Thats still better than my first attempt on a popper.
I burnt mine.
Am sure someone will come along and provide the correct term for the "asscrack" of the bean so we are all enlightened.
An example of a newbie way of roasting is to get a steel dog bowl, a whisk and heatgun and have a go at that.
Another way is to get a popcorn maker n give the beans a whirl, literally ;D
Let us know how those beans taste.
Gary at G