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!!)
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.
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