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Topic: New roasting setup, was Koratie DP roasting (4 msgs / 85 lines)
1) From: Brian Kamnetz
Bill,
I somehow missed something big... what new roasting setup? Last I knew
you had just received a great new heat gun....
Brian
On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 4:54 PM, Bill  wrote:
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2) From: Bill
Brian,
the new old setup qualifies as new in my world.  not new roaster, just new
setup.  So I have a new old HG that has digital input.  Pretty pleased with
it.  Will continue to report on that.  Have a new sheet metal lid with 2
holes, one for the HG spout and one for the exhaust.  2 thermocouple leads
in the breadpan, one in the beans and one in the exhaust spout.  The TC in
the beans took a beating, so just glued a permanent port into the side and
glued the TC lead into the side with foil... we'll see how that goes.  if
it's bad I'll pull it.
I should post a review of the HG, but it's not time yet.  A few more months
to really learn it...  The HG really does have 10F variable input into the
beans.  I can slowly ramp the heat down without decreasing the environmental
temp, as was discussed here and elsewhere a month ago... I don't know if it
makes a difference in the cup, but I can do it!  I chart bean temps and
exhaust temps every 30 seconds.  So I get a pretty good picture of the
profile curve...
so anyway, i have a closed system, 2 TC recording points, and variable
digital heat inputs.  So I'll call it a new setup... and I'm enjoying it!!!
 Still lots to learn as always!
bill in wyo
On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 2:59 PM, Brian Kamnetz  wrote:
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3) From: raymanowen
"...ramp the heat down without decreasing the environmental temp"
Can you also ramp the heat Up without increasing the environmental
temperature? How do the beans respond to that prestidigitation? Better yet,
How does it Taste?
Cheers, Mabuhay and Magandang Umaga -RayO, aka Opa!
On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 8:56 PM, Bill  wrote:
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4) From: Brian Kamnetz
Bill,
You have been making very good progress in roasting methods and
equipment! I look forward to your reviews when you are ready. I'd love
to see a bunch of photos; maybe you can post some on Tom's photo site.
I personally would be especially interested in detailed photos of your
TC placement.
Brian
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