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  1. Ruint

    ☕ Coffee ☕: Ingredients, Roasting, Grinding, Brewing, and Tasting

    Awesome seeing some "long time silent" contributors post! Welcome back to y'all! Seems I misspoke about why my charts had crossing lines between the drum temp (which is really the Infra-red Bean temp ) and bean temp (which is an actual temp probe). As I had just cleaned it thoroughly, and I...
  2. Ruint

    How many pounds of roasted coffee in 2020

    Between yesterday and today.... which comes up to 25,093 grams...along the way my software had a glitch and I lost a roast, so I took the liberty to add it in. It totals 55.32 pounds + 505.05 = 560.37 pounds total
  3. Ruint

    ☕ Coffee ☕: Ingredients, Roasting, Grinding, Brewing, and Tasting

    I ordered a "few" pounds of coffee from the new Sweet Maria's ad that came in over the weekend. A couple of them, IMHO, just sounded too good to pass on. There a couple more worth looking at, but these 2 grabbed my attention. https://www.sweetmarias.com/kenya-nyeri-chinga-ab-6479.html...
  4. Ruint

    Arcadian Hops

    You can probably expect your hops to do the same thing next year. Most plants I have worked with, really take off in their 3rd year. Most people discredit how much weight mature plants can get to. Then mix the rain and wind in the equation. Gotta love multi purpose ladders!!! LoL!!! I will be...
  5. Ruint

    Arcadian Hops

    Very nice! I live over by Rochester (but work in Buffalo). Right after the trellis came down, it was calm for the rest of the day! WTF....lol. I bought a little giant ladder that is called sky scraper. Ouch!! It wasn't cheap!!! But I can easily reach things 18 feet tall. Really would like to put...
  6. Ruint

    Arcadian Hops

    No. Those plants have bines as thick as your fingers, with 4 bines per string, x's 6 coirs, at 17 plus feet long. Critical failure on the existing trellis and I don't have the equipment or manpower to be able to "right" it. Hops don't like to lay down much either.
  7. Ruint

    Arcadian Hops

    Yes, they are indeed an unforgiving plant as far as user friendly! LoL!!! Unfortunately, we had a mini storm come thru yesterday that broke my trellis. I was still waiting on them to mature, as when I would break a cone open it still has a green grass, or vegetal, smell. The citrus was coming in...
  8. Ruint

    Arcadian Hops

    Centennial and cascade hops do the same thing. Citrus/grapefruit bouquet and if you don't pick them in a timely fashion they go to garlic (mostly) and onion.
  9. Ruint

    First Time Grower, Need Some Trellis Advice

    2 meters spacing is adequate for most varietals of hops. See if you can accommodate planting them further from the pole, at a distance that would give you more of a "vertical" distance for them to climb. You don't want to have them coiling up near the ground, as mold and mildew that's known to...
  10. Ruint

    ☕ Coffee ☕: Ingredients, Roasting, Grinding, Brewing, and Tasting

    Don't know about anyone else here, but, I do not always follow the golden rule of waiting for a day or so before sampling the beans I have roasted. I have enjoyed experiencing the changes that occur with some beans. I have noted that not all get better or even change in flavor with the longer...
  11. Ruint

    ☕ Coffee ☕: Ingredients, Roasting, Grinding, Brewing, and Tasting

    I would say your cooling method is not the culprit. All it does, providing air flow, is stopping the beans from cooking more. When you drop, those beans, they should be right where they need to be. Have not seen a cooling bin actually ruin a roast..... It is a rough approximation, but each...
  12. Ruint

    ☕ Coffee ☕: Ingredients, Roasting, Grinding, Brewing, and Tasting

    LoL!! I am not the greatest note taker either!!! I have found that older beans are muted with first crack sound as well. Do you not use Roastworld when roasting? You can find your SN with it easily. When roasting, the screen that is logging your roast has icons in the upper right corner. Choose...
  13. Ruint

    How many pounds of roasted coffee in 2020

    11,460 grams today = 25.25 pounds = 490.64 for total thread pounds
  14. Ruint

    ☕ Coffee ☕: Ingredients, Roasting, Grinding, Brewing, and Tasting

    That is a beautiful thing right there!!! Actually all of it is!!!:yes:
  15. Ruint

    ☕ Coffee ☕: Ingredients, Roasting, Grinding, Brewing, and Tasting

    My serial number is 1554 on my bullet. All of the roasts I have done, other than the first 5 for seasoning, have been drinkable, if not down right very enjoyable. Sorry to hear your not having that good of a go at it @TrickyDick. I think that you might want to change your charge temperature, and...
  16. Ruint

    ☕ Coffee ☕: Ingredients, Roasting, Grinding, Brewing, and Tasting

    I do have IBTS on my roaster. It came installed already. Most of my roasts are over a pounds' worth. If I am roasting anything less, it's usually because that was all that was left of that particular varietal.
  17. Ruint

    ☕ Coffee ☕: Ingredients, Roasting, Grinding, Brewing, and Tasting

    @TrickyDick, my preheat in Celsius is about 224 degrees (436 F). I use this temp for everything except for the real fragile beans that need gentle heat at the start. Guatemalan, Colombian, Honduran, Ethiopian, Kenyon, you name it... All get the same, except low grown and maybe an occasional...
  18. Ruint

    ☕ Coffee ☕: Ingredients, Roasting, Grinding, Brewing, and Tasting

    I ordered 20 lbs of this Ethiopia Sidamo Durato Bombe Natural As it sounds delicious! @TrickyDick, how hot you charging at? Reduce your temp by 15 or 20 degrees will slow your roast progression and drying phases down.
  19. Ruint

    How many pounds of roasted coffee in 2020

    I would venture to say that you are enjoying the larger batch capability the bullet provides @Lax coach!!!
  20. Ruint

    ☕ Coffee ☕: Ingredients, Roasting, Grinding, Brewing, and Tasting

    Sorry for the long delay in answers. Have not tried the Vietnam coffee thru the bdb, have done it with pour overs and the mochamaster numerous times, and can't really see any difference between them, just that it is a very drinkable and tasty cup!! @Lax coach, I will check my logs to see if it...
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