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Topic: what amount is too little to roast (13 msgs / 528 lines)
1) From: NOFORMAT Stephen Carey
Stephen Carey 
July 28, 2007  
   Need some experience on this one.  When I ordered my roaster I
   received 8 quarter pound packs of great beans.  Now, with a number of
   150 grams to 190 grams roasted I find myself with only 56 to 57 grams
   in the bags.  I don't trust myself or the IR2 for roasting such a
   small amount.
   
   I can do a couple of things:
   
   1) order more of those kinds and work with the many other beans I
   have, including 4  one pound bags I ordered; or
   
   2) pre-roast blend them in a way that I am roasting the ones that had
   the closest roast recipe (time, temp) and do an odd blend; or
   
   3) find out from you what you all have done.
   
   I choose number 3 for now, though while waiting I may roast an as of
   yet unopened bag to try something new.
   
   This roasting is crazy, I can't drink enough to keep up with what I
   WANT to roast.  Plus, I have a few pounds of coffee I brought back
   from a roaster in Costa Rica and I should either slow down on the
   roasts and use it or give it away.  I guess I should keep some to see
   how close I can get to what I know I like - not a bad problem.
   
   Stephen Mark Carey
   
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2) From: Stephen Carey
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Need some experience on this one.  When I ordered my roaster I 
received 8 quarter pound packs of great beans.  Now, with a number of 
150 grams to 190 grams roasted I find myself with only 56 to 57 grams 
in the bags.  I don't trust myself or the IR2 for roasting such a small amount.
I can do a couple of things:
1) order more of those kinds and work with the many other beans I 
have, including 4  one pound bags I ordered; or
2) pre-roast blend them in a way that I am roasting the ones that had 
the closest roast recipe (time, temp) and do an odd blend; or
3) find out from you what you all have done.
I choose number 3 for now, though while waiting I may roast an as of 
yet unopened bag to try something new.
This roasting is crazy, I can't drink enough to keep up with what I 
WANT to roast.  Plus, I have a few pounds of coffee I brought back 
from a roaster in Costa Rica and I should either slow down on the 
roasts and use it or give it away.  I guess I should keep some to see 
how close I can get to what I know I like - not a bad problem.
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Need some experience on this one.  When I ordered my
roaster I received 8 quarter pound packs of great beans.  Now, with
a number of 150 grams to 190 grams roasted I find myself with only 56 to
57 grams in the bags.  I don't trust myself or the IR2 for roasting
such a small amount.
I can do a couple of things:
1) order more of those kinds and work with the many other beans I have,
including 4  one pound bags I ordered; or
2) pre-roast blend them in a way that I am roasting the ones that had the
closest roast recipe (time, temp) and do an odd blend; or
3) find out from you what you all have done.
I choose number 3 for now, though while waiting I may roast an as of yet
unopened bag to try something new.
This roasting is crazy, I can't drink enough to keep up with what I WANT
to roast.  Plus, I have a few pounds of coffee I brought back from a
roaster in Costa Rica and I should either slow down on the roasts and use
it or give it away.  I guess I should keep some to see how close I
can get to what I know I like - not a bad problem.
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3) From: Les
Go for number 2!  Those crazy blends can be amazing.  I have never had one
that was "bad."  I have had a number that were outstanding.
I have a leftover bag where all of those small about of beans go.  When I
have a pound I roast it up!
Les
On 7/28/07, Stephen Carey  wrote:
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4) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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I have what i call a "seabag blend" all thru my deployment everytime I
spilt a bean or a few would slip out of a bag they all fell out into the
bottom of my seabag I collected all them up (best guess over 25 types of
coffee totaling about 1 and 1/2 pounds) all went into the HG/DB roaster
as my first post deployment roast.  it came out great as a C+!!!
 
Dennis
V/R, 
FC1(SW/AW) Dennis W. True 
"Life Liberty and the pursuit of all who threaten it..."

5) From: Stephen Carey
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Brilliant, I will save them up and make a fun blend, one more way to learn.
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Brilliant, I will save them up and make a fun blend, one
more way to learn.
At 03:50 PM 7/28/2007, you wrote:
Go for number 2!  Those
crazy blends can be amazing.  I have never had one that was
"bad."  I have had a number that were outstanding.
I have a leftover bag where all of those small about of beans go. 
When I have a pound I roast it up!
Les
 
On 7/28/07, Stephen Carey
<steve
> wrote: 
Need some experience on this one.  When I ordered my roaster I
received 8 quarter pound packs of great beans.  Now, with a number
of 150 grams to 190 grams roasted I find myself with only 56 to 57 grams
in the bags.  I don't trust myself or the IR2 for roasting such a
small amount. 
I can do a couple of things:
1) order more of those kinds and work with the many other beans I
have, including 4  one pound bags I ordered; or
2) pre-roast blend them in a way that I am roasting the ones that had
the closest roast recipe (time, temp) and do an odd blend; or 
3) find out from you what you all have done.
I choose number 3 for now, though while waiting I may roast an as of
yet unopened bag to try something new.
This roasting is crazy, I can't drink enough to keep up with what I
WANT to roast.  Plus, I have a few pounds of coffee I brought back
from a roaster in Costa Rica and I should either slow down on the roasts
and use it or give it away.  I guess I should keep some to see how
close I can get to what I know I like - not a bad problem. 
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6) From: Aaron
The I roast will do up to 6 ounces at a shot.  I generally keep mine in 
the 5 oz to 5.5 oz range...   when you measure out your beans, measure 
them at batches of about this size, that way you will end up with 3 
batches of beans to cook and zero left overs.
granted I don't always follow my own advice and end up with a bag with 
an ounce or so of beans in it, I throw them into a container and when it 
gets nuff in it to roast, I make a mix and match roast up.   To date, 
they all have turned out pretty good.
another method would be to get a hot air popper,  then can do an ounce 
or two at a shot and a short batch like that would be pretty perfect for 
one.
whatever method you do, there is never any reason to really have to 
waste beans.
or.   you can gather them up and when you have a pound or so,  send them 
bulk rate to me and Ill be happy to take care of the problem fer ya 
:)    yah I like this option the best
aaron

7) From: miKe mcKoffee
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The minimum I've Rosto roasted is 22gr greens for one double shots worth. I
believe Les RK drum roasted one bean, but that just seems a bit extreme so
haven't done it myself:-) So I'd have to say "too little to roast" would be
zero beans.
 
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From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Stephen Carey
Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2007 12:43 PM
Need some experience on this one.  When I ordered my roaster I received 8
quarter pound packs of great beans.  Now, with a number of 150 grams to 190
grams roasted I find myself with only 56 to 57 grams in the bags.  I don't
trust myself or the IR2 for roasting such a small amount.
I can do a couple of things:
1) order more of those kinds and work with the many other beans I have,
including 4  one pound bags I ordered; or
2) pre-roast blend them in a way that I am roasting the ones that had the
closest roast recipe (time, temp) and do an odd blend; or
3) find out from you what you all have done.
I choose number 3 for now, though while waiting I may roast an as of yet
unopened bag to try something new.
This roasting is crazy, I can't drink enough to keep up with what I WANT to
roast.  Plus, I have a few pounds of coffee I brought back from a roaster in
Costa Rica and I should either slow down on the roasts and use it or give it
away.  I guess I should keep some to see how close I can get to what I know
I like - not a bad problem.

8) From: Larry Johnson
On 7/28/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote (among other
things): ............
So I'd have to say "too little to roast" would be zero beans.
Right; because you'd never hear 2nd crack.
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-- 
Larry J
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.  -
Walter Bagehot

9) From: Les
Mike is right, I did roast one bean in the RK just to say I it could be
done.  It was a nice city roast,  It was munch brewed!
Les
On 7/28/07, Larry Johnson  wrote:
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10) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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Man how did you ever cool the bean mass?
 
Dennis
V/R, 
FC1(SW/AW) Dennis W. True 
"Life Liberty and the pursuit of all who threaten it..."

11) From: Wes Tyler
Les..I know you roast in the RK drum. You also said a few days ago that you=
 sometime pull out the hot air popper for a different taste. Can you duplic=
ate the roast and taste of a drum in the popper? How would you describe the=
 difference? The best coffee I have had so far was a Columbian roasted in a=
 RK by RK. 
Wes
----- Original Message ----
From: Les 
To: homeroast
Sent: Saturday, July=
 28, 2007 11:56:34 PM
Subject: Re: +what amount is too little to roast
=
Mike is right, I did roast one bean in the RK just to say I it could be =
done.  It was a nice city roast,  It was munch brewed!
 
Les
=
 
On 7/28/07, Larry Johnson  wrote:
On 7/28=
/07, miKe mcKoffee <
mcKona> wrote (among other things): 
.=
........... So I'd have to say "too little to roast" would be zero beans.=
Right; because you'd never hear 2nd crack.
 =
From: homeroast-admin
 [=
mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Stephen Carey
=
Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2007 12:43 PM
Need some experi=
ence on this one.  When I ordered my roaster I received 8 quarter pound pac=
ks of great beans.  Now, with a number of 150 grams to 190 grams roasted I =
find myself with only 56 to 57 grams in the bags.  I don't trust myself or =
the IR2 for roasting such a small amount.
I can do a couple of thin=
gs:
1) order more of those kinds and work with the many other beans I =
have, including 4  one pound bags I ordered; or
2) pre-roast blend the=
m in a way that I am roasting the ones that had the closest roast recipe (t=
ime, temp) and do an odd blend; or
3) find out from you what you al=
l have done.
I choose number 3 for now, though while waiting I may roa=
st an as of yet unopened bag to try something new.
This roasting is cr=
azy, I can't drink enough to keep up with what I WANT to roast.  Plus, I ha=
ve a few pounds of coffee I brought back from a roaster in Costa Rica and I=
 should either slow down on the roasts and use it or give it away.  I guess=
 I should keep some to see how close I can get to what I know I like - not =
a bad problem.
-- 
Larry J
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12) From: Les
Wes
You can't duplicate the taste of a drum in an air roaster.  You can get real
close with the Uber Popper modifications that Plain Mike has done.  A good
air roasted coffee brings out the brighter notes of the coffee.  However,
the layers of flavor are more muted.  What I like about the drum roast is
there seems to be a deeper richness that develops that is tough to get in
the air roast method.  I am not advocating that one is necessarily better
than the other, just different.  It is also easier to do a good drum roast
for espresso than it is to tame the high notes in an air roaster.  In my
opinion, drum roasting is easier than air roasting.  The window for pulling
the roast in the sweet spot is much bigger in a drum due to a number of
factors.  You can be 10 seconds off and ruin an air roasted coffee for
espresso.  You have at least a  good 30 second to one minute window on a
drum roaster.  I will often air roast a Kenya for Vac-Pot or French Press to
pull out those high notes.
On 7/29/07, Wes Tyler  wrote:
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13) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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Now that is a cup I would like to taste!! 
Dennis
 
 
  The best coffee I have had so far was a Columbian roasted in a RK by
RK. 
Wes


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