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    Advise Please: Experimenting with different roasting strategies

    Hey all, I'm new on this forum but, have been testing out roasting a little while. What would be the ideal minimum that you should use to test different roasting strategies?

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    Minimum what? Charge weight? If so, it all depends on the capacity of your roaster...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musicphan View Post
    Minimum what? Charge weight? If so, it all depends on the capacity of your roaster...
    Sorry for that. I should have been clearer on it. What I meant to say was, instead of say roasting 1 pound and finding it distasteful, would say enough beans to make a cup give the same results as a pound? Will the same timing of the smaller batch translate to the largerer batches?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottishscott View Post
    Sorry for that. I should have been clearer on it. What I meant to say was, instead of say roasting 1 pound and finding it distasteful, would say enough beans to make a cup give the same results as a pound? Will the same timing of the smaller batch translate to the largerer batches?
    Are you thinking of trying to roast just enough beans to make a single cup of coffee??

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    That or less than a pound batches to experiment with without wasting a bunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottishscott View Post
    That or less than a pound batches to experiment with without wasting a bunch.

    What kind of roaster are you using?

    I don't recall anyone on this Forum writing about roasting less than a pound at a time, (unless they're using a pop corn maker), but maybe someone has given it a try and they will share their experience with you.

    However it works out, you still need to plan on "wasting" a lot of coffee beans as you go through the process of learning how to roast coffee. There is no getting around it.

    ~Rose

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    Iron skillet and propane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottishscott View Post
    Iron skillet and propane.
    Wow! Good luck with that.

    From what I've read, there is a whole lot of skill (and luck) that's needed in order to successfully roast coffee beans using an iron skillet.

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    With that setup its going to be hard to replicate anything... just use what your willing to toss.

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    ���� Thank you. I'll continue as usual.

 

 
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