[Homeroast] too hot to roast
yakster at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 18:19:47 CDT 2011
No, not the Geisha... I understand your frustration.
I had only a half pound of the Panama Geisha and thought I'd roasted it
well, but the last bit I was saving was on the sour side so I think I didn't
take it quite far enough through first crack. I'd imagine that your beans
are worse off, not even getting a glimmer of first and not being able to
complete the roast.
It always seems to happen when the stakes are high.
On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 3:37 PM, Mike Chester <mchet at charter.net> wrote:
> Even though the outside temp is about 100, I decided to roast coffee today
> using my CCR Hottop. The first 4 batches went fine, but on the fifth which
> was the last of my Panama Gesha that I have been carefully preserving, my
> computer crashed due to the heat. The beans were trapped in the roaster,
> just sitting in the hot drum until I could get the computer running again.
> I got it going and dumped the beans that were hot, but still green. I blew
> cool air into the laptop. ( It sits on a laptop cooler, but still
> overheated) until I got it running again. I re-started the roast, but it
> crashed again. I again cooled the computer enough to dump the beans. They
> are still green, but I fear that they will never be the same. I currently
> have my laptop inside sitting on an air conditioner vent. This had to
> happen with my rarest beans, not when I was roasting French roast for my
> daughter. She would never have known the difference if I had to re-start
> those roasts.
> I am not asking anything, just venting my frustration. Sorry.
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