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Date: 14 Aug 2007 15:01:02
From: Tink
Subject: First time Roaster
Hello All,
=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 I am so glad that I finally tried roasting my own
coffee beans. It was so easy. I got a sample package to try, I already
had the roaster I was going to use. I roasted up some sumatra mandheling
beans first. I haven't tried them yet because I just roasted them
yesterday so they are still resting. I used a whirly Pop, popcorn popper
to roast them. If I had known how easy this is I would have done it alot
sooner. So if there is anyone that hasn't tried it yet, go for it
because if I can do it anyone can. Since this was my first time I
thought I would burn them or under roast but it turned out great. I just
opened up the flip top of the popper to check how the roasting was
going. I can't hardly wait to taste these freshly roasted beans, I will
post back and let you know how the coffee taste. No coffee beans you can
buy anywhere will be this fresh. There are a lot of places online to buy
green beans just do a google search. Green beans stay fresh up to two
years. Below is the ULR for this popper, green beans, instructions and
other items. Use only medium heat to roast using this method any hotter
and the beans will burn.
=A0=A0Have a good day.

Tink
Coffee Addict

http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.stovetop-popper.shtml





 
Date: 15 Aug 2007 00:32:14
From: Zeek!
Subject: Re: First time Roaster
On Tue, 14 Aug 2007 15:01:02 -0500, Tink0952@webtv.net (Tink) wrote:

>Hello All,
>       I am so glad that I finally tried roasting my own
>coffee beans. It was so easy. I got a sample package to try, I already
>had the roaster I was going to use. I roasted up some sumatra mandheling
>beans first. I haven't tried them yet because I just roasted them
>yesterday so they are still resting. I used a whirly Pop, popcorn popper
>to roast them. If I had known how easy this is I would have done it alot
>sooner. So if there is anyone that hasn't tried it yet, go for it
>because if I can do it anyone can. Since this was my first time I
>thought I would burn them or under roast but it turned out great. I just
>opened up the flip top of the popper to check how the roasting was
>going. I can't hardly wait to taste these freshly roasted beans, I will
>post back and let you know how the coffee taste. No coffee beans you can
>buy anywhere will be this fresh. There are a lot of places online to buy
>green beans just do a google search. Green beans stay fresh up to two
>years. Below is the ULR for this popper, green beans, instructions and
>other items. Use only medium heat to roast using this method any hotter
>and the beans will burn.
>  Have a good day.
>
>Tink
>Coffee Addict
>
>http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.stovetop-popper.shtml

Yes, welcome to the club, Tink. I still use my original popper roaster
I acquired off of Ebay for 10 bucks!

It didn't take me long to realise that I prefer my roasts no more than
a minute past the end of first crack. Darker roasts just start to have
that "charcoal tea" taste. A burnt cellulose brew ain't worth my time.
I enjoy tasting the origin over the roast. And lighter roasts have
more caffeine. Try a green bean brew just for kicks if you have a
grain grinder. You'll be flyin' high on that vitamin "C"!

Since you visit SM I'll suggest a few pounds of that Kenya AA Nyeri
Karatina - my fav right now from my latest shipment.


  
Date: 15 Aug 2007 07:55:46
From: pheasant
Subject: Re: First time Roaster
Zeek! wrote:
>
>
> Yes, welcome to the club, Tink. I still use my original popper roaster
> I acquired off of Ebay for 10 bucks!
>
> It didn't take me long to realise that I prefer my roasts no more than
> a minute past the end of first crack. Darker roasts just start to have
> that "charcoal tea" taste. A burnt cellulose brew ain't worth my time.
> I enjoy tasting the origin over the roast.

One thing for newbies I'd like to add; when I went from hot air popper
to a stir crazy/conv oven setup, is it takes longer between steps.

So your comment about 1 minute after first crack would apply to the much
hotter poppery or pumper(hot air machine)

I've been using the stir crazy for about 6 months now, and am still
trying to find the sweet spot where I like it. But like any other
obsession; I won't give in. Will find it eventually. And enjoy the
results along the way.

Ah yes........... home roasting, more variables than making sausage.

Mark


 
Date: 15 Aug 2007 00:20:28
From: Ed Needham
Subject: Re: First time Roaster
You might want to check out http://www.homeroasters.org
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Ed Needham
"to absurdity and beyond!"
http://www.homeroaster.com
*********************

"Tink" <Tink0952@webtv.net > wrote in message
news:23172-46C209FE-250@storefull-3277.bay.webtv.net...
Hello All,
I am so glad that I finally tried roasting my own
coffee beans.
<SNIP >




 
Date: 14 Aug 2007 22:15:04
From: Dan Bollinger
Subject: Re: First time Roaster
Tink, Congrats on your success and welcome to the club. Dan

"Tink" <Tink0952@webtv.net > wrote in message
news:23172-46C209FE-250@storefull-3277.bay.webtv.net...
Hello All,
I am so glad that I finally tried roasting my own
coffee beans. It was so easy. I got a sample package to try, I already
had the roaster I was going to use. I roasted up some sumatra mandheling
beans first. I haven't tried them yet because I just roasted them
yesterday so they are still resting. I used a whirly Pop, popcorn popper
to roast them. If I had known how easy this is I would have done it alot
sooner. So if there is anyone that hasn't tried it yet, go for it
because if I can do it anyone can. Since this was my first time I
thought I would burn them or under roast but it turned out great. I just
opened up the flip top of the popper to check how the roasting was
going. I can't hardly wait to taste these freshly roasted beans, I will
post back and let you know how the coffee taste. No coffee beans you can
buy anywhere will be this fresh. There are a lot of places online to buy
green beans just do a google search. Green beans stay fresh up to two
years. Below is the ULR for this popper, green beans, instructions and
other items. Use only medium heat to roast using this method any hotter
and the beans will burn.
Have a good day.

Tink
Coffee Addict

http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.stovetop-popper.shtml