Coffee is ready

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Stormy Monday, Jun 12, 2021.

  1. JB74

    JB74 Senior Stratmaster

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    Good Morning!
    Some Nekkid portafilter action for you addicts...
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    pic is big. hence thumbnail.
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    Enjoy your day.
     
  2. valor19

    valor19 Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

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    I am not a big coffee guy but since I am working from home now I sorta missed the caffeine and the aroma of coffee at the office. Started to make my own cold brew and love it. It is crazy hot here now so cold brew is the way to go.
     
  3. Andrew Wasson

    Andrew Wasson Senior Stratmaster

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    I have become hooked on these Ethical Beans, medium dark roast. They are advertised as fair trade and supportive of the people who grow and harvest them too.

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  4. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Platinum Supporting Member

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    Since I am curious, there are 5 pounds of green yirgacheffe sitting on my counter wondering when I will be roasting their butts. Those 1500w hot air poppers are going for a premium. What the heck is going on? Did I just fall into the latest craze? I remember the difference when I went from pre-ground to beans.
     
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    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Platinum Supporting Member

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    I thought that was actual size.

    Nice looking cup.
     
  6. Groovey

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    No, no. NOW coffee is ready.

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    Layers as follows:
    Creme
    Espresso
    Jameson
    Steamed milk
     
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    I love coffee. Unfortunately, I've recently discovered that my stomach doesn't.
     
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    Same here.
    Just a couple cups a week.
     
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    Ill have a Mean Bean please ;)
     
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    Stormy Monday Blooze daddy Silver Member

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  12. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Platinum Supporting Member

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    The pop corn popper came today. So I had to try and roast some beans.

    Can't wait for the morning but I will need to.

    2oz

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    Did a couple more batches. Seems like 3oz works best.

    It's all your fault @Seamus OReally and @rolandson. :rolleyes: The coffee is Yira.

    The popper makes it too easy.
     
  13. rolandson

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    Excellent...!
    Now then...permit me to share my method of chimney, chaff management, and roasting technique;

    I use a couple of sections of 3" aluminum duct elbow unions (the kind that allow one to put up to a 90° bend in them) which I've adjusted to about 110° angle of arc...so that the end is facing down...
    To which I have screwed a cone of about 10" of aluminum window screen to the end of to trap the chaff as it blows off...
    Looks like this:
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    Needless to say, I roast outside. I prefer a very dark roast.
    Enjoy!!!

    Oh, before I forget...
    I shake the whole thing quite frequently during the early part...up to first crack, because these little poppers don't have the strength to blow the really green beans around until some of the moisture cooks off....so...
    Gloves. It's hot.

    Bon Appetite!
     
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  14. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Platinum Supporting Member

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    I did shake the 2oz roast. But on the 3 oz I could see enough action that it did not require shaking. Also the 3oz, roaster faster.

    btw - this is the unit I bought.

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    I had about a dozen beans escape at 3oz. And yeah, I am roasting outside because of the chaff.
     
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    Nothing beats a large hot mug at 7pm! Just black...keep it simple.



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  17. rolandson

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    Does that one spin the beans or blow up from the bottom?
     
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    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Platinum Supporting Member

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    Spin. One of the reasons I sought it out. The other was 1500W.
     
  19. Bowmap

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    1st batch 2oz did not do much more than spin. 1st crack at 4.5 minutes. Batch pulled at 8.

    2nd batch 3oz spun and rolled. The tops beans would fall into the center like eddy currents. 1st crack came quick at about 1.5 and I pulled the batch at 5. 3rd batch same results as 2nd. Yeah the 1st batch was a cold start so maybe the unit just took a little time to come up to temperature. Since I have NEVER roasted before my main clue will be color. Once they get the color I am looking for I pour them into a large wire strainer and stir over a fan to stop the roasting. Eventually I will find the line between a very dark roast and charcoal.
     
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    Never mind.
    Those are the good ones. You don't need a chimney.

    The ones that blow up from the bottom blow beans all over without a smoke stack. They also roast really fast.

    Never let that one outta your grasp...they don't make the any more.

    The nice part about this is your ability to control. If you find that first crack is coming on quicker than you think it should, try starting and stopping to give rise to lengthening the process.
    Most important, take notes. It'll help repeat a process you really like, or not one that you don't.
    There are no rules.
     
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