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Topic: hearing cracks IR2 [was compost and coffee] (44 lines)
1) From: sci
Tom
It depends on the bean. The IRoar does make it hard. Some beans are silent
on 1st, but many are loud. Most are audible. 2nd crack is more challenging
as the cracks are so delicate, like Rice Crispies in milk.
If you're having problems hearing them, I suggest using a good thermo and
watching the color closely. Color and Temp alone should be enough to nail a
roast, albeit after a few roasts.
Oh yea, if you want to go by color, definitely use a little flashlight (LED)
and use the same flashlight all the time. I keep mine with my roaster to use
the exact same light each time. If I use a different light, the color looks
different. Experiment.
Ivan
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Message: 54
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 11:23:59 EDT
From: Tomenid
Subject: [Homeroast] compost and coffee
To: homeroast
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Yes, I've been using coffee grounds in compost (and worm bins) for years.
For making compost, I wish we had the humidity of St. Louis if I could limit
it
to the few square feet we devote to compost but for the most part I'll take
our  dry Colorado climate (elevation and dryness apparently excellent for
roasting  coffee--take that Seattle).
By the way, does anyone else have problems hearing the cracks on IRoast?
It's so noisy I really can't hear them whereas on my little Fresh Roast the
cracks, first and second, come through loud and clear exactly as they're
programmed to do. You might not be able to adjust the temp on this little
 machine but
it's nice to control the cracking.
Tom
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