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Topic: 1st FR+ vs Caffe Rosto (6 msgs / 110 lines)
1) From: John - Deep Southern Texas
The first one to one bean comparison from last night's roasting.
    Ambient was 75 degrees (done in the kitchen
    Roasted to 12 minutes 45 seconds
        Color: light chocolate - no oil
    Roasted FR+ 4.8 minutes
        Color: Dark chocolate - slight sheen
The coffee from the FR+ is by far a smoother cup. The coffee done in the
Caffe Rosto has a grassy taste - probably needs to be roasted much darker.
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2) From: John - Deep Southern Texas
Holly,
    Roasting time.  The beans are Guat huehuetanengo because the are read=
y
fastest of my stock.  I'll check the voltage, but it should be a constant
120 (I have PowerGuard on the house system)
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3) From: hlhurd
John,
Do you mean 12 min 45 sec + the cooling time after the timer reaches 0 or 12
min 45 sec total including cooling?
If it is the former I will be amazed.  That much time in my Rosto would give
you very dark and completely oily beans.
Holly
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4) From: Rick Farris
John wrote:
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I'm glad you turned me on to how fast the Huehue beans are ready, John.  I
put it to the ultimate test when I woke up this morning and realized that I
didn't have *any* beans roasted.
I whipped out the Huehue, roasted it up to full-city, ground it and made a
16-oz press-pot out of it.  The whole process took about twenty minutes, and
made quite a nice cup.
Thanks for the tip.
-- Rick
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5) From: TFisher511
rick writes:
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This is  not a good way to maintain a CSA membership. I wonder if John has 
any roasted coffee on hand?? HeHe!
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Quick thinking Rick, to save the membership and all before your first cup of 
coffee and probably before brushing your teeth. 
Good job!
Terry F

6) From: Rick Farris
Terry wrote:
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In my own defense, I have seventy or eighty pounds of green beans
stockpiled, and I am waiting on my ISH to appear, so I didn't want to have
too many beans roasted, delaying my ISH trial.  Yeah, that's the ticket. ;-)
Along with my ISH is coming five pounds of the La Berliner.  Has anyone else
noticed the really distinct cocoa-powder taste of the La Berliner once it
cools?
I also ordered some of the Kenya Karani.  I wasn't too happy with the last
Kenya I bought -- AB, Gakui auction lot.  I'm hoping the Karani is the
"right" type of Kenya.
-- Rick
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