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Date: 05 Oct 2006 12:24:33
From: Johnny
Subject: San Diego Home Roasters meet Oct 7
fyi:
San Diego Home Roasters will meet next Saturday October 7 at 10am at Caffé
Calabria 3933 30th St. San Diego, CA 92104-3004

This month a 'Mr Smith' of ineedcoffee fame is hoping to bring along his
poppery and demonstrate roasting:
http://www.ineedcoffee.com/05/poppery/

All welcome.
Let me know if you have questions.

Johnny








 
Date: 07 Oct 2006 21:11:23
From: Johnny
Subject: Re: San Diego Home Roasters meet Oct 7
At this morning's meeting Michael Allen Smith (MAS) of ineedcoffee.com
demonstrated roasting in an unmodified West Bend "The Poppery" popcorn
popper. His philosophy is to "keep it simple" so his roasting tools are
simple: The Poppery (unmodified), a tin-can chimney, a wooden spoon, a sieve
and a colander.


He pre-heated The Poppery by running it empty while discussing his approach.
Although he brought along a scale and initially weighed around 134g for the
first batch of beans, Papua New Guinea - Arokara Estate AA, he poured only
so much of these into The Poppery that the beans were still just moving. To
aid releasing chaff from the beans he occasionally stirred them with a
narrow wooden spoon.


After first crack became clearly audible, Michael added a tin-can chimney so
that the expanded beans would not jump ship to somewhere not so steamy.
Occasionally he still gave the beans a stir with his favorite wooden spoon
to release any recalcitrant chaff.

A short time after rolling second crack was noted Michael tipped the beans
from The Poppery into a colander. He then proceeded to toss the roasted
beans between that colander and a large sieve until they were cool to the
touch. The result was a fairly even roast, although MAS thought that the
second roast would be better now that The Poppery had had time to
equilibrate.


For the second batch MAS roasted some Panama Carmen Estate '05


At home later I cupped a 2 minute steep, 10oz press pot sample, ground fine,
almost to stalling, and was pleased with the result. I expect it will only
improve with a little more rest.


Next meeting will be held on the first Saturday in November: Nov. 4th,
content TBA







 
Date: 05 Oct 2006 15:00:25
From: Johnny
Subject: Re: San Diego Home Roasters meet Oct 7

"Johnny" <removethis.huuanito@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:DZcVg.789$UJ2.145@fed1read07...
> fyi:
> San Diego Home Roasters will meet next Saturday October 7 at 10am at
Caffé
> Calabria 3933 30th St. San Diego, CA 92104-3004
>
> This month a 'Mr Smith' of ineedcoffee fame is hoping to bring along his
> poppery and demonstrate roasting:
> http://www.ineedcoffee.com/05/poppery/
>
> All welcome.
> Let me know if you have questions.
>
> Johnny
More shamless plugging (by me that is :-) )
MAS has also put up a notice here:
http://sandiegoblog.com/archives/2006/10/05/home-roasting-coffee-demo/