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Topic: Roasting for one serving (13 msgs / 290 lines)
1) From: Jeff Oien
I wanted to see if some old Harar I have is still good but didn't want 
to do a regular batch size. I just wanted to do enough for one cup. So I 
tried using a small type frying pan (a good one) on the stove with a 
small whisk. I kept the pan tilted the whole time so the beans would 
gather at one end and constantly agitated the beans the best I could.
I heard some first cracks around 4-5 minutes and then kept going for at 
least 3 minutes. I could tell the beans were uneven (knowing that Harar 
is uneven in the first place), there was a little scorching on some beans.
It was a total failure. When I ground the beans it didn't sound right. I 
knew this was probably because the inside of the beans didn't get 
roasted enough.
It tasted terrible of course.
Feel free to laugh at the idea. But has anyone successfully roasted one 
serving of beans? In case anyone suggests it, I'd rather not use the 
propane for the RK Drum setup for this. I have poppers but don't see how 
that could work.
JeffO

2) From: miKe mcKoffee
Yes, quite some time back for fun I roasted 28gr greens for a single double
shots worth no problem.  But I used a mod'd Rosto. Obviously with voltages
cut WAY back on both fan and heater:-) Control of the roaster and roast was
key of course.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
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found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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3) From: Brett Mason
Krispy Outsides and Krummy Kushy insides....
Need to make a drum out of 6oz kan of tomato paste, mount it on a 20lb spit,
and roast it in your BBQ.  You may need "vanes" installed inside the kan...
Just Kame to Komplement your understanking...
Brett
  RWA
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4) From: jim gundlach
I would use a heat gun for small amounts.
    Pecan Jim
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5) From: Jeff Oien
Great idea. I probably didn't think of it because I don't have one. I 
will see if anyone I know has one to lend.
Would a hair dryer be hot enough for that small of an amount of beans?
JeffO
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6) From: jim gundlach
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7) From: Sandy Andina
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Even if its highest heat setting were hot enough, on its lowest speed  
setting it'd still probably blow too hard.
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8) From: Peter Zulkowski
Hi Jeff,
I am sure that MiKe has roasted enough for one serving, and Les has 
roasted as little as one bean in his RK setup.
Me, I have roasted enough for a cup in a modified poppery, and also in 
my PGR.
Sorry you had bad luck on the stove :(
PeterZ
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9) From: Floyd Lozano
Soup can roaster!http://www.angelfire.com/pro2/panroastingcoffee/scr.htmlOn 3/20/07, Peter Zulkowski  wrote:
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10) From: Jeff Oien
Now there's an idea. I like the heat gun idea but I don't have a heat gun.
Problem with this idea is I don't have a drill that stands up. I wonder 
if there's a way I could hand crank it. And I could probably use a tiny 
tomato paste can.
JeffO
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11) From: Brett Mason
Floyd - that totally rocks!  I need to build me one o 'dem!
Brett
  RWA
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12) From: Scott Marquardt
On 3/20/07, Jeff Oien  wrote:
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I don't either, but I've wanted to build a Sivetz clone for some time:http://www.sivetzcoffee.com/images/home-sample%20roasters.jpgI'd vary his times a LOT, though -- using a nicer gun that offers
better control. Fantasy:http://www.howardelectronics.com/steinel/hg2310lcd.htmlGood temp AND lofting air control.
Note the idiotic problem -- the darned LCD would be hard to eyeball
while roasting. But I suspect a variation on Sivetz's design would be
to curve an output duct from a horizontal gun to a vertical splice to
a glass chamber, or stainless funnel of some sort. A bit of a tilt on
the chamber would allow for a TC to pick up bean temps, roughly.
- S

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Floyd:
way, eay, way cool...
thanks for taking time to post the link.
regards,
ginny
homeroasters.org
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