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Topic: fire roasted coffee (7 msgs / 120 lines)
1) From: Zara Haimo
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Last night we burned some oak in the fireplace instead of the usual fake =
logs, so I decided to try roasting in a mesh popcorn popper over the =
coals.  It took a lot longer than I expected - I didn't time it, but =
probably about 20-25 minutes - and produced a natural mélange despite =
my trying to keep the roast even by shaking the popper frequently.  I =
tried a sample this morning and it was pretty good with only a slight =
smokey taste.  I wouldn't do this often, but it's another method to add =
to the repertoire for camping trips or just a change of pace.

2) From: Floyd Lozano
If i was going to roast over a fire it would be over a closed bottom pan so
you don't get the flames actually touching the beans.  That would, I think,
help even out the heat transfer and reduce the melange effect as well as
protecting the coffee from wood smoke (unless you're roasting over cherry o=
r
apple wood or something, i dunno ;) ).  I'm curious to try roasting over a
fire too, but I am very sensitive to heat (i.e. wimp) and would need
something with a wicked long handle to hold and stir it with.  A friend of
mine that visited Africa (2 years in the peace corps visit) said that they
use a pot suspended over a fire on a tripod and tilt the pot and stir to
roast everything that needs roasting in this manner, be it coffee or nuts o=
r
whatever.  I could see that working!
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3) From: Leo Zick
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Well aren’t we highfalutin.. burning oak in the fireplace. J
 
 
From: Zara Haimo [mailto:zara] 
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2007 11:55 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: +fire roasted coffee
 
Last night we burned some oak in the fireplace instead of the usual fake
logs, so I decided to try roasting in a mesh popcorn popper over the =
coals.
It took a lot longer than I expected - I didn't time it, but probably =
about
20-25 minutes - and produced a natural mélange despite my trying to =
keep the
roast even by shaking the popper frequently.  I tried a sample this =
morning
and it was pretty good with only a slight smokey taste.  I wouldn't do =
this
often, but it's another method to add to the repertoire for camping =
trips or
just a change of pace.

4) From: Scott Marquardt
On 2/26/07, Floyd Lozano  wrote:
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How about a perforated "drum on a stick," resting on a "Y" of some
kind (half a classic campfire spit-holder) in front of the fire. Then
you just need  to turn the thing constantly.
Beats shaking anything cantilevered from one's hands!
- Scott

5) From: Zara Haimo
What I used is the kind of popcorn popper someone on this list calls an 
Androck - there's one on ebay right now: http://tinyurl.com/37nh9d

6) From: jim gundlach
Androck is a brand name of a line of kitchen and household utensils.   
One of their items is a clam-shel like over the fire popcorn popper.   
Androck items are among the more economical "antique or collectable"  
items.  I have had three of the clam-shell style poppers, two were  
Androck brand the other a knock-off.  The Androck's are much better  
made, the shells match better and they are less likely to spill the  
beans than the knock-off.  Since the seller does not name tell the  
brand, you can't really tell them apart from the picture, I have  
asked the seller to check on the brand.  If is an Androck, I'd  
recommend it, if the knock-off, I would not.
       Pecan Jim
On Feb 26, 2007, at 10:50 PM, Zara Haimo wrote:
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7) From: jim gundlach
The seller of this popper has checked where I told him to look for  
the brand and has found that it is an Androck.  If you are interested  
in over the fire coffee roasting, I recommend buying this one.
      Pecan Jim
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