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Topic: Kona Heaven (6 msgs / 125 lines)
1) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
I roasted my first ever Kona yesterday.  I simply could not resist 
sampling it today, even tho it has only rested about 22 hours.  It is 
wonderful.  I roasted it right to the verge of 2nd crack (without 
entering 2nd crack.) as Tom suggested.  I am looking forward to seeing 
how it changes with rest.  Does anybody have any suggestions for 
resting this Kona?
Oh, and while I was in my roasting room yesterday (aka my garage) I 
roasted a pan of beans as suggested.  What a great idea that was.  I 
have a much clearer idea of the crack sounds.  I think, as was 
suggested here... I think by Larry, that I may have been calling 1st 
crack a bit early during the "pre-crack" period.  And then, I didn't 
pay as much attention and would miss the beginning of 1st crack.  
Another thing the pan experience helped me with is that I now realize 
how different the cracks sound when coming from my Hottop vs coming 
from a pan.  So, with the remainder of my roasts yesterday, I was much 
better able to tune into the crack sounds.  As per the usual, when it 
comes to roasting advice, this group has proven to be worth their 
weight in gold.
Michael
L. Michael Fraley, MD

2) From: Brian Kamnetz
Michael,
What heat source did you use for your pan roast?
Brian
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3) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Hi Brian,
I used a camping stove... with a propane burner.  And by the way, the 
roast is totally ruined, as I burned it completely up.  I decided to 
sacrifice the beans in the name of education.
Michael
On Feb 4, 2007, at 1:56 PM, Brian Kamnetz wrote:
Michael,
What heat source did you use for your pan roast?
Brian
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4) From: Brian Kamnetz
Michael,
If you sometimes would like to roast larger batches, that stove sounds like
it might be a good source of auxiliary heat for HG/DB....
Brian
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5) From: Justin Marquez
On 2/4/07, L. Michael Fraley, MD  wrote:
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There ya go!  The best way to recognize the cracks is to puposely
almost burn a small test roast.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)

6) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Brian,
I haven't ever used HD/DB, but have thought of giving it a shot.
Michael
On Feb 4, 2007, at 3:04 PM, Brian Kamnetz wrote:
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