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Tony_C
Hi Everyone,

I have been following the discussions here for a while, with lots of searches spanning over the years of discussions, and finally signed up. I am new to coffee roasting, and have learned a lot since I've started researching home roasting methods. Lots of info, so thank you to all the folks here on many areas of roasting, and coffee knowledge.

I am a huge African and Indonesian coffee lover, and buy local roasts to grind at home. I had a co-worker bring some beans from his home country of Ethiopia, that he roasted himself. They were so much better than many store bought and way better than any franchise coffee shop. This pushed me over the edge to be able to roast my own.

A lot of searches into home roasting methods show people using stove top whirley pops, and the GG/SC roasting methods. I am interested to see if everyone who is manually roasting at home are still using these methods. I bought a whirley pop for learning to roast, and will be motorizing it, and have convection oven/stir parts on the way. I have a few pounds of low cost beans on the way to learn on, and want to hone my roasting methods.
allenb
Hi Tony and welcome to our madness!

As far as if any of us are still using SC/TO and similar rigs? I'm certain there is a good percentage of our members who are still using this method as well as variations of breadmaker/Corretto roasters. I'm betting you'll eventually be roasting in a KKTO style rig before too long and this method produces some excellent tasting coffee!

Good to have you as a contributing member!

Allen
1/2 lb and 1 lb drum, Siemens Sirocco fluidbed, presspot, chemex, cajun biggin brewer from the backwoods of Louisiana
ginny
Hi Tony,

welcome to HRO. my bet is many are using those methods. just wait a bit as many members are not on all of the time; some get questions answered an off they go but we have a good base of those roasting methods.

thanks for joining us.

ginny


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LongLeafSoaps
Hi Tony!

I am in the process of building my Galloping Gourmet/Stir Crazy coffee roaster right now! I think it will produce a fine roast!

I am currently using a hot air popcorn popper, but can only roast 1/2 cup at a time, so in my quest for an affordable, easy roaster home build, I decided to try the GG/SC combination first!

I wish us both luck in the quest for awesome coffee!!!

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Carpe Diem With Coffee
Tony_C
Thanks for the welcome!

Ginny, thank you. Allen, you had to mention the KKTO! Loving the way that looks already! LLS, yes good luck to us both!

I just my very first roasts ever in my whirley pop, and they came out very nice. I did a 1/2 lb of Nicaraguan and then a 1/2 lb Guatemalan the other night, and for my very first time, I was impressed. I had been reading many posts, and was able to jump right in. Very happy with the info from everyone so far.

The first is the Nicaraguan, and the second is the Guatemalan. Comments? Other than bad pictures lol
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ginny
Tony,

I gotta agree with Allen me thinks you will drift to the KKTO too...

please keep us posted on what you are up to and thanks again for joining this mad cap group of coffee nuts.


ginny


rockon
Koffee Kosmo
A quick note Tony C but first a welcome to HRO

Roast depth should be taken to a point that is suitable to ones brewing method e.g. for espresso one would roast to second crack & for high temp brewing methods one would roast to a point just short of second crack

As a rule of thumb the darker the roast the less water temperature the coffee can take

KK
I home roast and I like it. Designer of the KKTO
Roaster Build information
https://forum.hom...ad_id=1142

https://docs.goog...lide=id.i0
Blog - http://koffeekosm...gspot.com/

Bezzera Strega, Mazzer Robur Grinder, Pullman Tamper Convex,
(KKTO) Turbo Oven Home Roaster.
Tony_C
Thanks KK, great info.

My brewing method is mainly pour over (Chemex) where I can regulate temperature per the bean I choose. I also have a Cuisinart, which brews okay, but I cant regulate temperature. It's way too hot in my opinion once brewed, and you can't enjoy it right away. End up burning your lips off if you try to drink it right away. But with the the Chemex I can immediately enjoy my cup.
Koffee Kosmo
No problem Tony
Enjoy the journey and if you decide to go the KKTO roaster route, there is a vast amount of build information and I'm also here along with others to help

KK
I home roast and I like it. Designer of the KKTO
Roaster Build information
https://forum.hom...ad_id=1142

https://docs.goog...lide=id.i0
Blog - http://koffeekosm...gspot.com/

Bezzera Strega, Mazzer Robur Grinder, Pullman Tamper Convex,
(KKTO) Turbo Oven Home Roaster.
Tony_C
Once I get my roasting legs, I probably will be reaching out on building a KKTO. I looked into the build and I'm intrigued. I love the look of yours for sure.
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