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« Reply #50 on: 19/04/2011, 11:31 PM »
Bliss do you want some insulation for the new liner
I have some left over cut off pieces
Its the same as the last lot I gave you

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Have got to see if the liner fits my system without too much modification.

Hope to roast some more MM in about 12 hrs... So will get a look then... 

Must go to greenbean and get some more beans to try :-)

Its an interference fit so dont stress to much if it doesn't look right
I will send you an assembly instruction PDF on gmail

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« Reply #51 on: 20/04/2011, 01:15 AM »
Its my pleasure Pat
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But you can thank the KKTO roaster as it's done all the work and I just watched.
Another 30 more roasts and it will hit 400

When you get to the Ethiopian @ about 10 days post roast you can blend them as they mix well together

Now I want some feedback
If the beans were sent to you as a blind test would you have thought that they were professionally roasted ? or an obvious home roaster job

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definitely looks like a pro job due to even colouration, good moisture content, and proof in the cup!

One thing I occasionally question with my own roasting on the kkto is the moisture content of the beans the beans after roasting - as even with insulation (a towel wrapped around roaster - silicon tubing kept falling off so I havent been using it) my roasts are still taking 25mins on average, and I wonder if this elongated roast profile dries the beans out?

I can usually tell how the coffee clumps or settles in the group handle, as to relative moisture content though, and the coffee feels different between your finger and thumb when its dry

anyway no such 'problems' with KK's roasts, and I havent been  too concerned with my own recently, either, and I'm guessing it also depends a lot on the country / continent of origin, and how the beans are harvested and processed, as some of the African beans especially come up a bit 'dry' after roasting - but this in no way seems to negatively effect palate structure, or depth of palate...

so to answer your question: the beans you gave me look and taste great, certainly better than many 'commercial' roasts I've looked at!

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« Reply #52 on: 20/04/2011, 09:39 AM »
Thanks for the report Pat, glad I could help

Which silicone ring is coming off
The silicone tubing does expand a little when they are new and
If its the bottom ring and slipping happens you can cut 1mm at a time to shorten

If the top ring slips off you can dab a little silicone around the pot ring from a tube to glue it in place

The towel or fire blanket should be placed over the bottom ring

Ring me if you have time and I will explain the roast methods

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« Reply #53 on: 24/04/2011, 12:52 PM »
I just roasted up a batch of Nicaragua La Gloria Las Brisas. I did a batch last week, but I had visitors arrive right in between 1st and 2nd crack (not as painful as it sounds  :D) and I think they got a bit overdone. Still very tasty though.

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« Reply #54 on: 26/04/2011, 07:20 PM »
Roasted 2 batches

500 grams of Peru Ceja de Selva Estate - Organic for my lovely wife

500 grams of Columbian Mountain water process decaf greens for me as I am still on doctors orders not to have caffeine

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« Reply #55 on: 27/04/2011, 09:03 PM »
I was tempted by a HT.  It's the right size for me, I just roast for little old me and I can try different beans more often!  Pity they cost so much... you been saving up AM?  OR did you get a fixer upper?

I still love my KKTO KK, don't worry.

I roasted some beans up at a party on Monday.  Had the neighbours over and we got talking about coffee, they had a flick though beanscene magazine and theen asked what was that wierd thing over there ont he trolley (my KKTO).  So I demo'd a roast and gave a few bags away.  Possible customers.... They seemed amazed that you could roast your own so quickly.  They thought it took hours!

Anyway they got to take away some Laos Dong Hua Sao.  Not a bad bean so far, but I'm only roasting as SO so far.

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« Reply #56 on: 27/04/2011, 09:37 PM »
I was tempted by a HT.  It's the right size for me, I just roast for little old me and I can try different beans more often!  Pity they cost so much... you been saving up AM?  OR did you get a fixer upper?

I still love my KKTO KK, don't worry.

I roasted some beans up at a party on Monday.  Had the neighbours over and we got talking about coffee, they had a flick though beanscene magazine and theen asked what was that wierd thing over there ont he trolley (my KKTO).  So I demo'd a roast and gave a few bags away.  Possible customers.... They seemed amazed that you could roast your own so quickly.  They thought it took hours!

Anyway they got to take away some Laos Dong Hua Sao.  Not a bad bean so far, but I'm only roasting as SO so far.

The KKTO can roast smaller than 300 gram with a little mod
For under 300 grams the agitator end needs to travel closer to the edge of the insert
Just one end is fine, and this can be done very simply with a small bulldog clip that is available form stationary stores

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« Reply #57 on: 28/04/2011, 10:13 PM »
This week I did a Kenya Peaberry, Peru and the Bo'oan, all 80-100gm.  They are all developing nicely, since changing the roasting I've found that they are better left a while than used straight away like I could before.  The Peru has a nutty smell, the Peaberry a distinct chocolate smell, which is different to the fruity smells I had before (roasted darker this time though) and the Bo'oan is still developing, didn't have much of a smell to start.

I'm trying the Peru and Peaberry tomorrow so we'll see how they taste.
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« Reply #58 on: 29/04/2011, 03:38 PM »
Today the KKTO was blend roasting as a single roast
Total of 850 grams

550 grams of PNG Elephant (last of the batch)
300 grams of Brazil Alterosa AA

I am visiting a cafe and he wants a sample to try
I have had these 2 beans before and were a great combination 

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« Reply #59 on: 29/04/2011, 10:32 PM »
Mmm well the Peaberry was horrible as a long black, to me there was no distinguishing taste, it has such a chocolate smell though that I imagine it might be great as a cappuccino, I'll have to do a lighter roast and hopefully get the fruit back.  I actually tried the Bo'oan instead of the Peru, it still has barely a smell but what is there is a fruity type of smell.  I made a cappuccino from it and it goes down really well, it's sweet enough to have no sugar with.  The Peru is getting nuttier and nuttier so that will be first thing tomorrow.
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« Reply #60 on: 11/05/2011, 06:59 PM »
I have roasted 2 X 600gr lots on the KKTO

600gr of Ethiopian Gambala Naturals
600gr of Peru Ceja de Selva Estate - Organic

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« Reply #61 on: 12/05/2011, 11:42 AM »
Todays roasts 700g--480g Peru Ceja de Selva Estate + 220g Ethiopian Kuza taken to 20secs in to second crack..

Then 500g Indian Monsoon Malabar Pulled just before second crack  :P Both roasts were Turbo..

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« Reply #62 on: 12/05/2011, 12:51 PM »
Todays roasts 700g--480g Peru Ceja de Selva Estate + 220g Ethiopian Kuza taken to 20seconds in to second crack..

Then 500g Indian Monsoon Malabar Pulled just before second crack  :P Both roasts were Turbo..

Cheers gra..

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« Reply #63 on: 12/05/2011, 01:14 PM »
Todays roasts 700g--480g Peru Ceja de Selva Estate + 220g Ethiopian Kuza taken to 20seconds in to second crack..

Then 500g Indian Monsoon Malabar Pulled just before second crack  :P Both roasts were Turbo..

Cheers gra..

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« Reply #64 on: 12/05/2011, 03:43 PM »
I got the MM, but the FB had me wondering.

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« Reply #65 on: 12/05/2011, 04:15 PM »
Roasting nothing this week, same as last  >:(
Hottop still dead.
Waiting on parts in the mail.
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« Reply #66 on: 12/05/2011, 05:30 PM »
Roasting nothing this week, same as last  >:(
Hottop still dead.
Waiting on parts in the mail.

I will gladly roast some up for you if you get to low

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« Reply #67 on: 12/05/2011, 05:31 PM »
Roasted three weeks ago.....but Monsoon Malabar is what I'm drinking at the moment. I'd never had it before. It's....different, that's for sure.
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« Reply #68 on: 12/05/2011, 09:50 PM »
I just did some more Peru and I also did the Nicaragua La Gloria Las Brisas, it smells very sweet and surprisingly it does have a crispness to it, as much as you can smell crispness, I don't know how else to explain it :)
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« Reply #69 on: 12/05/2011, 09:51 PM »
I just did some more Peru and I also did the Nicaragua La Gloria Las Brisas, it smells very sweet and surprisingly it does have a crispness to it, as much as you can smell crispness, I don't know how else to explain it :)

I found the Nicaraguan beans a touch flat on my first try. What roast level did you take them to, and drink as espresso, or syphon?
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« Reply #70 on: 12/05/2011, 09:54 PM »
I did them as an espresso for the first go, I pulled them right on the first sound of 2C which was 15 minutes.  1C was at 9 through to 11 minutes.
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« Reply #71 on: 12/05/2011, 09:56 PM »
I did them as an espresso for the first go, I pulled them right on the first sound of 2C which was 15 minutes.  1C was at 9 through to 11 minutes.

Cool. Can you let me know what it's like once you try it? Thanks.
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« Reply #72 on: 12/05/2011, 09:57 PM »
Sure no worries :)
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« Reply #73 on: 13/05/2011, 08:38 PM »
Thanks for the roasting offer AM & KK but I purchased some beans on Thursday.
As it seems I'm not doing such a bad job compared to these beans anyway  ;)
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« Reply #74 on: 15/05/2011, 11:15 AM »
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