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Topic: Successful "Tree Dried Natural Roast" (38 lines)
1) From: JoAnne Phillips
I wrote a while back about how this bean swelled and clogged my iR to  
the point where it couldn't circulate the bean - end result was half  
the beans were burned and half were still green.  Awful - not  
drinkable.  The fan simply couldn't handle the load.  I tried again  
with less beans - same result.
Today I did a 2 oz load in the new FR8 and it handled them just  
fine.  But 2 oz isn't much coffee so I broke out my old FR8 and did 2  
oz in it.  Same thing - the fan tumbled those beans just fine.  It  
was such a nice day out (66 in the shade) I let the machines cool and  
did two more roasts. Now I have a melange of four roasts ranging from  
C+ to FC+ filling a quart mason jar about 3/4's full.
We did a 1/2 # roast of this bean in John Brown's Behmor on P1 and it  
roared from 1st to 2nd with almost no lull.  Lots of chaff and the  
chaff was very dark brown.  I left most of that roast with John as he  
didn't have any of that bean but the sample I took home with me was  
very nice.  It has wonderful mouth feel (something I don't usually  
care for because of the mud) even in the AP!
This is the first time I've ever experienced "mouth feel" with the AP.
This bean turns yellow and swells to twice it's size almost  
immediately and throws a LOT of chaff.  If anyone else is having a  
problem with this bean try cutting your roast size by 1/3 or even  
1/2.  I think there is just so much chaff it stops the air flow.
Having two roasters proved to be so nice I think I'll continue to use  
them both together.
JoAnne in Tucson


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