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Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« Reply #45 on: February 11, 2012, 10:57:01 am »
Roasted my first batches last night in a snow storm while sipping a martini.

Awesome.  Ground some this morning.

I jumped the thermostat today, too, so now I can get darker roasts.
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Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« Reply #46 on: February 11, 2012, 02:27:32 pm »
I jumped the thermostat today, too, so now I can get darker roasts.

Yes that makes quite a difference. Just be careful you don't melt it down.  ;)
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Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« Reply #47 on: February 11, 2012, 02:33:37 pm »
No doubt.

It's frickin cold today though, so I'm not so worried right now.
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Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« Reply #48 on: February 19, 2012, 11:46:33 am »
Roasted my first couple of batches today.  Ordered up some Colombia Finca Buenavista from Sweet Marias and roasted it in the popcorn popper.  I think I've roasted it up to about Full City.  Maybe a little dark for the bean but we'll see tomorrow morning.
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Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« Reply #49 on: February 19, 2012, 03:17:41 pm »
I've found the suggestions made by most for the roast level don't suit my palate. Plain and simple I like a Vienna roast at 465F (IIRC)...YMMV

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Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« Reply #50 on: February 19, 2012, 07:31:09 pm »
Yeah, I really have no idea at this point what I'll like.  This will be the first of what I'm sure are many experiments.  But I ordered 4 lbs to start so I have some room to play around  ;)
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Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« Reply #51 on: February 19, 2012, 07:51:56 pm »
Roasted my first couple of batches today.  Ordered up some Colombia Finca Buenavista from Sweet Marias and roasted it in the popcorn popper.  I think I've roasted it up to about Full City.  Maybe a little dark for the bean but we'll see tomorrow morning.

Maybe I missed it...but what did you use to roast the beans?
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Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« Reply #52 on: February 19, 2012, 08:20:32 pm »
Maybe I missed it...but what did you use to roast the beans?

Nah, I didn't post what I used.  I used a West Bend Air Crazy Popcorn popper.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036WS1GY/ref=oh_o02_s00_i00_details

It worked nicely.



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Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« Reply #53 on: February 19, 2012, 08:57:36 pm »
Maybe I missed it...but what did you use to roast the beans?

Nah, I didn't post what I used.  I used a West Bend Air Crazy Popcorn popper.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036WS1GY/ref=oh_o02_s00_i00_details

It worked nicely.

That's affordable for sure.

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Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« Reply #54 on: February 20, 2012, 07:54:20 am »
Maybe I missed it...but what did you use to roast the beans?

Nah, I didn't post what I used.  I used a West Bend Air Crazy Popcorn popper.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036WS1GY/ref=oh_o02_s00_i00_details

It worked nicely.

Did it roast fine out of the box?  I cut the thermostat out of mine, but I was roasting in a snow storm and below freezing temps.

This weekend, in mid-40s, it roasts to first crack in just under 5 minutes, which is much improved. 
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Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« Reply #55 on: February 20, 2012, 09:00:36 am »
Yeah, it worked fine out of the box.  I did it indoors though.  First crack only took about three minutes.  After my first pot of it this morning I definitely need a darker roast on it.  It's good, and the character of the coffee really comes through, but for my tastes it's too light.

I think I'll roast another batch to a darker level tonight and blend it with some of the lighter stuff.
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Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« Reply #56 on: February 20, 2012, 10:04:02 am »
Indoors? :-[

Hopefully not in the house! I get a lot of smoke from mine and have never needed to bypass the thermostat. First crack in about 2-2.5 minutes.
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Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« Reply #57 on: February 20, 2012, 10:09:37 am »
Yeah, I did it indoors.  There was some smoke but not too bad.  Didn't set off any alarms or anything and my wife didn't complain which is a good indicator.  But since I'm going to be roasting darker I might move the operation out to the garage for the next batch.
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Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« Reply #58 on: February 20, 2012, 12:03:04 pm »
Indoors? :-[

Hopefully not in the house! I get a lot of smoke from mine and have never needed to bypass the thermostat. First crack in about 2-2.5 minutes.
When I want darker I just leave the popper on longer-I promise you it will get your coffee as dark as you want it.  I had something distract me for a couple of minutes last month so I put the popper down.  When I came back there was thick black smoke pouring out and the beans looked like tiny charcoal beads.
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Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« Reply #59 on: February 21, 2012, 10:36:20 pm »
Sounds like we got ya, I hope you enjoy the coffee that you roasted. Roasting consistantly with a popper takes alot of effort. good one ya!