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Topic: Anyone tried this to roast? (5 msgs / 97 lines)
1) From: Stan Klonowski
Hello everyone,
I was on for a bit but had to go hide due to time constraints.
Anyway,  I saw one of these the other day and convinced my wife to pick one
up for the purpose of roasting coffee.http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/5250170/index.cfm?clg&bnrid180501&cm_venO&cm_cat=Shopping&cm_pla=outgrl&cm_ite=Mesh%20Grill-Top%20Chef's%20PanI used it last night on the grill. My first batch went as follows: 1st crack
at about 7minutes, rolling second at12 minutes. It turned out less even than
I would have liked but it was a positive first attempt.
For the second batch I opted to close the grill to keep in more heat and
make for more thorough heating. This resulted in a first crack at about 3:50
after which I opened the lid, my second rolled at 10 minutes. The roast is
much more even.
I tend to shake/toss the beans every 30 seconds to try and keep things even.
I think reducing the initial heat may help also.
Any input would be appreciated.  I will report back after the first tastes
this evening.
Stan
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2) From: Bill
Stan,
can't wait to hear how the coffee tastes.  Looks like it should be a decent
way to roast...
bill in wyo
On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 1:04 PM, Stan Klonowski 
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3) From: raymanowen
Wow! that's almost how my cooling colander looks- without the lid.
Big bucks, though. -ro
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4) From: Dave Ehrenkranz
Stan,
In looking at the picture and comparing the mesh to my Behmor cage it  
seems consider beans would fall thru the mesh. But I sense that didn't  
happen to you. Am I correct?
dave
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5) From: Edward Bourgeois
My idea would be to use make a collar to set the basket on. Something
looking like a piece of stove pipe maybe 6-8 inches tall, maybe cut
most of the bottom out of a sauce pan with a handle. It would act as a
heat plenum for better heat control. A 500f+ dial thermometer or
thermocouple probe could be installed through the collar and set just
below the basket to measure the temp. just before it hits the basket.
The pan could be shaken and/or beans stirred with a wooden spoon to
mix.
farm
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