[Homeroast] chaff

Seth Grandeau grandeau at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 16:35:29 CST 2011


The only concerns I've had with chaff is too be careful when roasting a
"chaffy" coffee, to avoid a chaff fire.  I've had two and they are smokey
messes.  Chaff can also clog a vacuum pot, if you're using the glass filter
rod.

On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 11:38 AM, Edward Bourgeois <edbourgeois at gmail.com>wrote:

> I'm more careful with ET/MET with chaffy coffees as not to singe the
> remaining surface chaff/mucilage which can then effect the taste. I'll
> cut down the batch size if necessary to maintain the desired time
> profile while being able to slightly lower the heat applied.
>
> On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 10:27 AM, michael kaericher <mike_kae at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> > I have found no difference in flavor,  but I do get more spritzes in my
> espresso shots when there is a lot of chaff.
> >
> > -Mike
> >
> > On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 5:47 PM CST Janomac wrote:
> >
> >>There simply is not enough difference in taste (actually none that I can
> >>tell) to make it worth the effort of total removal.
> >>Over the past few years, that has been the general opinion of this list.
> >>
> >>A few folks have taken chaff from their roasting and made a tea (as Terry
> >>from Hawaii mentioned). It is pretty "weak" stuff with little flavor.
> >>Making tea from the pulped coffee cherry (Yemen = Qishr) is altogether
> >>different and produces a mildly acidic, delicate, herbal flavor not
> unlike
> >>a weak infusion of hibiscus & rosehips.
> >>
> >> I roast light and almost always have some "skin" clinging to the beans
> >>(depends upon the variety). It is evident after grinding and I can blow
> >>much of it out when I grind medium to course (for French Press), but it
> >>just gets all over everything and clings by static charge to everything.
> >>
> >>Kirk
> >>"Janomac"
> >>(resident chaffinista)
> >>
> >>On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 4:36 PM, j3r <j at j3r.org> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Just wondering what people's thoughts on chaff are as far as taste
> goes. I
> >>> have a bean that when roasted still has significant chaff left on it.
> Is it
> >>> worth trying to rub it off or will it not affect anything? I have read
> to
> >>> not worry, but I come here for the expert's opinion :)
> >>>
> >>> Thanks,
> >>>
> >>> Jer
> >>>
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