[Homeroast] Transition advice

John Nordling john.nordling at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 12:09:15 CST 2015


Bingo. . . that was (is) my goal.  I'm going to email SM's and see if they
can help me out at all.

-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

On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 12:07 PM, Brian Kamnetz <bkamnetz at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
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> > 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
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> >  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*
> >
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> > 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
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> > Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Transition advice
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> > 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*
> > >
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