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    Direct Fire Roasting???

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    hey all...
    so i saw a online video of direct fire roasting and the end result was pretty even so i thought why not try it..
    i have a netting basket in which i added around 60gm of colombian supremo and used stove top as my fire source.. agigtated the beans by shaking the basket continously.. the roast took around 6:30mins, 1Crack at 4:15mins lasted around a min and when first crack ended after 15-20secs i took it off the fire and cooled it..
    overall result was kind of even i think it seems more even then wok roast.. anywho i have posted the pics here, please check it out and comment/advice..
    btw the pics are 5% lighter in colour to orignal bean colour..

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    Nice result texh,

    I have seen beans which look a whole heap worse that yours and still tasted great. My instinct is that things may have happened a little quickly, but who knows?

    Andy also has a direct fire roaster on offer CoffeeSnobs - BeanBay - Other Stuff - Hand Roaster and Green Beans - FREE FREIGHT

    As always, the answer is in the cup and I hope you enjoy yours. Good fun this roasting gig!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Talk_Coffee View Post
    Nice result texh,
    My instinct is that things may have happened a little quickly
    thanks!
    i also thought it roasted abit too quickly but dont you think its due to v.low bean quantity.. just 50gms... it wasnt even covering the whole base of the basket... almost half of the area was covered...

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    ...you think its due to v.low bean quantity...
    Maybe... but play around, take lots of notes so you know which changes helped and which hindered.

    Variables:

    Amount of beans.
    Density of the bean.
    Quality of the bean and grading.
    Height over the heat source.
    Over flames.
    Over coals.
    Amount of agitation.

    I've always said that you could "roast coffee in a metal rubbish bin with a blowtorch" as long as you have beans, heat and agitation you will produce something that resembles roasted coffee.

    Repeatability and things like controlled air flow are a bit trickier to achieve but if you are producing something you like then keep doing it.

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    did another experiment with roasting.. tweaked my process.. here is the result.. seems to me v.even...thou it was wayyy hardworking process.. please check the pic and comment/advice


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    Look much better than your stovetop roasts texh. Very even colour and nice full beans (not wrinkly).
    But once again - how do they taste?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesigningByCoffee View Post
    Look much better than your stovetop roasts texh. Very even colour and nice full beans (not wrinkly).
    But once again - how do they taste?
    thanks mate.. this was not done by any special machine or a popcorn popper.. but yes much even colour.. what u mean by wrinkly bean? beans with cracks? i thought it is a natural process...
    @how it taste: i taste all coffees same as regular coffee... manier times as instant coffee.. so kinda dispointed at myself and demotivating for me.. i like more the roasting process than the drinking...



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