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  • First roast ever - Indian elephant Hills

    Hey guys,

    Picked up couple kgs of the Indian elephant hills aa today. Decided I'd give the old popcorn popper a whirl.

    I measured out 2 30ml glasses (yes I know mass is ideal, no scale!) full of greenies and roasted for about 14minutes, stirring with a chopstick throughout. First crack started at about 4:30 and continued until maybe, 8ish minutes. Planning on roasting some more and probably gonna 'blend' a few roasts as I don't have enough containers to store 5 'micro roasts' and knowing my family they'll get mixed up anyways.



    Hit me up with your thoughts or any critique.

    Cheers

    Joseph

  • #2
    14 minutes? That seems pretty good, my popper does it in about 4.5, which is less than ideal...

    I’ve just got a Behmor & did a few batches of EH AA, mine ended up as a light roast or burnt! Currently drinking the light roast, it’s pretty good but very mild.

    Yours looks good though, let us know how it tastes in a few days [emoji16]

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    • #3
      Yeah I had heard that they usually go pretty quick. It's a sunbeam I picked up from myer a few weeks ago- maybe lower wattage or something?

      How do you find the behmor? I've been looking into the gene Cafe for down the track if home roasting serves me well enough.

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      • #4
        That roast batch looks pretty darn good to me too Joseph...
        Some poppers just do a great job straight out of the box and it looks like you've got one.
        Proof will be in the cup of course...

        Mal.

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        • #5
          Are you usingthesoda can chimney? Found the big cansofv with screw top lid make an excellent chimney and it tapers atthetop,
          Nice looking roast, you realise it wont end here heheheh
          Ive been thru two genecafes over 10 years i know nothing about these behmor gadgets
          Good luck roasting !
          One of us one of us one of us ��

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Sullo View Post
            Are you usingthesoda can chimney? Found the big cansofv with screw top lid make an excellent chimney and it tapers atthetop,
            Nice looking roast, you realise it wont end here heheheh
            Ive been thru two genecafes over 10 years i know nothing about these behmor gadgets
            Good luck roasting !
            One of us one of us one of us ��
            Currently not using any chimney.. Spare room is covered in chaff lol. Might move to the shed though to save so much clean up for the short term.

            Originally posted by Dimal View Post
            That roast batch looks pretty darn good to me too Joseph...
            Some poppers just do a great job straight out of the box and it looks like you've got one.
            Proof will be in the cup of course...

            Mal.
            I roasted a second batch shortly after posting, I ran it for about the same amount of time. Not quite as even but still pretty good.

            Will let you know how it goes ☺

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            • #7
              Lol been there done that!

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              • #8
                Update: tried it just now in a cap. Tastes good!

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                • #9
                  A further follow up for those interested- I've roasted a couple of batches now in my extremely high tech set up consisting of a popper and a chopstick and have found the flavour to be absolutely delightful. I've had a couple of snobs who are familiar with the Indian elephant hills aa try some on my new machine (quick mill vetrano 2b evo) just last night and this morning and the reviews have been positive!

                  Love the flavour but love the journey and experience even more.

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                  • #10
                    ...yep, that how it starts!
                    You quickly go from "proof of concept" to "hey, I really can do this" to "my friends 'aint just saying its good to be polite".

                    Take lot of notes along the way, you'll keep building on your knowledge and develop a great understanding of different beans and their optimal roast styles to suit your tastes.

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                    • #11
                      And your coffee goes from, big cup of dissapointment to COFFEE!!!!
                      Then machinery lust starts

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                      • #12
                        A lot of people here including myself started their roasting journey on the humble popper.

                        Mine was a sunbeam that lasted years but finally started to give up after I got more than my money's worth from it, think I bought it for $10 or $15.

                        Have since stepped up to the behmor after toying with the idea of building a coretto roaster until the old man said he was buying the Behmor and I offered to go 50:50 with him. This coffee obsession has become a slippery slope and takes more of my money than my home brew obsession... two hobbies I started that I claimed would save me money initially

                        Looks like you are getting great results from the popper already.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by joph View Post
                          A further follow up for those interested- I've roasted a couple of batches now in my extremely high tech set up consisting of a popper and a chopstick and have found the flavour to be absolutely delightful. I've had a couple of snobs who are familiar with the Indian elephant hills aa try some on my new machine (quick mill vetrano 2b evo) just last night and this morning and the reviews have been positive!

                          Love the flavour but love the journey and experience even more.
                          im thinking about getting into roasting, would like to experiment first though. Can you provide details on your popper so I can go out and grab one?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Sleeprequired View Post
                            im thinking about getting into roasting, would like to experiment first though. Can you provide details on your popper so I can go out and grab one?

                            It's one of these ones from myer
                            https://www.myer.com.au/p/cp4600-sna...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by joph View Post
                              nice. So I’ll grab one of those and start roasting. What is the right amount to put in, then just roast between frost and second crack depending on the bean right? I’ll get some beans along with some advice on how to do it. Mind if I hit you up?

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