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How to Roast Your Own Coffee Beans

 
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The Teardrop Nanny



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PostPosted: Monday 5-15-2017 1:24 pm    Post subject: How to Roast Your Own Coffee Beans Reply with quote

Cool My husband, Dean, the Fogcrawler, has been working on a method to roast your own green coffee beans using a cast iron skillet. If you would like to see how this can be easily accomplished take a moment to view our webisode on it. You will find it on our cooking channel: Cast Iron Roasted Coffee

Enjoy your own blend and create a specialty cup of "Joe"
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Life is uncertain....eat dessert first....preferably one cooked in a Dutch Oven.
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PostPosted: Monday 5-22-2017 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the post, never thought of roasting my own, will have to try it.
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PostPosted: Monday 5-22-2017 9:47 am    Post subject: Try it! Reply with quote

:Smile 1: Let us know how it turns out.
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PostPosted: Sunday 5-28-2017 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't gotten sophisticated enough to blend. I'm still in the stage of being awed at how good home-roasted coffee is. Kinda like someone who's always eaten McDonalds trying a burger off a real fire on a real grill. I've been roasting my own for a while. smokinbeans.com has a subscription option that sends me out 5 lb of Mexican each month for a really reasonable price. Since I roast for two of my kids and my mom and sister, I can go through that 5 lb of green beans a month.

I watched your youtube and I don't think I have the dexterity or patience to popcorn it like that. Too much flipping. (Reminds me of the joke about how many Aggies it takes to pop popcorn: Five. One to hold the pan and four to shake the stove!)

I roast a pint jar's worth of green beans at a time, and use a wire whisk to keep the beans moving. Takes about 17-20 minutes if the wind's not blowing. Today's roast took 25 because the wind kicked up on me just after I dumped the beans in the skillet.

I have been just dumping the roast into a colander and continuing the stir for another ten minutes, until this last batch. I built this out of some scrap plywood I had laying in the shop:



The day I had the time to build it, I was in Walmart and when I finished I was headed across the street to Lowe's to find a cheap fart fan to use as the blower. This fan was on display in Walmart, and blew a surprising amount of air, and was <$10 so I snagged it up and built the box for it instead.

Cooled my roast off to stirring-with-finger in less than 5 min. Can't wait til I try it and see if fast-cooling really does make a difference!

I have a video of roasting that I made back in March, I think. Long before the blue box. Was gonna make one of it in action but my phone had heatstroke and passed out right after I took that pic this afternoon in the 105 degree direct sun. I brought it in and brought it back to life, but I'm gonna have to roast in the morning if I want to get any video of the box in action.
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The Teardrop Nanny



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PostPosted: Monday 9-4-2017 2:00 pm    Post subject: Roasting Reply with quote

Flirting You are doing great, Bill. Thanks for sharing your tools/method.
The wind does make a difference in roasting, as does the heat of the day. Keep on experimenting and you'll find all kinds of ways to blend your coffee.
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