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Topic: Garage Roasting Was: Re: New Classic Espresso Blend (3 msgs / 102 lines)
1) From: Peter Louton
I roast in my Behmor when it is 50 or so degrees.  I add a 105 seconds of preheating and I'll use 10-12 ounces rather than 14 ounces of beans.  I haven't done the New Classic, but if you are taking it too second crack, I'd suggest even using 8 ounces on the pound setting and running roasts back to back with simple vacuuming and cleaning of the temp sensor area on the right side.  At least that works for me.
Peter
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On Jan 5, 2011 11:23, Jamie Dolan <jamiedolan> wrote: 
> Wait another day and try...
> Wait another day and try...
I'll have to wait a few days now to try it when it has rested for 3.
We went through the full pound of the New Classic Espresso blend in 1
day.
When roasting with the Behmor, I found the smoke smell pretty potent.
I was thinking of trying to roast in the garage.  It is only 10
Degrees F outside now.  Suppose to be a high of 28, so it might get to
40 in the garage if I'm lucky.
Any chance I could roast with the Behmor at 40?  Would it change the
roast time significantly?
Thanks
Jamie
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2) From: Jamie Dolan
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I followed your direction, but moved up to a 1 pound roast.
Everything worked fine, until the last roast, I kept getting an error
on the screen.  I moved it in and let it warm up, and then I was able
to roast again fine.  I was colder out last night, and was more like
20 by the time I tried that last roast.  I did clean the machine
between roasts and when I was getting the error, and the error didn't
go away until after the machine was back in the house for a little
while.  Ended up with 3 pounds roasted.
I think the roast looks pretty good, I took a couple photos of it:http://jamiedolan.com/2011/01/06/moka-kadir-blend-from-sweet-marias-coffee/I hope it improves with rest.  It had a good strong chocolate taste
this morning, but the body was a little weak, just didn't taste nearly
as full as I expected.  (lots of crema though) I hope the lack of body
isn't because I over-roasted it.  I stopped the roast, just as soon as
I heard it rolling in second.
Thanks
Jamie
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3) From: Edward Bourgeois
Many folks have made/used a box with an open front to set their
roaster in to roast during cold weather. Just use common sense and be
careful.
On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 11:20 AM, Jamie Dolan  wrote:
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