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Topic: how to roast question.. (12 msgs / 417 lines)
1) From: Ron Feroni
Is there a general 'rule' on how to roast coffee?  For example how long to =
1st crack , time between 1st and 2nd, etc?  Now I know roasting is an 'art'=
 and all coffee beans are different I"m just looking for a general rule...
 
ron
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ortable grinderDate: Thu, 3 Jan 2008 10:00:28 -0700
Hi Paul,
What are you calling it on ebay?  I guess the real question is: why sell it=
, what works better?
Ross

2) From: Brett Mason
I used to make rules - married couples only in the tub, no first
cracks in mixedd company, and drink tea with your pinkie extended...
Didn't work so good, some people argued over the quantinty in the tub,
and for how long until you could make that first crack.
Here's a make your own rules kit:
1. Roast some beans.
2. If oily, toss and roast again, lesds time or less heat.
3. If green, roast more, or more heat.
4. If brown, or close, then rest, grind and brew.
Adjust accordingly,
Brett
On 1/3/08, Ron Feroni  wrote:
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3) From: Ron Feroni
Brett chimed..> > Here's a make your own rules kit:> 1. Roast some beans.> =
2. If oily, toss and roast again, lesds time or less heat.> 3. If green, ro=
ast more, or more heat.> 4. If brown, or close, then rest, grind and brew.>=
 > Adjust accordingly,
 
 
Been doing rules 1-4 for some time now with decent results(way better than =
anything store-bought of course!)
 
 'Adjust accordingly', well, thats what I'm trying to hone in on...
 
ron
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4) From: Brian Kamnetz
Ron,
I combined a general roasting profile attributed to Jim Schulman with
a profile Tom offers on the SM sitehttp://www.sweetmarias.com/roasting-VisualGuideV2.html.
I will send the combined profiles to you as an off-list attachment.
Brian
On Jan 3, 2008 12:04 PM, Ron Feroni  wrote:
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5) From: Brett Mason
Last time I chimed in on times and opinions, my times and opinions
were rated half-baked. So this time I gave process.... and nobody else
chimed at all ....
Good luck,
Brett
On 1/3/08, Ron Feroni  wrote:
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6) From: ray
GENERAL RULE #1:  USE HEAT TO ROAST THE BEANS!  Seems that's the end of the
rule book?  We all do it a little different that's the neat part your free
to experiment Remember it is ROAST NOT BAKE when you use rule #1 go forth
and enjoy my friend and may the coffee cup gods smile upon you!

7) From: John Despres
Well, I think your rules summed up the process quite well, Brett.
JD
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8) From: Edward Bourgeois
Maybe you could tell us some of the things you don't like about your
roasts. Too bright, reminds me of mowed lawn, flat, wheres the
fruit?,sour, bitter, etc.
On Jan 3, 2008 7:26 PM, John Despres  wrote:
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9) From: kevin creason
On Jan 3, 2008 5:18 PM, ray  wrote:
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General Rule #2: Turn the beans about so they don't bake or burn on one
side.
General Rule #3: Cool the beans as quickly as possible so that they don't go
passed that brown point that you want to brew (the heat inside will keep
roasting it).
Go forth and roast, padawan.
:D

10) From: David Rossell
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So, what about beans that are the desired color of brown, but haven't
finished the first crack?  I'm thinking in particular about decaf beans =
here,
but also some peaberries seem to have a long, drawn-out first crack in =
which
the beans are the right shade for a city roast, but still cracking.  In =
terms
of the whole chemistry of roasting, does the bean need to go through the
first crack for the flavor to develop properly?
 
David
 
David Rossell
drossell  
Administrator of Network Services and Planning
Norwood School
8821 River Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 841-2178
 
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of kevin =
creason
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 10:40 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +how to roast question..
 
 
On Jan 3, 2008 5:18 PM, ray  wrote:
GENERAL RULE #1:  USE HEAT TO ROAST THE BEANS!  
General Rule #2: Turn the beans about so they don't bake or burn on one =
side.
General Rule #3: Cool the beans as quickly as possible so that they =
don't go
passed that brown point that you want to brew (the heat inside will keep
roasting it). 
Go forth and roast, padawan.
:D

11) From: miKe mcKoffee
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One major key is controlling the roast temperature environment so start of
1st to end of roast, regardless the desired finished bean temp, doesn't go
too fast (or too slow.) For air roasting I use as minimum guide 3 minutes
start of 1st to end of roast. This does pretty much assure 1st crack
completed without going beyond desired degree of roast.
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From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of David Rossell
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 7:45 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: RE: +how to roast question..
So, what about beans that are the desired color of brown, but haven't
finished the first crack?  I'm thinking in particular about decaf beans
here, but also some peaberries seem to have a long, drawn-out first crack in
which the beans are the right shade for a city roast, but still cracking.
In terms of the whole chemistry of roasting, does the bean need to go
through the first crack for the flavor to develop properly?
David
David Rossell
  drossell
Administrator of Network Services and Planning
Norwood School
8821 River Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 841-2178
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of kevin creason
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 10:40 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +how to roast question..
On Jan 3, 2008 5:18 PM, ray  wrote:
GENERAL RULE #1:  USE HEAT TO ROAST THE BEANS!  
General Rule #2: Turn the beans about so they don't bake or burn on one
side.
General Rule #3: Cool the beans as quickly as possible so that they don't go
passed that brown point that you want to brew (the heat inside will keep
roasting it). 
Go forth and roast, padawan.
:D

12) From: ray
Short answer: YES!  Long answer is if they are turning the proper color with
no crack your baking the beans and I bet you thought only "Duke"
knew the family secret recipe for Bushes baked beans!


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