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Topic: Taking Notes (2 msgs / 33 lines)
1) From: Marci Morey
Being very new to roasting, I can already see that keeping good notes will be important. What kind of notes do you all find helpful? What information is important to keep track of? 
   
  Because roasting seems to be a combination of science and art,  I could see keeping some sort of excel spreadsheet log with the information and along with it more of a journal. 
   
  What works for people here?
   
  Marci in Illinois
   
  PS -- I've consumed everything I roasted last week in my first tests and thanks to the generosity of a list member, I now have the 'right' kind of popper to work with. More experimenting scheduled for this afternoon! I've ordered a sampler pack from Sweet Marias and can barely wait until it arrives!
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2) From: Ken Mary
Write down everything that happens with the time of occurrence. Describe the
color of the roasted beans and the degree of wrinkling, mottling, oil spots
etc. Brew method, rest time, and flavor perceptions are important. I keep a
paper log in a looseleaf notebook. Although I have used computers since the
first Macintosh, I see no overpowering need for one except for downloading
coffee info from the net.
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important to keep track of?
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