[Homeroast] Transition advice

Brian Kamnetz bkamnetz at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 12:07:24 CST 2015


Hi Mike,

The coffee Tom used to sell for next to nothing was not intended to be
consumed, period. It was strictly for practice.  My impression was that
John is trying to learn how to use the larger drum roaster and needs some
trials that won't result in five pounds of good coffee being charred, etc.
After that will come the finer points of profiles, etc. At least that was
the way I interpreted John's email.

Brian

On Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 12:58 PM, <milwmike5 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Life’s too short to drink cheap coffee. A better coffee bean might make
> one be more careful which might prove to be cheaper in the long run. After
> how will you know what profiles you’ll want to use in the future when
> you’re drinking second rate coffee?
>
> Mike
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Sent from Windows Mail
>
>
>
>
>
> From: homeroast-request at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Sent: ‎Friday‎, ‎January‎ ‎2‎, ‎2015 ‎12‎:‎00‎ ‎PM
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
>
>
>
>
>
> Send Homeroast mailing list submissions to
>  homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
>
> To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
>
> http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast_lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
>
> or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to
>  homeroast-request at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
>
> You can reach the person managing the list at
>  homeroast-owner at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
>
> When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific
> than "Re: Contents of Homeroast digest..."
>
>
> Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting "HomeRoast List" Digest
>
> Today's Topics:
>
>    1. Transition advice (John Nordling)
>    2. Re: Transition advice (Brian Kamnetz)
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Message: 1
> Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2015 12:45:54 -0600
> From: John Nordling <john.nordling at gmail.com>
> To: Homeroast Coffee <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: [Homeroast] Transition advice
> Message-ID:
>  <CABpR-0u+OsaRChn7-Q9qo-seURdW--7Go_pNGTNkeafeci8nPg at mail.gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
>
>  I've nearly completed my planning to take the plunge and put together a
> drum roaster. Thanks to the generosity of this list, I'm the proud owner of
> a 5 lb RK drum, and have started pulling together the last few pieces to
> put it into service.
>
> What advice can you guys offer for transitioning from a whirly pop to a
> drum roaster of significant capacity?  I know a batch will take about twice
> as long, but do you have any tips that will make my learning curve a bit
> shallower? (I'm going to get a good pair of welding gloves, so hopefully I
> won't burn myself wrestling with a 400 degree drum full of coffee).
>
> Also, anyone have a good lead on some cheap beans?  I want to do a couple
> batches that I don't care about as my first tries. Something I can use to
> get a feel for the grill, and how this is going to go, before I do
> something I regret to beans I like?
>
> Drinking a city roasted Ethiopian right now. Couldn't be much happier with
> how it turned out.
>
> Thanks,
>
> John
>
>
>
> --
> ~~
> "Can't believe how strange it is to be anything at all."   Neutral Milk
> Hotel, *In the Aeroplane Over the Sea*
>
> Email:  john.nordling at gmail.com
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2015 13:21:16 -0600
> From: Brian Kamnetz <bkamnetz at gmail.com>
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
>  list, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html"
>  <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Transition advice
> Message-ID:
>  <CAFH=DT3F4aA04GCGS-p_wSavk+nn3fMpAEePObC7brQAGvC9MA at mail.gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
>
> John,
>
> Tom used to sell lousy beans very cheaply expressly for such things as
> testing a roaster. I looked just now and couldn't find them. I don't know
> if I was looking in the wrong places or if he discontinued the practice.
>
> Brian
>
> On Thu, Jan 1, 2015 at 12:45 PM, John Nordling <john.nordling at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >  I've nearly completed my planning to take the plunge and put together a
> > drum roaster. Thanks to the generosity of this list, I'm the proud owner
> of
> > a 5 lb RK drum, and have started pulling together the last few pieces to
> > put it into service.
> >
> > What advice can you guys offer for transitioning from a whirly pop to a
> > drum roaster of significant capacity?  I know a batch will take about
> twice
> > as long, but do you have any tips that will make my learning curve a bit
> > shallower? (I'm going to get a good pair of welding gloves, so hopefully
> I
> > won't burn myself wrestling with a 400 degree drum full of coffee).
> >
> > Also, anyone have a good lead on some cheap beans?  I want to do a couple
> > batches that I don't care about as my first tries. Something I can use to
> > get a feel for the grill, and how this is going to go, before I do
> > something I regret to beans I like?
> >
> > Drinking a city roasted Ethiopian right now. Couldn't be much happier
> with
> > how it turned out.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > John
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > ~~
> > "Can't believe how strange it is to be anything at all."   Neutral Milk
> > Hotel, *In the Aeroplane Over the Sea*
> >
> > Email:  john.nordling at gmail.com
> > _______________________________________________
> > Homeroast mailing list
> > Homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> >
> >
> http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast_lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > <a href="http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/forum/">Sweet Maria's
> Forum</a>
> > <a href="http://www.sweetmarias.com/library">Our new Coffee Library</a>
> >
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Subject: Digest Footer
>
> _______________________________________________
> Homeroast mailing list
> Homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
>
> http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast_lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> End of Homeroast Digest, Vol 84, Issue 2
> ****************************************
> _______________________________________________
> Homeroast mailing list
> Homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
>
> http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast_lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> <a href="http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/forum/">Sweet Maria's Forum</a>
> <a href="http://www.sweetmarias.com/library">Our new Coffee Library</a>
>


More information about the Homeroast mailing list