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Topic: My new Nesco "Professional" Roaster Observation. (53 lines)
1) From: Todd Musselwhite
On Friday, UPS delivered my brand new Nesco along with 5 pounds of Horse, 2
pounds of Java, and the 8 Pack sampler from Sweet Maria's.
Just completed the first roast.
I had just 5 ounces left over of the Misty Valley so I used it.  Filled the
chamber exactly to the fill line.  Reduced to the dark roast line and it
measured out exactly 4 ounces.  That is very good to know since all the
sample packs are 8 ounces. :)
Refilled the chamber with the Misty Valley.  No use having 1 ounce of beans
floating around.
I have previously tested the voltage of the outlet with a volt meter.  I'm
fortunate to have 120 volts at the outlet in the kitchen.  Only 118 at the
outlet in the basement where I use the popcorn popper.
From the kitchen, I started the roast of 5 ounces of Misty Valley with 30
minutes on the timer.
I could barely detect first crack.  I didn't write down the time.  
At approximately 13 minutes into the roast, display showed 17 minutes
remaining, I was seeing oil starting to develop.  Should have hit cool.  
I finally hit the cool button at 18 minutes into the roast, display showed
13 minutes remaining.  I did this because the beans were already light
vienna. By the end of the cool down, I was definitely french roast.  Very
dark, very oily.  
My worries of roasting too slowly and having a duller cup than with the
Iroast I was contemplating on buying have been relieved.
Even with the accidental darker roast, the "aroma" wasn't overwhelming at
all.  I was expecting to have to do some venting of some sorts.  I don't
think I'll need to do that at all.
A lot has been said about the Zack & Dani not being able to obtain the
darker roasts and the Nesco being improved.  I've never used the Zack &
Dani, but my brand spanking new Nesco rushed 5 ounces of Misty Valley to
French in 18 minutes (not including the 5 minute cool down cycle). :)
Ok, so I'm bragging and gushing at the same time. :)
Ok, anyone using the Nesco roasting Horse Lot 14659?  Any recommended times
to use as a starting point?


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