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    Newbie home roaster

    Hi guys, Happy New Year!

    I'm a newbie here. I've started to roast my own coffee in my kitchen since last year and can't stop until now. I found that I prefer to roast in small fire (yeah, i use my wife's gas stove & pan ) and it takes approx 1 hour to get full city roast+ of 100 gr bean. I enjoy it with traditional (mud style) brewing.
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    Is it too long? I tried to shortening the time with bigger fire but i lost the exotic character of the bean. Is it true that long roasting produce coffee which is not good for your health?

    pINO

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    it took you one hour to roast one batch? If so then that seems to be WAY too long. You'll want to have your roast done in about 20 minutes but preferably more like in the 15 minute range. A roast that went on for 1 hour will have a lot of the taste roasted out of it and it will be very dull but there are no health effects that I know of from roasting so long.

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    hi pino,
    1st off, welcome to the coffeeforums. 2nd of all, those are some good looking beans, even the roasted ones look evenly roasted considering utilizing the pan method.
    yes, as stated above, 1 hour is a long time to roast just 100 gr. of beans. maybe use a larger diameter pan so the beans won't be sitting on top of one another.
    Cafe Mistico
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    Quote Originally Posted by namballe View Post
    hi pino,
    1st off, welcome to the coffeeforums. 2nd of all, those are some good looking beans, even the roasted ones look evenly roasted considering utilizing the pan method.
    yes, as stated above, 1 hour is a long time to roast just 100 gr. of beans. maybe use a larger diameter pan so the beans won't be sitting on top of one another.
    Welcome aboard,
    Please search youtube and see what others are doing.
    When you are roasting that long(1hour) you are baking the beans not roasting them.
    You should be able to roast a batch in around 12-17 mins depends on how dark you want your beans to be. But then again, if you like the taste of the beans you are getting, why bother to change anything.

    Good Luck.

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    Welcome Pino to the forum.

    Is that coffee in the pic Jakarta java or from the area? Looks great! At first I thought is was triple pick Lintong.

    Like your Jericho grinder too!

    Namballe gave great advice. You might try wider less deep cast iron skillet.
    I started my coffee roasting in a 11 3/4 in. cast iron skillet
    on and electric range. Wished I had a gas stove, but as they say "it was what it was".

    Smoked up the kitchen big time even with an exhaust fan overhead. My wife was very tolerant!
    Not to mention the chaff, all over me and the counter.

    It was a challenge, and have to admit, I never mastered it, but I did try.
    I used to have to heat up that skillet for a bit and then drop beans and continue the stirring craze.
    I did have decent roast times per say, but also much scorching or tipping of the beans.
    They were not baked, but a little burnt in places. I was drinking mostly dark roast back then though.

    So if you could get enough consistent heat and keep stirring, you should be able to bring down your roast times.
    Bet you are having fun!

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    Hi Sae. Thank you for the health info, i feel safe . Yeah it's not common to roast the bean for so long, but i didn't overcook them, I got 1st crack for around 40 minutes. I usually stop before the bean started to oily and before i heard the 2nd crack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by namballe View Post
    hi pino,
    1st off, welcome to the coffeeforums. 2nd of all, those are some good looking beans, even the roasted ones look evenly roasted considering utilizing the pan method.
    yes, as stated above, 1 hour is a long time to roast just 100 gr. of beans. maybe use a larger diameter pan so the beans won't be sitting on top of one another.
    Hi Namballe, Thank you. It's Indonesian Arabica beans. Hehehe... I didn't stir the bean, I shook the pan (with the glass lid on it) along the roasting process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JumpinJakJava View Post
    Welcome Pino to the forum.

    Is that coffee in the pic Jakarta java or from the area? Looks great! At first I thought is was triple pick Lintong.

    Like your Jericho grinder too!

    Namballe gave great advice. You might try wider less deep cast iron skillet.
    I started my coffee roasting in a 11 3/4 in. cast iron skillet
    on and electric range. Wished I had a gas stove, but as they say "it was what it was".

    Smoked up the kitchen big time even with an exhaust fan overhead. My wife was very tolerant!
    Not to mention the chaff, all over me and the counter.

    It was a challenge, and have to admit, I never mastered it, but I did try.
    I used to have to heat up that skillet for a bit and then drop beans and continue the stirring craze.
    I did have decent roast times per say, but also much scorching or tipping of the beans.
    They were not baked, but a little burnt in places. I was drinking mostly dark roast back then though.

    So if you could get enough consistent heat and keep stirring, you should be able to bring down your roast times.
    Bet you are having fun!
    Hi Jumpinjakjava, Thank you
    It's just 1st grade (not premium or triple picked grade ) full washed Arabica bean from Sapan, Toraja (Sulawesi/Celebes Indonesia). The mill is a chinese cheap burr grinder which is available around, functional enough for newbie like me. I'll consider your suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeJunky View Post
    Welcome aboard,
    Please search youtube and see what others are doing.
    When you are roasting that long(1hour) you are baking the beans not roasting them.
    You should be able to roast a batch in around 12-17 mins depends on how dark you want your beans to be. But then again, if you like the taste of the beans you are getting, why bother to change anything.

    Good Luck.
    HI Coffeejunky, thank you.
    I did search. I did try to roast with the cheap popcorn popper, but i wasn't happy with the result. Can't gen even evenly roasted bean, lost the aromatic and the scale is too small. So, I go back with my old pan

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    Traditionally coffee is roasted in a flat pan in ethiopia.mostly they keep on stirring the beans so they don't get burn and roast evenly. it usually takes about 12 to 15 min for 12 oz batch. but 1 hour you will have a real burnt coffee.

 

 

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