - even though I've lost some of my sense of smell, which means my taste is not up to par - it is out of this world!). Roasted half of it - yes, there was more chaff than others (the decaf I have been using, the Costa Rica, on the other hand, has almost no chaff - don't know if this is usual for decafs). Lynne On Oct 18, 2006, at 12:29 PM, Glen Kenedy wrote: <Snip>
Decaf has very little chaff. When roasting decafe in fluid bed roasters which rely on chaff to increase temperature you have to obscure some of the chaff collector holes.
Glen, Dry processed coffees always have a bunch of chaff. At least that's my experience with them. I don't use an IRoast, but have seen others mention chaff as a challenge in some cases where a bean throws a lot of chaff. cheers, ScoTTT On 10/18/06, Glen Kenedy wrote: <Snip>