[Homeroast] Brand New Roaster-To-Be here

miKe mcKoffee mcKona at comcast.net
Tue Dec 28 19:41:09 CST 2010

Rayo, out to lunch today with misinformation. Even flat out wrong

The small length of time, seconds, needed to empty a commercial roaster into
an efficient cooling bin DOES NOT cause un-uniform roasts. Quite the
contrary. My USRC 3k routinely doing over max rated capacity rated 7.1 to
8lb batches can roast far more uniformly than my $2700 Computer Controlled
HotTop doing rated 1/2lb batches.

And wrong again, the beans are not held at a constant steady temperature
state during the roast but rather constantly increasing temperature state,
similar for the roast environment though not the same with some late roast
stages ET actually lower than BT.

I won't go further about not just heat but type of heat and type of heat
transfer and air-flow affecting roast quality but have bagging to do...

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> [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On 
> Behalf Of raymanowen at gmail.com
> Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 5:12 PM
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Brand New Roaster-To-Be here
> Good coffee roasting, by whatever method, consists only of a 
> controlled
> heating of the green coffee beans- ramping the temperature up 
> at a certain
> rate and holding at particular plateaus at constant 
> temperature. That done,
> you're half-way there.
> Now that each bean is uniformly heated and held at a steady state
> temperature, the roasting will continue to progress until you 
> >Get Rid of
> All the heat you just applied<. As each beans stays hot, it 
> will continue to
> roast- same for the beans' interior.
> [Now, how much do you want a Large Capacity roaster that takes several
> seconds to transfer a roasted batch to a cooling 
> environment?] Can you say
> "melange or Paisley roast?" The first beans into the cooler 
> won't be roasted
> the same as the last ones to be cooled, since they all came 
> from the same
> Hell Hole.
> The commercial drum roasters can't attain the same roast 
> uniformity as a Hot
> Top, with its few-ounce capacity and diminutive cooling platform. This
> forces the home roaster to deal with the stunted heating capacity of a
> toaster and equivalent cooling to outsmarting the pesky Thermal Fuse.
> Solve all that, and I predict there's a Grinder in your 
> future- just thought
> you'd like to know!
> Cheers, Iechyd da, Mabuhay - RayO, aka Opa!
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