As you who follow these blogs know by now, I have been experimenting with home coffee roasting using an eight dollar heat gun from Harbor Freight along with a metal bowl and a wooden salad fork to stir with (I think I forgot to mention the wooden salad fork last time). This experiment has produced som surprisingly good results for so simple a process.
In the lull I noticed my heat gun and bowl sitting on the rack in my garage. I went inside and measured 228g of Brazil Cerrado. I tried something different by pouring the beans into a mesh deep fryer basket that I inserted into the metal bowl. Not sure if it helped or hurt but the chaff separated quickly using this method. I feared the roast was not progressing as evenly using the extra basket so at three minutes in I dumped the beans in the bowl and roasted the rest of the way inside only the metal bowl.
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