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    Another first-ever roast...

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Thought Id jump in and also proclaim my neophyte status in coffee roasting. *Never thought Id end up roasting myself, but this forum inspired me to dive in and give it a go.

    What did we do without the Internet? From this forum, I not only gained the knowledge of how to roast (thanks to all the helpful advice on here) using a popcorn popper, but also bought a few kilos of green beans to with which to experiment *through the helpful Andy.

    Im happy with the look of the first batch - but will wait the requisite time before throwing it in the Rocky. *For interest, it started as 140 grams of Costa Rican Tarrazu.

    Cheers all.

    Zaphod.




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    Re: Another first-ever roast...

    Well done, Zaphod. Theres no looking back now.
    I know what I did before the Internet - went out more, wrote letters, made more phone calls - and thought Lavazza was great coffee. :-[

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    Re: Another first-ever roast...

    I had a laugh...I once thought Lavazza was good coffee too. Been a while since those days! Now Im staring down the rabbit hole of home roasting...

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    Re: Another first-ever roast...

    Nice-looking batch, Zaphod, congratulations on having embarking successfully on your wonderful journey.

    Robusto

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    Re: Another first-ever roast...

    How long did you roast for?

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    Re: Another first-ever roast...

    Thanks Robusto!

    Doppler, as it was the first one I kind of lost track of time what with the excitement, chaff, burning fingers from holding the improvised flue in place, and smoke. I pulled it when it looked about right. In hindsight, it could have gone a little longer.

    So, have just done another three batches (with some to give away to a mate) - and timed carefully.

    With a popper - a solid first crack between 3 and 4 minutes. Rolling second crack started around 5 minutes and I pulled it at 5 min 30s. Result: pleasant sheen and decidedly more even result - see below.

    Proof as always will be in the cup!




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    Re: Another first-ever roast...

    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    Clever - attached the same photo again.

    One more time for those that need a coffee...




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