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Topic: MY VIRGIN ROAST-WOW (4 msgs / 124 lines)
1) From: R.N.Kyle
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Way to go Myron, I do believe you are hooked, and the reward are great =
fresh roasted coffee. Folgers and quick shop coffee will never be the =
same, and that's a good thing.
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC
rnkyle

2) From: Myron Joshua
WHAT A NIGHT!!
Yesterday the mailman brought my Hearthware Precision and a few kilograms of
beans. My wife was not willing to think of me doing home roasting and didn't
even want to see the machine. Luckily, a friend asked me to do his all night
guard duty shift on our Kibbutz.
So, i took the roaster and beans down to my office in the Kibbutz factory
and set up my lab.
I was scared shitless (is that netiquettely correct??). With all the lurking
and browsing I have been doing I was still worried.
Without getting into details...the first Columbian Roast started showing
oils so I bopped the cool button. What a mavelous show of changing colors
from putrid green to gorgeous blonde, through brunette to dark brown with a
few drops of oil here and there.
So easy, so wonderful.
I went back to the jeep (after properly cleaning the chaff collector) did
some guarding and was in seventh heaven. I returned to do a shorter roast
stopping at was (hopefully) FC.
After the two Columbians I did a Kenya and two PNGS.
I wanted to do one dark PNG. It didn't quite make it so I hit the roast
button after the first cooling cycle finished. Is that a no-no??
Now, at 06:00 am, I am done and I have plenty of beans for my son in laws
who will come for the weekend. (Perfect rest time! Such timing!!)
QUESTION!
How many roasts can I knock off consecutively? What kind of waiting time do
I need between roasts. (This all night guard duty gave me the chance to let
the machine rest an hour each time.)
WHAT A THRILL! Now I am  supposed to try to get some shut eye-but can't
imagine i will succeed. Besides I have two friends waiting for me to show up
at the factory and run a batch for them.
Best,
Myron
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3) From: Ben Treichel
Yeah, you get the bug. Keep Sharp, remember to duck at the right time, 
Happy Hanukkah.
Myron Joshua wrote:
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4) From: Ed Needham
Is double roasting a no-no?  If you like it, it's not.  Some swear by it.
I've tried to re-roast beans a couple of times with marginal success.  It's
what you like that counts though.
When I roast with my HWP, I roast back to back with no waiting time in
between.  I really don't see any need.  The thing is not going to over heat.
But some swear by letting it rest between roasts.  Do it however you like.
If you start burning up machines, then do it the other way .
Oh...and some think that roasting smoke sort of gets you going  like drinking
caffeine.  That roaster on the night shift might just help you stay awake.
Welcome to homeroasting.
Ed Needhamhttp://www.homeroaster.comed
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