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Topic: the burning beans! (13 msgs / 330 lines)
1) From: R.N.Kyle
a snip from gin
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than
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Gin I find it real easy to scorch the beans in the beginning of a roast, =
due to little bean movement, If I don't use Mikes rock and roll method =
to keep the beans moving until they lighten up, the beans that hang on =
the bottom will scorch in 2 min. Of course with a roaster that is as =
fast as the Fresh Roast, will developed quickly and you really need to =
pay  close attention once 2nd crack begins.
Ron 
rnkyle

2) From: R.N.Kyle
snip from Gin
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means. 
Gin, If you do decide to get rid of it I'd be interested in purchasing =
it from you. I think the FR is a nice hot air roaster, it is fast and =
sometimes when I'm in a hurry or have run out of beans I use it. it =
makes good coffee in a short time. Jim Schulman has a method of shutting =
it off completely for one min. when it gets good into first crack. it =
will cost to the finish, and then back on until the first snaps of 2nd =
and cut it off again and let it coast to the desired finish. I have =
tried this method and it works quite well (thanks Jim)
Ron 
rnkyle

3) From: espresso gin
My question is:
is it easier to burn beans in the last few seconds in a FR original than
perhaps other roasters?
tks in advance,
ginny

4) From: miKe mcKoffee
From: "espresso gin" 
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I've only *played* with a FR briefly. But I would say YES. Any roaster than
can do rolling 2nd crack in 5min can also over roast very fast...
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5) From: Oaxaca Charlie
--- espresso gin  wrote:
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  Most definately. Seconds really count towards the end of a FR
roast.
Charlie
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6) From: espresso gin
Thanks Mike and Ron
I have become very serious with my roasting and can see the possibilities,
what would be a better way to go?
This was a gift for my birthday last year, I am not tied to it by any means.
I don't want to ruin all my beans either. Yes, I watch very carefully, use
some stove mittens to jiggle the darn thing around and have started to stop
just before 2nd crack, I can tell it's coming!
g

7) From: Oaxaca Charlie
 Do you turn it to "cool" every so often so it doesn't race
through the cracks?
Charlie
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8) From: Jim Karavias
G -
I switched from a hot-air popper to a whirly-pop placed directly over the
burners on my grill.  I usually reach 1st crack in 9-10 minutes, slow it
down and reach second in anywhere between 14 and 17mins.  I'm really happy
with the increase in controll and its a stop gap between the hot-air popper
and getting my BBQ roaster when Ed finishes them :-)
Jim Karavias

9) From: espresso gin
Jim:
Thanks very much. I bought a Wirly -Pop from Tom and I will start to use it.
I have never used one before but it seems easy enough.
Who do I talk to about the BBQ roaster?
I must have missed some stuff when my satellite was down, I am still getting
mail from Feb...
regards,
gin

10) From: espresso gin
yes but obviously not as much as I should.
I guess I need to go back into the archives and read up!
gin
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11) From: Ed Van Herik

Charlie, what's the advantage of turning it to cool to interrupt the cycle on an FR? Is there some inherent benefit to a slower roast? Or is the interruption just to gain greater control over the fast roasting times of an FR?

Ed Van Herik evanherik   >From: Oaxaca Charlie >Reply-To: homeroast >To: homeroast >Subject: Re: +the burning beans! >Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 17:07:41 -0800 (PST) > > Do you turn it to "cool" every so often so it doesn't race >through the cracks? > >Charlie > >--- espresso gin wrote: > > Thanks Mike and Ron > > > > I have become very serious with my roasting and can see the > > possibilities, > > what would be a better way to go? > > > > This was a gift for my birthday last year, I am not tied to it > > by any means. > > I don't want to ruin all my beans either. Yes, I watch very > > carefully, use > > some stove mittens to jiggle the darn thing around and have > > started to stop > > just before 2nd crack, I can tell it's coming! > > > > g > > > > > > homeroast mailing list > >http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast > > To change your personal list settings, see >http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html > > >===== > >Brick Oven Roasting in British Columbia > > > >Do you Yahoo!? >Yahoo! Platinum - Watch CBS' NCAA March Madness, live on your desktop! >http://platinum.yahoo.com > >homeroast mailing list >http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast >To change your personal list settings, seehttp://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html
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12) From: Ed Needham
BBQ Roaster?  Did someone say BBQ roaster?  Be glad to help Gin.
Ed Needham
ed

13) From: Oaxaca Charlie
--- Ed Van Herik  wrote:
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control over the fast roasting times of an FR?
Depends on your personal taste. I find a slower than FR's usual
roast nesesary to bring out more body and complexity. I never
liked the 6 minute roasts I got, but when I extended them to 12
minutes I could really hit the sweet spots I was looking for.
Some beans I like better a little bit quicker roasted,(9
minutes) and some (JBM is one good example) didn't seem to need
as much fiddling with, they just roast slower.
Charlie
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