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    Re: Home Roasting = no roaster

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I have done it on a gas burner
    Bring a 1 to 1.5 lt pot it up to heat Cast iron pot is preferable (it won’t work as well in a wide pan)
    Add 300gr green beans
    Stir slowly and constantly without stoping with a whisk
    Try for 1st crack at 10 - 12 minutes
    A short time later it will start to smoke and crack again for the second time
    Take off the heat at this point and continue to stir while beans are still popping and roast colour is right
    Cool in 2 colanders and use a fan to blow away the chaff

    Hope it helps
    But do it outside the house ;)
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    Re: Home Roasting = no roaster

    Island girl
    preferrably leave 2 to 3 days before drinking if possible as they need time to degass and for flavours to develop.
    If you sample shots at different days you will be able to follow the changes in flavour and aroma

    Mal

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    Re: Home Roasting = no roaster

    Quote Originally Posted by island girl link=1218244440/0#2 date=1218247259
    Thanks KK,
    One more question. *Should I wait till they cool before putting in container.
    Once again thanks for the advice.
    Angela
    Well you should let them cool for at least a couple of minutes before storing them...dont want to melt anything! I generally bag them about 5 minutes post roast. One-way valved bags are the best but ziplock can also work. Do a search of this site for "storing/storage" and youll find plenty of info.

    sd

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    Re: Home Roasting = no roaster

    Quote Originally Posted by bolb link=1218244440/0#3 date=1218247824
    Island girl
    preferrably leave 2 to 3 days before drinking if possible as they need time to degass and for flavours to develop.
    If you sample shots at different days you will be able to follow the changes in flavour and aroma

    Mal
    Yep
    What bolb has said
    Island girl out of curiosity what green beans did you roast?

    KK

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    Re: Home Roasting = no roaster

    I just went out and also did a roast of some Mexican Organic coffee beans
    Using the pot on gas flame method. Just to see if I still had the gift *;)

    Here is a picture of the final result taken 10 minutes after cooling to room temp

    Edit
    The roast looks a little lighter in the pic due to the flash
    It looks a little darker to the naked eye
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    Re: Home Roasting = no roaster

    Hi KK,

    look pretty good -- no singeing :P What CS number would you say?

    Tho is it just my monitor (or the camera), or does there appear to be 2 colors of beans here -- to me half the beans look lighter than the other half?

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    Re: Home Roasting = no roaster

    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    Yea it was also outside on a chair
    Sunlight may have also made them lighter as well as shine from surface oil
    Or the yellow colander may have added reflected colour

    When I hold a handful the difference on both sides is not noticeable

    CS 9 roast by the card simone

    KK



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