I have been using one of the fancy ones for a little while now. I got it because of the volume it can brew more than anything. With an 8 cup machine I might need to brew two pots to get my first cup as there are people here that drink coffee by the pint. I also thought the programmability would be nice and did make my own profile but I don't think it is any better than the defaults.Anyone using the breville drip brewers?
A bit like my morning routine--I drink it black. I really like a press of coffee, but most days I opt for the Keurig with inserts to save time. Not optimal, but it makes good coffee. And my roasting--for bad or good--has the most impact on flavor in the end. Weekends (and slower weekdays) I do a 1L press.As far as the Ninja review, yeah, I read it, sounds like a nice machine. I only brew black coffee and don’t make other things, so a lot of the features I wouldn’t use. id do French press every morning if I had the spare time and skip the machines, but I don’t have the time. Drip convenience I do enjoy.
I’ll have to do a before and after photo and post. Maybe tonight. I had just cleaned it before roasting three 1lb roast over the weekend. Will try to remember.Yeah please do share how it works out, if it works out.
My chaff filter is the red bull size can you mentioned. I'm not sure how many roasts I've put through it off the top of my head, but it got to the point where I had to soap/scrub it every two pounds which was pretty annoying on days I was roasting 4+lbs.
How long is the overall roast? It looks like a solid method.@TrickyDick I can tell you what I do, if it helps at all. I'm using a Bullet with the IBITs module, not sure if you have IBITs but if you do not then just ignore the following. Also I use Celsius.
I do a 240C preheat for 30+ mins. I'll charge it with 1lb of beans, P6, F2, D9. At the 1:30 mark I drop to P4. Stay at P4 until Yellowing occurs; once I notice no more green-ness in the beans I go up to P8. At this point I'll keep an eye on my ROR and try to keep it steady around 10-12 degrees C/min. I'll start trimming down to P7 maybe about 1:30 after switching to P8, then switch to P6 about 1:00 later, then P5 about 1:00 later. Usually around this point I'll hear the first couple snaps before 1C starts. I then ramp up to F9 for about 10 seconds to flush out some of the hot air, then drop back to F2. Once 1C starts I drop to P3. For Ethiopians or Kenyans I'll stay at P3 for the remainder of the roast, dropping the beans typically at 13-15% development. If I'm roasting something like a Guat or Columbian, about 30 secs into 1C I'll go to P8, and drop the roast around 18%-20% development.
This is probably incredibly confusing to read, but this is my routine and it works well for me. I know everyone's setup and approach is different though, so if you don't like it, well, I'm not too offended. If you have any questions let me know and I'll see if I can help at all.
I used normal bags instead of mylar. 1 pound in each bag and put 13lb (the majority of what I have on hand right now) in the deep freezer last night. Mylar might be better, but I’m not anticipating the coffee being in the freezer for years.That is what I do, Mylar bags (no condensation inside and airtight),
a “snorkel” type vac sealer, mine is sinbad brand or something like that, and also get a bag of those oxygen absorbing packets, which I figure can’t hurt so long as you don’t accidentally dump into your roaster, lol. Pre weigh into 1# amounts and then seal and toss into freezer.
A 20 lb bag that can only be sealed/cut open 3 times? I tend to roast only 1-2 lbs at a time, so I'd be opening that a lot more than 3 times.Well I ordered my beans for my Christmas Blend, 20 lbs each of a top secret mixture. I opened the Sweet Maria's box and to my surprise saw the most intriguing bag I've ever seen, complete with instructions to read and a link to watch instructions. I kid you not.
So I go to the link and watch Tom's video. It's interesting and has some good info on bean storage. But geez. If I need to watch a video on how to use a bag, maybe the bag is too complicated.
All is well though. If anyone is curious, here's info on the bag. They use it on 20lb shipments now apparently. The Ecotact Troiseal Reusable Bag for 20+ Lbs Green Coffee - Sweet Maria's Coffee Library
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Me similar and kept in the box it came in, in a dark pantry. Refrigerate would be best, but it messes with my roast. I dont keep much spare on hand. Right now I have 5 or 6 pounds of wush, 1 or 2 pounds of banko, and 1 pound sidama yirgacheffe.Yup, doesn't suit my needs but I just cut open a small corner of the bag, then rolled it and clipped it shut.