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Home Roasting with Fresh Roast SR500

I have been roasting with the FreshRoast SR 500 for several months and have seen wildly differing advice from a variety of sources. Recently I found information from a few sources that when combined ...
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Is there a way to economically store freshly roasted coffee under vacuum?

Yes, there is a way to store freshly roasted coffee - or even store bought roasted beans - at home under vacuum without expensive equipment. I drink wine and have collected a couple of wine storage ...
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Is it possible to grind then roast?

No. Unroasted coffee beans are denser and wetter than roasted beans and will not grind well. You will break your grinder trying, and even if the grinder succeeded, you'd get more of a mush than solid ...
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What's the recommended way to roast coffee beans at home?

Two more methods: Oven roasting. A simple sheet pan and and working oven is all you need. Campfire or Open flame roasters. Basically a metal box with a long handle. Expanding on hoc_age's response ...
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What's the recommended way to roast coffee beans at home?

The best would be buying a home roaster, but that would be expensive. corn popper does an amazing job considering how cheap and easy it is. (hair drying is like corn popper in principle, but will ...
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How to methodically pick out coffee nuances

I think it simply develops with experience. Bear in mind that typically those cupping notes are often written down as they carry out (hopefully) systematic cupping sessions. I wouldn't expect those ...
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How to methodically pick out coffee nuances

A well sourced coffee that has been properly roasted and brewed can be amazingly sweet. It's not the same kind of sweetness of cane sugar, but maybe milk is a better example. Milk is not entirely ...
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Can Coffee Beans Be Re-Roasted?

I assumed this wouldn't work in the way you'd hope. I did a little research and it appears that the consensus on this is that "reroasting" beans don't really work because you end up ...
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What is the most basic everyday tool for coffee roasting?

Warning: don't roast indoors. It stinks. Its a complete mystery how something that tastes so good can stink so bad when it's cooking. Hot Air Pop Corn popper. Close, but no cigar. There are some very ...
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What is the most basic everyday tool for coffee roasting?

The most important thing for roasting is the heat source. You cannot roast without heat and the type of heat source will influence the result of the roast. For home roasting, I can think of two ...
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Bialetti Moka Express Pot

This may be an anecdotal answer, but it's coming from a friend that really cares that their aluminium moka pot stays in a prime condition as long as possible: If you want to minimize visual changes in ...
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Gifting coffee beans, how to put effort into them and make their taste interesting

Is there anything more I can do besides roasting the coffee beans? I'm not sure you can even roast them - at least probably not properly. Roasting coffee requires precise temperature control which is ...
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Is it possible to grind then roast?

Roasted coffee loses flavor quickly after grinding due to oxidation and the release of CO2, related to the bigger surface area created by grinding. I'd think that effect would be magnitudes larger if ...
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Is it possible to further roast instant coffee granules?

No, I don’t think that’s feasible. When you roast coffee beans, the beans undergo chemical changes that create the desirable flavor components. When you afterwards grind the beans and brew your ...
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Are there places in Belgium or netherlands where you can buy coffee green beans for agricultural reasons?

For other people from Belgium or the netherlands who were searching for green coffee beans to farm. I found a website where you can buy them. https://www.onszaden.nl/zoeken?s=koffie
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Replace gear in Whirly-Pop with metal

Don't think you can replace only the gears, but I found lots of places selling replacement lids with heavy duty gears. Check the link out below: WhirleyPopShop I googled 'metal gears for whirley ...
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Where to measure ET on drum roaster

I too have an RK Drum used over an old Brinkmann All-In-One cooker with an 55 rpm electric motor attached. I wish I could get bean mass temp! And a trier... fantastic. But all I can do is put a ...
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Where to measure ET on drum roaster

I'm not very familiar with the Kaldi roaster. From what little I've read, most buyers are pretty happy with it. I built a home roaster about a year ago using equipment from RK Drums, which requires a ...
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Roast Profile vs Rest Time, any connection?

This relationship is often discussed on coffee websites that I visit, such as such as http://www.home-barista.com and http://www.greencoffeebuyingclub.com. I have had a similar experience, although my ...
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Roasting suggestion for Behmor 1600+ for Rwandan beans

Your times are right where they should be. Can you control the airflow and/or temps while you are roasting in a Behmor? If so, try to increase the airflow near or after the first crack.
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Can I reduce harmful terpenes?

From healthline.com - Research has shown that drinking five cups of coffee daily from a French press brewing method can increase blood cholesterol levels by 6 to 8 percent. Five cups, every day, ...
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What are the reasons to roast coffee yourself?

The only reason for me is flavor. I was never that big a coffee fan until I got turned onto home roasting. I know it's not just vanity, because all the hardcore coffee drinkers I know go absolutely ...
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Home Roasting with Fresh Roast SR500

Simple Roasting Fill roast chamber to fill line. 4 full scoops, about 135 g. Fan speed fully clockwise (HIGH) Set Temp to LOW Press Up Arrow button until Timer reads 9.9 Press RUNCOOL button to ...
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Home Roasting with Fresh Roast SR500

After plugging the roaster in I raise the timer to 9.9. If you do consecutive roasts it will hold this time as long as you do not unplug the roaster. I fill the roaster with the appropriate amount of ...
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Home Roasting with Fresh Roast SR500

This thing is not a workable solution to roast coffee all i end up with is Smokey tasting coffee beans. I was a packaging supervisor at a large coffee business packaging up to 15,000 pounds of coffee ...
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Home Roasting with Fresh Roast SR500

Roasting coffee is like brewing beer...you can do it simple or you can do it hard...how complex you make the process is up to you. It's just coffee...play with the process and enjoy the output. I don'...
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Home Roasting with Fresh Roast SR500

Ya. All these convoluted processes. I'm happy with: - time = 9.9 - fan on high , temp medium - after about 2 minutes , fan on medium - when I hear first sign of frequent popping, temp to high until ...
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