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Topic: roasting nuts in the CCR (hottop) (2 msgs / 49 lines)
1) From: Jeffrey Pawlan
We buy bulk raw cashews and pistachios at either a health food store or at an
Indian foods market. They are better quality that the already roasted ones in
packages. We also do not want oil or salt on our nuts.
Today I experimented with using my CCR (computer controlled roaster) to roast
the nuts. Although I only did one batch of each and in the future I will roast
at lower temperatures and for less time than I did today, they came out very
good and even. Here is what I will use next time for my profiles:
185g cashews tried
preheat to 385, 2 segments
I recommend setting the first goal temperature to 330 and the time to 5 minutes.
I recommend setting the second goal temperature to 350 and the time to 3 minutes
and manual dump.  You will need to use a brush to make the nuts go down the
chute and you will need to seriously tilt the hottop at the end to make the nuts
travel to the dump opening and to drop out.
212g of pistachios tried
preheat to 370, 2 segments
I recommend setting the first goal temperature to 300 and the time to 4 minutes.
I recommend setting the second goal temperature to 330 and the time to 1 minute
and manual dump.
Happy Holidays,
Jeffrey Pawlan

2) From: Scott Marquardt
I do almonds in the Open Sky, as much as 5 pounds. I usually terminate with
an in-mass TC temp of about 340 -- but I'm likely to reduce that in the
future (a friend recently roasted lighter, and the result was "more
almondy").
Drums probably conduce well to nut roasting. I don't know a lot about nuts,
but I'm sure various kinds require dramatically different profiles and final
temperatures -- and I'll wager one of the determinants is oil content.
I'll put in a good word forhttp://www.hughsonnut.com- Scott
On 12/17/06, Jeffrey Pawlan  wrote:
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