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by Boldjava, 6 minutes ago in Cafes and Get-togethers
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Phoenix Crawl, Monday Feb 21

I think folks understandably have the Omicron blues. John, we will make time for Cartel. List: RapidCoffeeJohn Dave, Boldjava Bob, Dave's BIL
by GDM528, 15 minutes ago in Coffee Roasting
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Ikawa Home thermal performance

Post #42 confirms your theory. The buried-in-the-bean-mass probe has less lag, which might be from the extra thermal mass of the Pro's stainless-steel housing, or more aggressive smoothing in the data processing. Regardless, as you point out, either method can produce the quality data needed to make well-informed roasting decisions. Also shows how well calibrated our machines
by r-gordon-7, 25 minutes ago in Grinders
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Hand Grinders: How long does it take to grind for espresso?

I received my J-Max earlier this week and I've done just 4 or 5 16gm puck/32gm shots so far. Grinding a rather dark roast at several different click settings bracketing the midpoint of the J-Max's espresso range ran pretty consistently between 45 and 50 seconds at a moderate but not exceptionally fast grinding speed - about 55 - 60 turns
by m2ellis, 35 minutes ago in Grinders
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Weber Key Grinder

There is less handling with air freight so potentially less opportunity for it to get mishandled in transit? No idea what the real risk difference is between the two though, lots of stuff gets shipped by ship and arrives just fine
by GDM528, 40 minutes ago in Coffee Roasting
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Fluid Roasting - Flow Chart Suggestions

Speaking of times and temperatures, would it be possible for you to post a screenshot of the time/temp tables in edit mode? You bring a message of hope and inspiration, to free the 'Ikawandians' from the shackles of drum roasting RoR-craft
by ShotClock, 40 minutes ago in Coffee Roasting
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New to gas roasting - please help!

Thanks for all of the tips, lots of food for thought here. I'll update when I've had a chance to try some of these strategies
by Dbcooper, 41 minutes ago in Grinders
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Weber Key Grinder

At the $1500 launch price I wouldn't personally expect free $150 air freight. I just had an ebay order from Japan cancel on me due to shipping issues over there
by Jshot, Today, 9:59 pm in Grinders
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Weber Key Grinder

And saves Weber $
by Peppersass, Today, 9:54 pm in Coffee Roasting
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Ikawa Home thermal performance

No probe outside a bean can tell you what's going on temperature-wise inside the bean. Even when the probe is stuck in the bean mass, it sometimes reads the surface temperature of a particular bean, and sometimes reads the temperature of air between the beans. All probe temperatures are just a proxy for what's happening with the beans, and
by stump007, Today, 9:53 pm in Grinders
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Weber Key Grinder

I think they are referring to how global container shipments have been completely disrupted by covid. Meaning even when they'll successfully fill up a container that one will still be at risk of delays, bottlenecked terminals, being stuck at customs etc. Compared to airfreight which is much more reliable at the moment