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Topic: Cast Iron Coffee Roasting (and rambling) (5 msgs / 154 lines)
1) From: Brett Mason
Awesome accounting of coffee over time...
Thanks for sharing, I hung on every word, while sipping my Java
Government Estate, drip....
Brett
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2) From: Lynne
Thank you, Ed - ramble away! I loved hearing your story.
I've been stove-top roasting for about a year and a half now. My other pot
is
smaller (I wanted to find a way to roast more beans at once, too), but I'm
also
concerned about any possible toxins I might be adding to my coffee - it's
one
of those Circulon pots, and there is some sort of coating on it, a coating
that's
worn away, I might add. (Something else for me to worry about, lol)
I love cast iron - have used & abused frying pans for years. Always use high
heat when I cook (only destroyed one pan - it split in half- many yrs ago).
I
figured that the heavy cast iron would be good to use on an electric stove,
(my
theory is that the heat retained would make up for the constant on/off
action of
the stove - but I might be wrong).
Anyway, it's fun to try. I don't have a wok, but that would be difficult
with electric.
Maybe just a stainless steel pot, also dedicated just for coffee roasting?
Hmm -
that's a possibility, too.
Lynne

3) From: Larry Johnson
A great read, Ed.
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4) From: Jared
Thanks for the great story Ed.   I first realized I could roast coffee while
up on Red Ground above Negril Jamaica on my Honeymoon in 2000.  An old
Rastafarian friend roasted us some blue mountain coffee in a cast iron pot
over a fire.  Great memory.  Once home and a year or two later I  remember
finding your site (homeroaster.com) and Sweetmarias site.  Thanks for your
contribution to my coffee fun Ed.  Jared

5) From: Ed Needham
I've had numerous people from third world countries email me over the years 
asking advice on building hand cranked, wood fired roasting drums that they 
can use on their coffee producing farms with no electricity.  So far, the 
closest I've come to visiting one of these places is the Kaanapali 
plantation in Maui.  That was a treat, but not high adventure like the 
stories from Tom's last adventure.
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Ed Needham
"to absurdity and beyond!"http://www.homeroaster.com*********************


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