[Homeroast] Chai

Seth Grandeau grandeau at gmail.com
Sun Oct 26 16:38:39 CDT 2014


I've seen many cooking shows, where spices are toasted in a pan,
before cooking. I would try this and blending post-roast, rather then
blending pre-roast. It will allow you to perfectly roast/toast all
components, without risking ruining a roast, if anything burns.

> On Oct 26, 2014, at 5:27 PM, Archeobob <archeobob at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> John,
> ages ago I used to buy greens from a local roaster, he would only add flavorings post roast - too much chance of burning spices/flavorings when added to greens I suspect. You might try adding them while the beans are just cooled to 150F and then bag and shake,  might allow any flavors to incorporate into the beans with storage.
> Bob
>
> -----Original Message----- From: John Nordling
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>
> He's tried that before (adding spices while brewing), and is trying to
> recapture something he bought a long time ago (i.e. chai flavored beans).
> Sometimes the present can't measure up to the flavors of memory anyways, so
> I don't have high hopes - even if this turns out amazing, it could still be
> wrong..
>
> I'm not too worried about my roaster - it's a stovetop popcorn popper after
> all.  I'll just wash it (it's way overdue for a good scrubbing anyways).
> I'm more concerned about it flavoring up his grinder, more so than my
> roaster, but he's aware of the risk.
>
> I think roasting the spices rather than using them straight from the jar
> (so to speak) is a decent idea.   Maybe that's normal for chai anyways.
> We're getting into something that I haven't tried before.  My chili turns
> out significantly better if I add the chili spices to my protein before
> browning.  This seems like it has potential.  I have my doubts about
> whether it's a good idea to do the spice roasting with the beans.
>
> He forgot the spice mix at home yesterday when he came over for dinner, so
> I don't know when we'll reschedule.  I'll let you know how this turns out.
> Honestly, I have pretty low expectations.
>
> -John
>
> ~~
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>
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