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Topic: GeneCafe & Cooling -- Followup (5 msgs / 223 lines)
1) From: David Morgenlender
I finally had some time to roast for the first time in 3 weeks this =
morning ...
& no longer have to drink leftover beans from vac'd mason jars in the =
freezer!
Moka Kadir Blend after 6-8 hours rest sure beats what I had been =
drinking!
I now have roasting procedures down to a routine.  First time through, I =
preheat
the drum, then go through the GC's cooling cycle.  I load the drum with =
beans,
then follow the "Eddie Dove Profile" as far as necessary to reach the =
roast
level I desire.  I hit emergency stop, dump the beans in a colander, =
which I
rush over to place on the fan, which I use to suck air through the beans.=
  I put
the drum back into the GC & run the GC's cooling cycle.  Then I load =
beans into
the drum, etc.
With this approach, I cool the GC, and have a fairly consistent starting
temperature.  
As far as the chaff issue, other than a good shake in a colander after =
cooling,
I've ignored it!  I've been able to get away with that so far because I
coincidentally haven't done a roast which leaves a lot of chaff on the =
beans! :)
I found that wrapping some paper towels around most of the fan's air =
intake
causes it to suck air almost entirely through the beans ... & I get a =
very fast
cooling ... from rolling & smoking 2nd crack to cool to the touch in 2-3 =
minutes
(or even less, since I never touched the beans in shorter time to test =
them).
Not only does this approach result in a very optimized sequence of steps =
(i.e.
I'm done much more quickly than before this), but I'm VERY pleased with =
the
roasts this produces!!!  I get really nice intense flavors, however I =
brew.  (I
haven't pulled any espresso in quite some time;  hopefully, now I'll have=
 some
time to get back to that!)  I think I'm more accurately hitting my =
desired roast
levels.  I did over-roast some Brazil Cachoeira Yellow Bourbon, because =
there
was no time between 1st & 2nd cracks, which fooled me;  this simply =
resulted in
a little more roast flavor, but still a great overall taste.
This has gotten me so excited about roasting again that today I was able =
to talk
my wife into okaying my first bean order since May.  So a few hours ago, =
I
ordered some great sounding Panamas, Kenyas, etc.!
BTW, I'm writing this in a totally dark room (except for the monitor & a =
few
LEDs).  A few hours ago approximately half the circuits in the house had =
a big
voltage drop to about 87v (other circuits at 118v), then to 14v.  Most of=
 our
lights (including my office) are on the bad 1/2;  computer (except =
printer &
cable modem) are on the good 1/2.  So as soon as I can, I'll send this!  =
I'm
just glad the problems held off until after my roasting & brewing!  :)
Thanks everybody for your advice!
Dave
On Fri, 6 Jul 2007 08:26:29 -0500, you wrote:
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2) From: Eddie Dove
Dave,
That is great news and thanks for letting us know!
I of course mean the roasting results and not the electrical problems ... ;-)
Eddie
On 8/2/07, David Morgenlender  wrote:
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3) From: David Morgenlender
It turned out that a power line fell down on our street ... very strange,=
 since
it wasn't very windy.  It sure was nice to get lighting & air =
conditioning back!
Dave
On Thu, 2 Aug 2007 21:10:27 -0500, you wrote:
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freezer!
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drinking!
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Dave Morgenlender
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4) From: Eddie Dove
Excellent roasting, cooling, lighting and air conditioning ... sounds
like life is now wonderful, Dave.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy the coffee!
Eddie
-- 
Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est
Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On 8/3/07, David Morgenlender  wrote:
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5) From: raymanowen
"no longer have to drink leftover beans from vac'd mason jars in the
freezer!
Moka Kadir Blend after 6-8 hours rest sure beats what I had been drinking!"
That begs a certain question:
Why the Sam Hell don't you just load some shot shells with the extra
unroasted Green 000Buck beans, instead of keeping "leftover beans from vac'd
mason jars in the freezer!"
That way, you'll be able to run off spies trying to steal your storage
secrets.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
Eschew storage methods that render beans undrinkable-


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