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Topic: Greetings and a few questions about roast (4 msgs / 96 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
I don't know of ANY Artisan commercial roasters who use water quenching. I
do know of some very large commodity roasters who do. But it's not
necessarily to increase quality but cool mega large multi-bag batches from
monster huge roasters. In fact quality wise sometimes quite the contrary, a
way to add weight to the roasted bean and basically cheat the consumer.
My USRC roaster has in drum quench capability, I've never and don't plan on
using it. (It's also automatic in drum fire suppression system should the
need arise.) 
Air cooled in 3 or 4 minutes is all that's needed. Cup says so.
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2) From: Joseph Robertson
Short and sweet, that's the miKe I know. Fellow roasters watch for
miKe's posts, this man has some time in the service when it comes to
roasting coffee.
JoeR
On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 6:49 PM, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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3) From: Greg Hollrigel
Thanks everyone for the information.  I'll give it a go without the water
cooling and see if that changes anything.
I appreciate the thoughts on extending the roast time and moderating the
temperature.  That's what I'll play with in my next few go arounds.  I think
that's just another difficulty with the stove top poppers, but I think I've
come up with a system used for my last roast of Auriferous.  I think when
I'm ready, I'll make the investment in the Behmor roaster or other more
controllable drum roaster.
I agree that ultimately, if I like the taste, I'm doing it right.  But, I
think it is also good to understand where others are coming from in terms of
their roasting styles when you're comparing flavors from the same batch of
beans.
Really, this is a great hobby and I'm glad I took the plunge!  Cheers.
Greg
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4) From: jeff michel
Yeay Behmor!
Hi Greg,
I just got one and OMG! I am blown away at how easy it is to get  
incredible coffee.
For those with a hottop all I can say is, life must be good! ;)
Jef
On Feb 11, 2009, at 8:36 AM, Greg Hollrigel wrote:
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