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Topic: Roasting levels (6 msgs / 106 lines)
1) From:
As a newby,  am still having trouble recognizing the different degrees roast.   I have found what I like for the coffees I roast frequently, and am pleased with the results of mixing two degrees of doneness for the same bean -- perhaps it is delusion, but it seems to me that I can have it both ways, getting the virtues of each level.  
But I haven't learned to Go Directly to Go when trying to follow Tom's suggestions on a new (to me) bean.  Help!
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2) From: Brett Mason
John,
You've described a "melange" and it sounds like you are getting success!
Well done!
Check out Sweet Maria's degree of roast pictorial, and even more, the
descriptions.  Look at how the surface is described, the coler, the chaff,
the shinyness, oil, etc.  This should help in discerning levels...
Also, do a roast with some beans in a skillet or wok, using a spoon or
spatula to fold over - this will get you "into" the process, and can clarify
more as well...  Do it at least once.  Smoke alarms will go off if done
inside...
Thanks for posting,
Brett
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3) From: Paul Helbert
Don't be too hard on yourself. Even the pros are going to try different
roasts with a new and unfamiliar bean. Same goes with a new roasting devise.
Take notes, and with practice, you will improve and be able to get close to
what you want more quickly.
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4) From: Rich
Tom's definition of the roast levels is based on this page he has 
provided, http://www.sweetmarias.com/roasting-VisualGuideV2.html.  It 
is a good idea to have this in mind when roasting a bean that way we all 
can have the same degree in mind.
johnmhowison wrote:
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5) From: raymanowen
"...perhaps it is delusion..."
But it sounds like a good one.
Actually, I am going to recalibrate the thresholds of some smoke detectors,
and I will have a:
One smoke detector roast,
Two smoke detector roast...
They could be set sensitive enough to detect the initial out gassing
humidity and particulate levels.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
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6) From: Paul Helbert
Sure, Isn't that how they rate chili? Four alarm. Five alarm.
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