Bought a Wagner HG for $25 at the True Value in Lockeford CA. Set-up
the wok on the Electric Jennair stove (a special burner mounts on the
Jennair that holds the wok). Fan on. Set the heat to Medium and put in
the first batch 1/2 cup Colombian beans. Hit the beans immediately with
the hi heat setting from the HG and stirred. Didn't time the roast.
The beans heated nicely, but I noticed that they were different shades
of tan to brown. I continued to roast thru the 1st crack and into the
second. Some beans were much darker than I am used to, but generally
the batch was typical for me (City+).
My second batch was larger, about 3/4 cup. I set the cooktop heat to
med and heated the beans without the HG for about 5 min. Probably could
have used a higher heat. The beans were starting to change color and I
was stirring fairly briskly. Stopping every few minutes to sip my
Chardonnay. Very important part of roasting in the evening. I hit the
batch with the HG on high and soon hit the first crack and continued
until the batch went into the second. The color was dark enough and oil
was starting to show. I cooled the beans on my holey pizza pan and
bagged it. Will rest the batch for a few days let you know how it
The chard was a little messy, but not an issue.
The process was more work than the IR2, but certainly more fun. Can't
wait to try it again.
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