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floydpink
11-29-2010, 08:35 PM
Just finished one of my favorite blends.

Roaster: Behmor 1600
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc266/rastapete69/roaster1.jpg

Beans: Sweet Marias Liquid Amber Espresso.

This is a "pungent and potent blend", that I love to roast into second crack, almost Vienna.
Longer than I normally roast, and going into a rolling second crack, I never leave the roaster as things heat up quickly and a fire risk is always present.
I roast this one on profile C on my behmor and the roast is a long one at 22 minutes, with first crack starting around 15 minutes into roast, second crack starting around 21 minutes and by 22 minutes, I am in cooldown with a rolling second crack and plenty of pungent smoke.
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc266/rastapete69/roaster2.jpg
Once finished, after a 2-3 day rest, this blend really shines and hits it's peak around 5-8 days after roast.
Of all the blends I have roasted, Liquid Amber Espresso blend really suits my latte drinks perfectly. It really has a smooth spiciness that leaves a long aftertaste.
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc266/rastapete69/beans.jpg

On a scale from 1-10, this one is a solid 8.

Blueface
11-30-2010, 06:48 AM
I am totally staying away from you guys for a while.:D

floydpink
11-30-2010, 07:23 AM
I am totally staying away from you guys for a while.:D

Whatever. Keep trying to resist. You'll be roasting before Spring.:r

hscmit
11-30-2010, 07:26 AM
great pictures
I can almost smell those beans roasting

Blueface
11-30-2010, 07:35 AM
Whatever. Keep trying to resist. You'll be roasting before Spring.:r

I hear ya.

Just ordered this device yesterday.
Battery operated and sucks the air out of the beans for storage.
http://www.beanvac.com/

I like toys so yeah, I can see a roaster in the future and I can also see me wearing it as my wife throws it on my head.:r

floydpink
11-30-2010, 07:41 AM
I hear ya.

Just ordered this device yesterday.
Battery operated and sucks the air out of the beans for storage.
http://www.beanvac.com/

I like toys so yeah, I can see a roaster in the future and I can also see me wearing it as my wife throws it on my head.:r

I like. Gives me an idea for my letter to Santa.

Blueface
11-30-2010, 07:44 AM
I like. Gives me an idea for my letter to Santa.

Seattle Coffee Gear has it but I ordered it from my local Bed, Bath and Beyond.
It is available only on their website but I ordered from the store in person as my wife has those 20% coupons that can only be used there.
Ended up being $38 with shipping and all. Sells for $39 everywhere, including eBay.
Check this out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wntIi1doigs

ashtonlady
11-30-2010, 08:22 PM
I only see it at Zaccariddis. Everyone else is sold out

Mister Moo
12-01-2010, 06:58 AM
I've bean on a longish (6-months) roasting layoff - first roasting break in 10 years. It is time to regroove and fire that muthuh up this week. I've been meandering through the commercially available realm for a while and, much to my surprise, it still really sucks by comparison. I figured it woulda gotten better by now. Ho hum.

Someone inspire me.

replicant_argent
12-01-2010, 07:55 AM
Some Sumatran and a Costa Rican Hard bean blend for me, the Sumatra fairly dark, and the CR fairly light. Good enough to keep me alive for another day or few.

Blueface
12-01-2010, 08:34 AM
I only see it at Zaccariddis. Everyone else is sold out

Bed, Bath and Beyond online only had 40 of them on Monday night.
Paid for it in the store to use the 20% coupon.

floydpink
12-01-2010, 09:50 AM
I've bean on a longish (6-months) roasting layoff - first roasting break in 10 years. It is time to regroove and fire that muthuh up this week. I've been meandering through the commercially available realm for a while and, much to my surprise, it still really sucks by comparison. I figured it woulda gotten better by now. Ho hum.

Someone inspire me.

Wish I could Dan, but it looks like the commercial stuff has inspired you to get back.

I'm sipping on some of the Liquid Amber I roasted a couple days ago and, once again, it's really shining after a couple days rest.

Wanger
12-02-2010, 07:01 AM
Did a bit of Sumatran and Kona last week. Loving them both. The Sumatran is more earthy and dark and heavy. The Kona has a beautiful light flavor to it. Seems like hints of tea in it. I think the Kona I did may be the best batch I've done yet. :D

germantown rob
12-03-2010, 02:58 PM
Where to begin, LOL. Now that I can roast a kilo at a time I have been ordering from coffee shrub and roasting 10-20lbs a week. I am throwing bags of coffee at strangers walking down the street. If your foot even touches my driveway you have to take home a pound of beans. Heck I even grind it for them, :sl.

Really enjoying Ethiopian Jimma Niguise as an SO espresso, but when roasted with a quicker finish it is excellent drip as well.

just received some costa rica yellow honey that is still resting.

I roasted up some of this years Panama Gesha that turned out very nice as one of the first light roasts on the new roaster.

floydpink
12-06-2010, 11:43 AM
With the cooler weather and roasting outside, I have been having a hard time getting full roasts accomplished.

One of the limitations, and there are many, of the Behmor, is you can only add 2 additional minutes onto the preset roast profiles and that isn't allowing second crack to be reached without adjustments.

Some adjustments I have found to work are smaller roast sizes, different roasting times, etc.

Any tips would be appreciated.

Mister Moo
12-06-2010, 03:09 PM
Any tips would be appreciated.Cardboard box with fiberglass insulation (aluminized finish facing in) glued on top, sides and back faces? That oughta keep the heat closer to home for about $3.00. A correcty sized box would probably do the trick alone (it does with a popper); the glass would only protect the cardboard from being overheated.

The last bag, a pound of normally reliable Mayorga yirg from jrcigars, was SOOOOOOOOO bad Mrs. Moo and I almost cound't drink it. I gotta get organizized.

replicant_argent
12-06-2010, 04:02 PM
A bit of Tanz Peaberry and some sumatra mandehling done today should keep me from getting murdered by my wife for another week or so.

ashtonlady
12-06-2010, 09:46 PM
If it is too cold I roast inside under the Stove vent. It works just fine. The only draw back I have is that I cant smoke cigars in the house.

floydpink
12-06-2010, 10:15 PM
If it is too cold I roast inside under the Stove vent. It works just fine. The only draw back I have is that I cant smoke cigars in the house.

Wish I could roast under the stove vent.

My house doesn't vent outside from the stove, just recirculates the air through a filter so the smoke alarms would go off.

Supposed to warm up in Florida by the weekend though, which is great news as these 30 degree nights suck.

ashtonlady
12-06-2010, 10:26 PM
Wish I could roast under the stove vent.

My house doesn't vent outside from the stove, just recirculates the air through a filter so the smoke alarms would go off.

Supposed to warm up in Florida by the weekend though, which is great news as these 30 degree nights suck.

I thought all stoves had to vent out of the house. I am sorry about the cold weather. it started in Seattle.

Wanger
12-07-2010, 08:10 AM
Wish I could roast under the stove vent.

My house doesn't vent outside from the stove, just recirculates the air through a filter so the smoke alarms would go off.

Supposed to warm up in Florida by the weekend though, which is great news as these 30 degree nights suck.

30 degrees? HEAT WAVE! :p

We always roast inside in our kitchen, and have the stove fan running throughout the roast. There have been a handful of times that the alarms have gone off, but it's not a big deal to us. Generally only happens when we let them go a bit too long. The house smells great for a few days afterwards, too. :D (We roast with a Behmor, BTW.)

floydpink
12-07-2010, 12:24 PM
Lots of concrete block houses in Florida vent the clothes drier outside for obvious reasons but do not vent the stove, instead recirculate the air through a vent filter.

This is the case in my house, and although I would be sure to have a stove vent on the future if buying a new house, I am stuck roasting outside.