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Topic: help: roasting coffee in a nut roaster (4 msgs / 70 lines)
1) From: Peter Genuardi
Hi  folks -
So, I've been roasting coffee at home for a while now and a friend of mine
who has a professional nut roasting machine suggested we try some in there.
Well, we tried and the thing gets pretty hot really fast. The first batch of
1 lb. Chiapas FTO hit the first crack at like 4 minutes.
We turned the heat down and tried again. This time it roasted more slowly,
but the agitation seemed to be off as the roast got done pretty unevenly.
Some beans were charred on one side while others never made it past the
first crack.
I've pasted the video below. Any suggestions on how to modify the agitation?
The arms won't move from that angle...I thought maybe I could just agitate
with a big wooden spoon, like i see people doing in woks.
I've posted a phone cam video on my web site, if you have the time to take a
lookhttp://www.petergenuardi.com/site/?q=node/52Thanks - Peter
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2) From: Michael Mccandless
You might try a cover - the environment needs to participate in the process.
McSparky
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3) From: Eddie Dove
Peter,
You may wish to try fewer beans.  Like the same principle as
centrifugal roasters, try to get to a single layer of beans.
Eddie
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4) From: Jim Gundlach
I was just going to suggest the opposite.   More beans might allow the  
paddles to stir more effectively.
      pecan jim
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