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Marshall_S
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Posted Tue Jun 19, 2007, 5:47pm
Subject: Newbie Question: Am I baking my beans?
 

Hi all:

After experimenting with a heat gun/doggie bowl for a few weeks, Iím wondering if Iím baking my beans- they seem to be lacking something, tasting a little flat compared to roasting with my poppery.

Hereís my concern:

I have a Milwaukee heat gun that has 2 setting: 570 to 1000 degrees and I use a stainless steel doggie bowl.

I roast for 5 minutes at the lower setting, then I go to the higher setting until I hit first crack ( usually about another 3 or 4 minutes).

At that point, I lower the heat back down to 570 for a couple of minutes to extend the roast and Iím wondering if this stalls the roast and causes the problem.

I then flip back to a the higher setting for a minute or two, usually until I hit second crack,  and Iím ready for cooling.

Is this causing stalling and is it better to leave it on hight heat after first crack?

Thanks very much!
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Posted Wed Jun 20, 2007, 12:26pm
Subject: Re: Newbie Question: Am I baking my beans?
 

I just keep mine on the low setting. As it starts 1st crack i move the HG further away from the beans to slow down the roast.
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caffeinatedjen
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Posted Thu Jun 21, 2007, 7:57am
Subject: Re: Newbie Question: Am I baking my beans?
 

I start with it on low, for just a few minutes and then keep it on high the rest of the time.
Jen
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