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Topic: What type of beans to start roasting - stovetop (4 msgs / 102 lines)
1) From: Jeff Garaventa
I want to start roasting and will probably start with an open pan/wok 
on a stovetop. Can anyone recommend a good type of bean to start 
roasting with from Sweetmaria's list of types - or can you suggest a 
type to not use. I drink mostly drip coffee and occasionally French 
Press or moka pot.
Thanks!
Jeff Garaventa

2) From: Vicki Smith
Welcome Jeff. The choice of a coffee for someone else is always hard. I 
don't know if your proposed method makes one bean better than another. 
I've never roasted indoors on a stovetop as I do not have any good way 
to deal with the smoke, but I'm betting other folks here on the list 
will chime in with some suggestions.
Again, welcome!!
Vicki (a bread machine/heat gun in the garage kinda person)
Jeff Garaventa wrote:
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3) From: Brett Mason
If you are JUST starting, go with a less expensive bean.  I like my
Columbians, Brazils and Costa Ricas - they are flexible and
forgiving...
Smoke.
Open the windows.
You will get smoke!
Maybe you should try a popper to start with.  One reason: The air
surrounding the beans will create an even roast.  I do lots of pan
roasting, but you have to keep "folding over" the beans, as the heat
is only below.  They can roast incompletely, so you have to work it...
You'll love it any way you go...
I roast on my patio - where it is about 20 degrees - but NO smoke...
Brett
On Dec 31, 2007 2:05 AM, Jeff Garaventa  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

4) From: Kevin Hayes
I've roasted in a wok for a few years now. Since I tend to get a
melange roast (mix of roast levels), I often choose coffees Tom says
can "take a range of roasts".
Peaberry can be easier because the beans roll around better. Monsooned
coffee is difficult because it's easy to burn, being lightweight.
All that being said, you have a huge variety to choose from and most
any SM bean will work.
Kevin Hayes, new Behmor roaster in Buffalo NY
Monday, December 31, 2007, 3:05:01 AM, you wrote:
JG> I want to start roasting and will probably start with an open pan/wok
JG> on a stovetop. Can anyone recommend a good type of bean to start 
JG> roasting with from Sweetmaria's list of types - or can you suggest a
JG> type to not use. I drink mostly drip coffee and occasionally French
JG> Press or moka pot.
JG> Thanks!
JG> Jeff Garaventa
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