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Topic: Small, dense, roasted beans - Was BBQ grill roaster - first effort (23 lines)
1) From: Blake Andres
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I have noticed that too little heat for too long a time early in the =
roast can result in small dense beans.
I still panroast about half the time -epecially for big-bodied coffees. =
To keep an even roast and the desired profile,
I start with lower heat and more rapid stirring early in the roast. As =
thermal mass of beans increases/evens-out, I increase the applied heat & =
decrease the stirring. Depending on the bean, I most often finish in =
18-25 minutes.
The small dense bean phenom. happens to me almost every time I change =
any part of my pan-roasting routine - most often when I am travelling, =
using someone elses pan and cooker, and exercise too much caution with =
applied heat early in the roast.
No matter how many roasting toys you have in your possesion - roasting =
in an uncovered pan/wok will give provide you with more feedback than =
any other roasting method.
Blake Andres


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