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Topic: Gesha at 25 degrees (2 msgs / 43 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
Had a bit of time to roast a few batches this morning. Roast in uninsulated
garage, ambient this morning outside 18f garage 25f. No biggy, have roasted
in colder! First Rosto batch did some FTO Harar. Didn't even need to use a
boxtop. Did use three sided cardboard closely enclosing sides and back of
Rosto plus 2/3 covered exhaust vent for greater recirculation. Only had to
peak heater voltage (130v) briefly during a couple segments to maintain
profile. (Have roasted in the teens in the past, then need to use a top for
more heat retention.) Followed with a half of 11/04 Jarimillo Gesha, now off
to cold roast a half of Rancho Aloha Kona.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.

2) From: Les
Ah,  Mike great minds think alike!  I roasted Gesha for the Christmas
weekend too!  The nice thing about roasting in the RK drum in 24 degree
weather is there is plenty of heat coming off the BBQ to warm the hands as
you watch the roast!
Les
Roasting up the Christmas gifts tonight.  It looks like the blend this year
is going to have some DP Brazil, Costa Rican, and some Sumatra as the
primary players.  Remember my Christmas blend is simply going through the
stash and picking my least favorites!  The Good Book says, "don't throw your
pearls before the swine."   Most of the family will think the coffee is
great!  They will be happy and I will be happy!  A win win.   The only one
getting something special is my one brother in law.  He is getting a pound
of Blue Batak.  He does know what a special cup of coffee tastes like.
Les
On 12/19/06, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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