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Topic: Stovetop roast (27 lines)
1) From: Barbara Wilson
Rick,
I have a high output gas stove and on the high output burner I warm the 
beans (not the pan alone) at the lowest temp possible (that is zero on 
my stove). As soon as they are pretty evenly warm I turn it up to almost 
the highest setting (about 9.2 out of 10 being highest). I am getting 
really good at stirring them quickly otherwise they don't roast evenly. 
Also, a wok is much thinner than the pan that I use. Mine is probably 
3/4" thick copper or bronze with a really smooth surface that the beans 
glide over.  It takes about 25 minutes to roast 2.5 lbs. Actually it 
took about the same amount of time when I was roasting 1.5 lbs. That 
seems like about the right amount of time to me. If it were too hot they 
would probably roast too quickly. I have been surprised at the quality 
of the roast. I actually prefer it to the coffee that I roast in the 
IR2. I often will throw a batch of the exact same coffee in the IR2 at 
the same time that I am roasting in the pan and it just doesn't have the 
depth of the pan roasted. I suppose its the melange roast thing.
Barbara
 Anyway as soon as they are Rick Copple wrote:
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