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Topic: Emergency overtime session (5 msgs / 105 lines)
1) From: Justin Schwarz
Realized this morning that my roasted bean supply is dangerously low.  Picked up the Brewtus from Barry over the weekend, and my beans disappeared over the last couple of days somehow.  It has been fun playing with beans and different brew parameters, hard to get a bad shot out of that machine.  
I was all set to roast some Sidamo Maduro, a Brazil, and maybe something else.  A little digging in the coffee cupboard revealed some Jimma, Guat JBM, and about a pound of  EW# 8 Waw, Bukan Main.  
Jimma reacted nicely to the BBQ lid lift trick, 1st hit hard @ 11:30 and EOR @ 16:30 just at the verge of 2C.  Super thick fruit right off the bean cooler.
EW# 8 was the easiest < 1lb roast I've had in over a year 1c @ 12:30 and 2C @17:00, pulled immediately after 2C started.  
Guat was slightly problematic, the bean didn't want to take the heat at early stages of the roast and BT didn't reach 300 until 6:00, kept bumping up heat a little at a time but thoose beans are dense and stubborn.  1C hit at 13:30 and was not too slow or too fast, cut the center burner of the weber off and finished off a city+  @ 18:00, a bit slow but i've had slow roasts of this bean that have turned out very nice.  
I have enough rested coffee for tomorrow, but thursday will have to drink some short rested in americanos.  Darn the coffee is too fresh, will have to suffer through it for a couple of days. The perils of being a homeroaster, better to have short rested than stale swill.
-Justin
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2) From: Yakster
Getting ready to jar up the Burundi Kayanza Bwayi I just took to city... for
tomorrow's coffee, so I'm with you or a little past.
-Chris
Pecked out on my mobile phone.
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some short rested in americanos.  Darn the coffee is too fresh, will have to
suffer through it for a couple of days. The perils of being a homeroaster,
better to have short rested than stale swill.
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3) From: Robert Yoder
Hi, Justin,
 
Thanks for your post!  I'm beginning to look at roasts in terms of time to (whatever) event, be it 1st, 2nd, EOR) and it is great to see your data.  I must've missed something, however.  What roaster?  (Did I miss the clue of "the BBQ lid lift trick) (Does it mean you are roasting in a BBQ, or lifting some other lid?).
 
Don't get me wrong: whatever lid you lift is absolutely your choice.
 
Happy Roasting,
 
robert yoder
 
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4) From: kevin creason
You are able to measure bean temp (BT) in your grill setup?
I'd like to see some pictures and details on your rig, I'm dieing for
that kind of insight....
-Kevin
/*“ I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not
know what can't be done. ” -- Henry Ford  */
On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 12:16 AM, Justin Schwarz  wro=
te:
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Picked up the Brewtus from Barry over the weekend, and my beans disappeared=
 over the last couple of days somehow.  It has been fun playing with bean=
s and different brew parameters, hard to get a bad shot out of that machine.
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else.  A little digging in the coffee cupboard revealed some Jimma, Guat =
JBM, and about a pound of  EW# 8 Waw, Bukan Main.
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EOR @ 16:30 just at the verge of 2C.  Super thick fruit right off the bea=
n cooler.
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2C @17:00, pulled immediately after 2C started.
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arly stages of the roast and BT didn't reach 300 until 6:00, kept bumping u=
p heat a little at a time but thoose beans are dense and stubborn.  1C hi=
t at 13:30 and was not too slow or too fast, cut the center burner of the w=
eber off and finished off a city+  @ 18:00, a bit slow but i've had slow =
roasts of this bean that have turned out very nice.
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 some short rested in americanos.  Darn the coffee is too fresh, will hav=
e to suffer through it for a couple of days. The perils of being a homeroas=
ter, better to have short rested than stale swill.
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5) From: Justin Schwarz
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On Jan 12, 2011, at 5:22 AM, kevin creason wrote:
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