Oh... the easy ones first hey?Originally Posted by Derkdigler link=1130317040/0#0 date=1130317040
What sort of a roasting method were you looking at using?
Start with single origins if possible. I think it gives you a better introduction than trying to roast blends right away.
Roast your first few a bit dark to give you an idea of how far you can go. As some have already said, it is sometimes worth burning a batch to see what happens, but I would not recommend doing it in an Imex or similar. Also, you need to be careful not to end up with the flaming bowl of beans - it can happen!
Be prepared to never be impressed by pre-roasted beans again.
Keep records of your roasts so you have an idea of roast profiles for specific beans.
Delay. Act now.