[Homeroast] Chaff

Raybob Bowman raybob at tube-tone.com
Sun Jul 14 12:49:42 CDT 2013

Thanks.  I started roasting with the heat gun.  Great for consistency in 
the roast, compared to oven, but very dependent on weather outside.  
Does blow chaff away as you roast which was a good thing.  May go back 
to that for rest of summer.  With oven roasting, if I don't blow it, 
just pour from pan to jars, I'm not really having any problems at all 
with chaff, just keeping it in the jars with the beans.  Another factor 
is the 1500watts/13 minutes cost much more than the propane for my oven 
@ $1.65 per gallon delivered.

On 7/14/2013 10:00 AM, homeroast-request at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com wrote:
> From: Brian Kamnetz<bkamnetz at gmail.com>
> I can't recall who it was, might have been Alchemist John, but someone
> experimented with chaff a few years back and reported that chaff did not
> affect the flavor of coffee. So as long as it doesn't clog up your
> extraction, there shold be no problem.
> You might want to consider getting a heat gun (e.g., $25 Wagner or
> Milwaukee) and roast half a pound at a time, outside, or in a porch, shed,
> etc. You have a bit more control of the temps than you would in the oven,
> by raising or lowering the heat gun.
> Brian

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