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Topic: Kenya Kii Auction Lot '02 - Gone Already? (6 msgs / 107 lines)
1) From: Steve Wall
I was going to post some comments on my first batch of Kenya Kii
but I went to the SM green offerings page first and noticed that
it has been pulled off the offering list, without so much as a
"Sold Out!" as shown for the Mochas.  Did it really fly out the
door that fast, or is this just a website problem?
As for my roasting results, based on Tom's roasting suggestion
("Full City+ : roast it too light and it will make you pucker")
I took it to a Vienna+.  No pucker factor at that roast at all,
in fact I think I'll risk some pucker by going to just Full City
next time.  Even at the Vienna roast (Dark brown, many oil spots)
I'm getting nice origin flavors.  I like it.
But damn, if it's all gone I'll cry.  I only ordered a pound!
Steve Wall
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2) From: AlChemist John
Sometime around 11:06 1/18/2003, Steve Wall typed:
<Snip>
Here is a tissue.  I noticed the same thing when I when to download the 
roasting notes.  Gone.  Maria said they unexpectedly sold out.  Mine is now 
resting for Monday morning tasting.
--
John Nanci 
AlChemist at large
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3) From: john kangas
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This is one I've noticed that the longer period of time before first crack 
really made a difference. Last batch was 7 or 8 minutes to first crack, 
13:30 or so to when it was dumped just before second. Still just as 
powerful, but more civilized and complex.
Unfortunately my popcorn pumper can only do this when it's cold, I need to 
get that drum working before summer!
John
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4) From: Mike McGinness
From: "john kangas" 
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Or split the fan and heater power, then reduce power to the heater to
lengthen the roast(variac etc:) Or use simple on/off switch to heater power
toggling off briefly, keeping fan running.
MM;-) aka Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
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5) From: Steve Wall
On Saturday, January 18, 2003, at 07:36 PM, john kangas wrote:
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I used the Whirley Pop for the Kii and got to first crack at 8 minutes. 
  The first hints of second crack came at about 11 minutes, 30 seconds 
and I held it through a full minute of rolling second crack, ending the 
roast at 13 minutes even.  In retrospect I think I took it too far and 
will use
a slightly less aggressive roast profile for the next batch, shooting 
for a Full City in about the same amount of time.  I'm still adjusting 
my expectations with the Whirley from air popper roasting, where I 
would go dark to avoid brightness.
Steve Wall
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6) From: john kangas
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The switch-controlling-the-heater-only thing will probably be done sometime 
soon, the Pumper won't be going anywhere. It's been doing a great job, and 
it's perfect for smaller (1/4 lb) roasts.
However, any self respecting CSA member should strive to have multiple 
roasting methods! ;-)
John
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