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So, You Want to Roast? Part 2 via @coffeecupnews

I must disclose that even though I did all the groundwork, purchasing a popper with the right wattage and the correct vent design, I still did not get good results. I practiced and practiced, varying the amount of beans (4 oz. is recommended) and the roast time, but my coffee always turned out smelling and tasting bad. As I researched the situation, I learned that my problem was “tipping.” Tipping is when the beans get burnt spots. This can be identified by darker spots on the beans and sometimes pieces that are blown off. The causes of tipping in a hot air popper are: temperature too high, not enough air circulation, or too many beans in the bin. Even though I had adjusted the variables, I never did get good results. But don’t let my bad experience sway you from trying this method of roasting. There are many people who get good results from the hot air popper method. You ...

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