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Topic: First roast with modified SC... (7 msgs / 151 lines)
1) From: Sean Cary
Nicaragua Limencello Est...
Ran my normal profile for the SC/TO...  I keep to some pretty standard
profiles 300 degrees from 0-7:01, then a bump to 400 - usually until about
12:00 during which I get first crack, then up to 500 degrees until I sense
2nd about to start from the smoke/smell then I usually pull it about 16 min
or so...  That was with the heat on the SC.  I watch the temp on a
multi-meter/thermocouple...and I note the actual compared to what I have the
TO set to.  Didn't have the meter running, the thermocouple pulled out - and
I was using an extension cord - that I have never had to use...since I am in
no way setup to roast in the "new" garage.
So I ran the same "profile" (yeah, its simple...and not really a profile,
but it works for me).  And I was not getting any indication of a 1st crack
at past the 12 min mark...outside temp was 63 which normally scores me first
at about 10-11 min mark...
So I fired up the SC heat - right about then my daughter came out to see me
after coming home from school, and we discussed the word Characteristics
when she mentioned that it smelled like fruity vanilla smoke - and I was in
a heavy rolling first...  So I killed the SC heat...
Then it kind of stalled, so I fired up the heat and whammo, smoke and I was
in 2nd really really fast....then I went to pull it and drop it into my
beenie vac - DOH the shop vac in in the bathroom I am tiling/wainscoting.
So I grabbed my old mesh colander and did the bowl to bowl deal until I saw
my fan - so I tipped that up and shot chaff all over the place (I REALLY
like my shopvac set up - much faster and MUCH cleaner.)
So end result - oil all over the beans and I am not confident in the
outcome.  Oh well.
Think I will use the heater the OTHER way next time, start with it on, then
turn if off to extend the time between 1st and 2nd.
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Sean M. Cary
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2) From: Paul Helbert
Hi Sean,
Do you have the Galloping Gourmet jacked up off the Stir Crazy with some
sort of spacer? I run mine right down on the handles and it gives me no
trouble getting 250 grams to first crack at around seven to eight minutes
(46 F ambient with no heat from the bottom) and almost all of the chaff
blows out the crack of the overlap. My temperatures are not very meaningful
as I have not installed a thermocouple yet. I think I was running with the
GG temperature control set on high until first crack, but unfortunately that
detail did not make it into my notes. I don't really trust my memory.
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3) From: Sean Cary
Aluminum ruler with a spacer/bolts to let the chaff out...
On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 4:16 PM, Paul Helbert  wrote:
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4) From: Bill
Sean, make sure you report how the coffee tastes!bill
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5) From: Sean Cary
will do - about to make some with it in a few minutes...  I went danger
close on the roast times this week and just used the last of last weeks
roast in Moka pot brew.
Just told the wife I was going to break out the Aeropress...have not played
with it much.  So I will continue to add variables and skew my results!
Nothing like consistency...  I'd make a horrible scientist.
Still better then anything you can buy.
Sean
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6) From: Sean Cary
tried an Aeropress with two scoops....  One was last weeks beans, one was
this weeks , er experiment.  Was not a bad cup...I am not the cupper that
some folks are, and I am a 1/2 and 1/2 and sweet n lo adder so I am sure I
miss some of the subtlety and I am sure some folks on the list would put
their nose up at my roasts/brews.
But I also never taste hints of leather and anise in my cigars - and I have
smoked some seriously fine ones - sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
Coffee to me is either good - or bad, with different degrees of good.  I
don't have time at this point in my life to refine my roasts to the degree
that many on the list do.
Sean
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7) From: Bill
I like the AP with 4 scoops... It can really bring out the flavors.bill
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