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Posted Wed Jun 5, 2013, 8:01am
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Is it possible to re-roast beans if those that I bought are not dark enough?

I know I can, but is it a good idea, will it not "destroy" the taste or do something to the beans?

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Posted Wed Jun 5, 2013, 9:04am
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Probably not a good idea - during the heating time you will be losing volatile flavors before you start the additional roasting.  It's probably equivalent to a very slow cooling process in terms of effect on the taste.  And then you'll have the additional cooling process as well.  Unless the bean are absolutely unusable in their current state, I would try to use them as is, and alter the brew process to work with them better.
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Posted Wed Jun 5, 2013, 4:50pm
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faster Said:

Is it possible to re-roast beans if those that I bought are not dark enough?

I know I can, but is it a good idea, will it not "destroy" the taste or do something to the beans?

TIA

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I have reroasted before, and the World did not end.  The clouds darkened a bit, and it got a bit colder outside, but that was about it.

You will find reroasted beans a bit oiler than if not roasted to the original level you desired.  Some if not most of the origin taste will be burnt out, also.  Reroasted beans are best compared to the taste of a full city+ roast or darker.

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Posted Wed Jun 5, 2013, 7:00pm
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Yes, try it and see what you think.  But do keep a close eye, ear, and nose on the beans during the roast.

 
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Posted Thu Jun 6, 2013, 12:15am
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Netphilosopher Said:

Do it.  It's fine - just be careful and know that you've gone through drying and you may not hear 1st crack (assuming you didn't reach it to start with).

It also depends on your roaster.  It won't be optimum, but it will still be better than any pre-ground pre-packaged coffee.

And keep a fire extinguisher nearby if you're not an experienced home roaster.  Actually, keep one nearby even if you ARE an experienced roaster.

I've done it especially when I've had to abort a Behmor roast on occasion.  Still comes out good.  YMMV.

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Thanx, that's what I thought.

Le café doit être noir comme le diable,  chaud comme l'enfer,  pur comme un ange,  et doux comme l'amour.

Exactly:-)

« Les femmes pardonnent parfois à celui qui brusque l’occasion, mais jamais à celui qui la manque.  »

Mr. Talleyrand said some interesting things but didn't visit coffee merchants lately...all roasted to color of cardboard...

Thank you all for help
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Posted Tue Jun 11, 2013, 8:19am
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I had to do this when my Behmor broke down last week.  I had to cool for 10 min before I could start it back up.  Beans still came out nice tasting. Thank god I had my Sonofresco for that time. :p
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Posted Tue Jun 11, 2013, 2:42pm
Subject: Re:-roasting
 

I got a good deal on few kgs of green beans...
Now all I need to do is to figure out what to roastem in since I gave away my popcorn roaster....

ciao...
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