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Old 02-17-2008, 04:47 AM   #1
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Home Roasting

Wondering how many people here home roast?
My HCF friend (oedipus1) tuened me on to home roasting many years ago. I have not been roasting since the fire (not roasting related).
I lost my green beans & roaster in the blaze.
But - I have to say there is no finer coffee than that you roast yourself.
Even if you buy the same beans from a roaster you still control the depth of roast as well as how fresh the beans are when you grind them.
Also when you roast - you have access to a quality and variety of beans that goes far beyond what you can fine anywhere.

Roasting beans is very simple - filling a glass cup, putting it into the roaster, putting the lid on & setting the timer to the depth you want.

Now we are talking AMAZING Coffee!
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:34 AM   #2
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Lost in the blaze!?!?! What blaze!?!?! Please tell me the castle did not burn....
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:21 AM   #3
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I have been roasting for a few months. There is nothing like it. I went from a Fresh Roast 8 I got from Barco to the new Behmore 1600. Lots of fun, machine pays for itself, and the coffe is exactly the way you want it everytime!!!
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:41 AM   #4
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Hey Craig, that old Fresh Roast available????


And Loren, I'm with Capt here....what blaze? Whatthehellhappened????????
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Old 02-17-2008, 03:33 PM   #5
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Also buy the patience option.

Too often people forget that coffee needs to rest for awhile after roasting. Generally let the beans sit for 24-48 hours to allow outgassing before you grind and brew.
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Originally Posted by rmrdaddy
Hey Craig, that old Fresh Roast available????


And Loren, I'm with Capt here....what blaze? Whatthehellhappened????????
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:00 AM   #7
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I have been roasting for a little more than 1 year and love it. the coffee comes out great; but alas I am the only one in the house that likes it; so we also buy crappy commercial stuff to keep the boss happy.

It is a true pleasure to have something you make come out so good. It is a fun hobby that is not too too expensvie.
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:35 AM   #8
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Sorry to not reply sooner - yes I did have a fire here.
It was contained to my smoking room.
Sucks, but was so close to lossing the house I am very Thankful.
I've gutted the room back to bare walls & am going to do a new Hardwood & trim look this spring.
What can I say - no one was hurt & my home is still standing.
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