- Sep 12, 2014
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- sf Bay Area
I am not familiar with that roaster but it looks similar to the stir crazy base folks use to make UFO turbo oven roasters. I had a UFO roaster for a while it produced good coffee. If you after some more roasts you are not happy with the results maybe see if you can add a turbo oven to improve the roast.Hi everyone. After talking about wanting to try roasting coffee for the last 6 months I was gifted a Barwell roaster of and 10lbs of Ethiopian Limu for Christmas. I’ve only done 3 roasts so far but I can’t produce anything thats worth a damn. At this point I’m placing blame squarely on the person roasting and not on the beans or equipment.
Searching around I’ve found some suggestions as to how others roast but no “beginners” guide as to how to start off, what charge temps to aim for etc. I will say that low and slow to first crack produced a nice flavor of grass and cat pee (30 min). Could anyone recommend a good book or website to get me started in the right direction? For some reason google and duckduck keep funneling me towards green coffee extract.
What do you not like about the coffee you roasted and how long does it take you roast coffee?
If you roast too slow you bake the beans and not roast them. I believe the rule of thumb is you need to complete the roast in under 20min to prevent baking them. Too fast can can be a problem too. I personally like most coffee to hit first at about 8 to 9min with the roast completed to just before second crack at about 12mins.
Take a look at the sweet marias website that is where I got information to start roasting.