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As birthdays go, this one was especially nice. ^_^ =D =D =D
My coffee roasting adventures will never be the same!  =D
Thanks, +Tim Campbell! <3 <3 <3

This was the first time roasting with the new HotTop Roaster.
I ran it on "auto" just to get familiar with how it works.
I had read the entire manual to try to determine if/when I might need to tweak the roasting, mid-cycle.  First and second crack passed while I was watching the color of the beans and the next thing I knew they were being ejected at 428ºF before they were quite to the level of darkness that I wanted.

They were almost as dark as I wanted, but not quite.

I went back to re-read to see how to extend the roast, just a tad.
It turns out 428ºF is the safety cut-off temperature.  :-/

I learned that as first-crack started, I should have cut the heat by 50% to allow a more gradual temperature increase between first and second crack. That way, second crack could go off at a lower temperature and allow for the possibility of slightly darker beans with a little oil showing, and without exceeding 428ºF.  Who knew!!!  ;-)

Always learning.  =D
I'll do better the second time.  =D

#coffee #espresso   #coffeeroasting   #hottop   #hottoproaster  
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As birthdays go, this one was especially nice. ^_^ =D =D =D
My coffee roasting adventures will never be the same!  =D
Thanks, +Tim Campbell! <3 <3 <3

This was the first time roasting with the new HotTop Roaster.
I ran it on "auto" just to get familiar with how it works.
I had read the entire manual to try to determine if/when I might need to tweak the roasting, mid-cycle.  First and second crack passed while I was watching the color of the beans and the next thing I knew they were being ejected at 428ºF before they were quite to the level of darkness that I wanted.

They were almost as dark as I wanted, but not quite.

I went back to re-read to see how to extend the roast, just a tad.
It turns out 428ºF is the safety cut-off temperature.  :-/

I learned that as first-crack started, I should have cut the heat by 50% to allow a more gradual temperature increase between first and second crack. That way, second crack could go off at a lower temperature and allow for the possibility of slightly darker beans with a little oil showing, and without exceeding 428ºF.  Who knew!!!  ;-)

Always learning.  =D
I'll do better the second time.  =D

#coffee #espresso   #coffeeroasting   #hottop   #hottoproaster  
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Thanks for sharing. I have an article about that in my Inbox that I haven't gotten to yet. Think I'll make some time now that I've seen it in action!
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Hi guys! 

A friend and I are considering a startup to design and build a home roaster for today's market. Our intention would be to run the project through kicktarter and but right now we're genuinely interested in what people who roast want from a roaster. So, we're doing some market research to try and better understand this.

I was hoping to get some feedback from people here in the form of a questionnaire. I know it's a lot to ask but it's not a long one so if you have 5 minutes we'd really appreciate your opinions here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VCkh0RmR_a78serZChrDYZbV94SSm-L0h-3A5HpddUE/viewform?usp=send_form
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Introduction to CRF-800 of CEROFFEE
  Hi, it's CEROFFEE.   CEROFFEE is the subbrand of coffee roasting machine manufactured by CM Tech Inc.   Let me introduce CRF-800, the first product manufactured by CEROFFEE. CRF – 800 is the coffee roaster with a simple and intelligent minimalist design. ...
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10 Creative Ways to Use Spent Coffee Grounds!
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Keep your spent, organic ‪#‎coffee‬ grounds for 10 other creative uses via @OneGreenPlanet http://ow.ly/Kha3P
<p>Coffee is a treat enjoyed by most all of us everyday, but why make it a wasteful treat? Here’s how to use those grounds and get the most out of your cup!</p>
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Finca Deborah Panama Geisha Coffee Cherries Ready for Harvest.

Learn about Panama Geisha coffee and our farm in the highlands of Chiriqui Province in Panama.-->

http://www.fincadeborah.com/

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As birthdays go, this one was especially nice. ^_^ =D =D =D
My coffee roasting adventures will never be the same!  =D
Thanks, +Tim Campbell! <3 <3 <3

This was the first time roasting with the new HotTop Roaster.
I ran it on "auto" just to get familiar with how it works.
I had read the entire manual to try to determine if/when I might need to tweak the roasting, mid-cycle.  First and second crack passed while I was watching the color of the beans and the next thing I knew they were being ejected at 428ºF before they were quite to the level of darkness that I wanted.

They were almost as dark as I wanted, but not quite.

I went back to re-read to see how to extend the roast, just a tad.
It turns out 428ºF is the safety cut-off temperature.  :-/

I learned that as first-crack started, I should have cut the heat by 50% to allow a more gradual temperature increase between first and second crack. That way, second crack could go off at a lower temperature and allow for the possibility of slightly darker beans with a little oil showing, and without exceeding 428ºF.  Who knew!!!  ;-)

Always learning.  =D
I'll do better the second time.  =D

#coffee #espresso   #coffeeroasting   #hottop   #hottoproaster  
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Columbia Huila El Tempo de Palestina from Sweet Maria's. 150 g roasted in a 150 deg F preheated poppery unit 435 deg F was achieved.

The last two batches I have upped my beginning roast weight from 120 to 150 grams. So far it seems I am achieving a more uniform roast. This is the limit for the original West Bend Poppery. I had to stir this batch until first crack.

From the past ten batches I have lost nearly 15 % weight between green and roasted beans. Does anyone else track and compare green bean weight and finished roast weight? I do my best to avoid bean loss but I do lose a few here and there. 
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John Robert: Forego the mods and just use your senses. You might find a hot air popper at a yard sale, Goodwill, or Salvation Army. WalMart/Target might  have them, but new ones are actually harder to find. Don't spend more than $20 in any case for the popper. Another $10 for a good-quality strainer that you can put over a fan. Get a timer for $7. And then $2 for wood skewers or chop sticks to stir the beans in the popper. Throw away the plastic. Plug it in as close to the breaker as possible. Away you go!
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