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    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
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    Clumsey bloody oaf.

    One of them days ya shouldn't have got outa bed.

    Roast day, decisions to be made, check the bean cupboard Ethiopian Limu looks good, with about 10% Robusta, so weigh out the beans, dump em into the Coretto and away we go, 19 mins later, done and dusted, great looking roast, into the cooler, not quite sure what happened next, however the result was complete roast, every bloody bean hit the deck idiot next 15 mins cleaning up, what a pain, never done it before and will take care not to do it again.

    Guess the good news is I managed to salvage most of em, it coulda been worse, at least I didn't burn the shed down.
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    Friend of mine was roasting a 5kg batch with the next batch sitting in the chute ready for next roast, inadvertently released the 5kg of greens into the roaster mid-roast---oops!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenman View Post
    Friend of mine was roasting a 5kg batch with the next batch sitting in the chute ready for next roast, inadvertently released the 5kg of greens into the roaster mid-roast---oops!!!!!
    Oh dear, expensive mistake.

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    Clumsey bloody oaf.

    Quote Originally Posted by greenman View Post
    Friend of mine was roasting a 5kg batch with the next batch sitting in the chute ready for next roast, inadvertently released the 5kg of greens into the roaster mid-roast---oops!!!!!
    Did the same thing last week....... mad.... hand on the wrong lever..... load rather than eject
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    I fumbled and broke an ACF cup yesterday.

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    Did that myself a few years ago Yelta...
    Bad days happen now and again, unfortunately.

    Mal.

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    Yep, bean there. Except I roast in my garage and when I did it I dropped mine all over the small pile of firewood we keep in there. So I had to clean them up but they were definitely unusable unfortunately. Never made that mistake again.

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    If only you knew those days were coming so you could book them in you calendar to stay in bed and not operate any machinery
    I once dropped a finished batch into the cooler – and then realised the mesh colander wasn't in place! All the beans hit the cooling fan – it was like an explosion in a fireworks factory! Hot beans flying everywhere – and I was in thongs!
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    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
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    The good news is it was worth salvaging.

    Had run out of roasted beans so had to try this batch this AM, for 24 hours post roast it's drinking very nicely, lovely viscous rich chocolaty pour.
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    Yelta, my biggest problem is doing stuff at 100 miles per hour instead of just calming down a bit and taking more care.
    We just had a sudden storm here. I rushed on to the verandah to rescue a pillow, saw that a table cloth was wet and blown over the table, grabbed it and pulled it off.
    Only problem was that under it was a treasured ceramic planter I was given when I retired.
    Smashed the item to bits and spread the plant in it all over the verandah.
    My parents used to call this behaviour "Bull-at-a-gate".

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    I feel the pain. Dropped my Behmor basket on the ground one time and the poor little babies went everywhere.

    Not that long ago during a roast, instead of hitting more time I hit cool which left my roast very much under done.

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    Uuuuuuugggggghhhhh....... was just putting the beans from the hopper back into their bag, and it was all a BLUR from this point, but the bag is all of a sudden rolling over and tipping almost all the beans down into the gap between my grinder bench and the oven!!!

    I think the expression on my face was not dissimilar to this:



    I tried to salvage as many as I could, scooped up alot of them, put them in my roast cooling sieve, and ran the fan full blast (to blow away any of the inevitable hair that they picked up...), but to be honest I reckon some of them must have surely picked up some oils or something from the ground due to splatters from the stovetop...

    The ones that went under the oven I just made the executive decision to bin, it was a bit filthy under there haha.. I think I lost about 100grams all up (not too bad I guess.. lucky I put my three roast batches in separate bags), but still.. dagnabbit!

    Put them in separate bag labelled "Dropped!!!", and have put it at the bottom of the one way valve bag to be consumed last... so I may get some distinct notes of bacon and eggs in that batch

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Bad luck Simon, These things do happen.

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