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anomad's Behmor Adventure

... works. I never started a fire with my air roaster, so I threw in some beans and let er rip. http://i.imgur.com/KPKUwTcl.jpg My first pound was a Nicaraguan that came with the espresso sampler I ordered with the machine (from Sweet Marias naturally). ¼ pound I roasted on P1 (there are 5 preset ...
by anomad
Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:42 pm
 
Forum: Behmor Discussion
Topic: anomad's Behmor Adventure
Replies: 20
Views: 2451

Re: Big "Thanks" to SM for the 8lb sampler

... Coop, Ethiopian Illubabo – Baaroo, Brazil Dry Process Carmo de Minas, Brazil Fazenda Santa Lucia Yellow Bourbon, Sumatra Lintong Tano Batak and Nicaragua Jinotega - El Buey. What do you think? Any stand outs? Which would YOU try first?
by Rookieroaster
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:12 pm
 
Forum: Choosing Coffees, Cupping, Coffee Reviews, Coffee Storage
Topic: Big "Thanks" to SM for the 8lb sampler
Replies: 4
Views: 1688

Re: Missing scores

... Dry Fragrance 8.2 Wet Aroma 8.4 Brightness 7.9 Flavor 8.6 Body 8.7 Finish 8.1 Sweetness 8.5 Clean Cup 7.8 Complexity 8 Uniformity 8 Correction 3.5 Nicaragua La Bastilla Llamada Dry Fragrance 8.1 Wet Aroma 8.3 Brightness 7.8 Flavor 8.5 Body 8.5 Finish 8 Sweetness 8.3 Clean Cup 8.2 Complexity 7.5 ...
by byron
Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:14 pm
 
Forum: Choosing Coffees, Cupping, Coffee Reviews, Coffee Storage
Topic: Missing scores
Replies: 1
Views: 589

Re: SR700

... some store bought. But the shipment got to me today and I roasted this evening! It was difficult to make a decision on the bean but I bought the Nicaragua La Bastilla Estate El Penon. My wife had complained about my earlier attempts of roasting - that they were too dark so I tried to lighten ...
by TennDave
Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:21 pm
 
Forum: Using Air Roasters
Topic: SR700
Replies: 37
Views: 8356

Re: Roasting El Salvador

... time period. What sort of drum roaster are you using and what is the weight of beans at the start of the roast? I'll be doing two 4 lb. roasts (Nicaraguan Cattura and a Guatemala Antigua La Flor) tomorrow on my BBQ roaster. (for Christmas gifts) If I preheat to 600 or 700 degrees before loading ...
by Rookieroaster
Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:44 pm
 
Forum: Americas
Topic: Roasting El Salvador
Replies: 11
Views: 2308

Re: I have met the beans

... feels almost ironic, as this evening I have just closed the jars on the just-roasted Hoja Blanco, and brewed a cup of some nearly two-week rested Nicaragua. It's all about what's promised for a party Tuesday versus what's here, but it still seems more than a little backwards from normal practice ...
by martin
Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:18 pm
 
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: I have met the beans
Replies: 1711
Views: 386501

Re: Back to East Africa

The Thanksgiving Holiday cup du jour here combines two parts of the Nicaragua Finca Buenos Aires Caturra #488 with one part of the Ethiopia Dry-Process Yirga Cheffe Konga (the lot from late 2013 - didn't get any of this summer's, alas). The Konga is only in ...
by martin
Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:32 am
 
Forum: Africa, Arabia, Asia
Topic: Back to East Africa
Replies: 7
Views: 1387

Re: Roasting Robusta

... blending different beans and roast levels so these very dark roasted Robustas should be fun mixing with my other beans I have on hand right now. (Nicaragua Caturra & Pacamara, Ethiopia Yirgacheffe and Guatemala San Jorge) Are these typical results? Any thoughts or advice for the future roasts ...
by Rookieroaster
Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:10 am
 
Forum: Technical Roasting Discussions
Topic: Roasting Robusta
Replies: 8
Views: 2405

Nicaragua Acopio Suyatal vs. La Laguna

Has anyone used the current Nicaragua LA Laguna as an espresso base? Suyatal was dynamite in previous years. I'm also wondering if Suyatal will be offered on SM's anytime soon. The description on Shrub is very intriguing, and peaked my ...
by cjkane10
Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:15 pm
 
Forum: Americas
Topic: Nicaragua Acopio Suyatal vs. La Laguna
Replies: 0
Views: 400

using a BBQ popcorn popper and a heat gun

... the distance that i keep the gun from the popper. I have gradually increased my roasts to 325 grams (and will ultimately try more) and bring some Nicaraguan caturra beans to city in about 13 minutes. In the first part of the roast I continually increase the temperature till i hit first, around ...
by aldo
Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:10 pm
 
Forum: Choosing a Roaster
Topic: using a BBQ popcorn popper and a heat gun
Replies: 0
Views: 754
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