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Topic: Off Topic: Cocoa? (4 msgs / 179 lines)
1) From: Tim TenClay
Good afternoon,
Sorry to ask an off-topic question.  I know someone around here roasts
Cocoa (probably more than one of you...)  I have a couple of questions:
   - Can I roast cocoa beans in my Hottop (that I roast coffee in)?  (I'm
   not terribly worried about flavor bleeding, I'm just wondering if I could
   roast both with the same roaster?)
   - Can I grind roasted cocoa beans with my regular coffee grinder? (same
   thing... not terribly worried about flavor bleeding - I'm willing to clean
   when I need a purer flavor on either side...)
Thanks!
Grace and peace,
  `tim
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2) From: Andy Thomas
I've never roasted cocoa, but I would start at
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Good afternoon,
Sorry to ask an off-topic question.  I know someone around here roasts
Cocoa (probably more than one of you...)  I have a couple of questions:
   - Can I roast cocoa beans in my Hottop (that I roast coffee in)?  (I=
'm
   not terribly worried about flavor bleeding, I'm just wondering if I co=
uld
   roast both with the same roaster?)
   - Can I grind roasted cocoa beans with my regular coffee grinder? (same
   thing... not terribly worried about flavor bleeding - I'm willing to c=
lean
   when I need a purer flavor on either side...)
Thanks!
Grace and peace,
  `tim
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4) From: John Nanci
Hi Tim and folks - I am around.  Just not chiming in a lot.
Yes, you can roast cocoa in your HotTop (about a pound).  And the 
Behmor 1600 which will hold about twice the Hottop amount (2-2.5 
lbs).  There are no contamination issues at all.  I roast both in the 
same drum roaster all the time.  And generally speaking you can roast 
twice the amount of cocoa as coffee since it roasts about 100 F cooler.
You can NOT grind cocoa in a motorized burr grinder.  The oils (cocoa 
butter) will load the burrs.  You can use a manual coffee grinder or 
a whirly blade.
Feel free to ask more here or shoot me a note directly.
Alchemist John
At 10:22 AM 2/13/2012, you wrote:
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