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Hello all! I am new to home roasting and I've been a member for a week or so. I just completed my second roast today and I'm using a whirley pop. My first roast progressed very fast achieving 1C about 6 minutes in. I made it to the end of 1C (about 2+ minutes) and out of fear I dropped. I ended up with a fairly light roast that tastes a little under developed. Over all still drinkable. I decided to use a heat gun for my second attempt. About 10 minutes in my beans were still pretty green. Made a few adjustments and my roast finally took off (I lost track of the data focusing on trying to save the roast). This one ended up a little closer to city and I'm excited to try it in the morning even tho I expect it to be a bit baked. Anyway I am not looking for pointers (though I would also not reject any) my post here is really about me being excited about my new hobby and having a wife that is already sick of hearing it. So I figured I'd ramble on here to some like minded folk. Thank you all for the resources you've built here it's done amazing things getting me to this point.
I watched an 8 minute YouTube video soooo I'm basically an expert.
Welcome and hello ! welcome2

Try next attempt with a turbo oven lid, is the simplest, cheapest and ready to use controllable heat source to use as is, for 300-600 grams of green.
Place on a stir pan and you are ready to go. Improvements comes after.
DIY: TO based IR to bean 800g
Moded commercial: Dieckmann RoestMeister, Nesco, popcorn.
PID/ramp/soak controllers, MS6514 USB/Artisan/Apps/popC
Grinder: mod'ed Porlex to 47 conical burrs
Welcome to HRO

Good to hear you got started.

First attempt sounds pretty close to perfect.

Different beans will start 1st crack at different temps (and times).

It's like shooting skeet, pretty soon you get good at hitting a moving target

Mick - "Drinking in life one cup at a time"
"I'd rather be roasting coffee"

Roaster 1: San Franciscan SF-1
Roaster 2: Hottop B-2K+
Roaster 3: Behmor 1600 +
Grinders: Modified Super Jolly - Forte BG (x3)
Pour over: Hario - Bee House - Chemex - Kalita - Bodum
Drip: Bunn CWTF15-1 & CW15-TC (commercials)
Espresso: Pasquini Livia 90 auto
Vacuum: Cona - Bodum
Press: Frieling - Bodum Colombia
Thanks for the welcomes and tips. Yeah turtle I'm sure my first batch would of have been better had I not gotten scared. really I think it's just too light a roast for me. And all in all yesterday and today are the absolute freshest cups I've ever had so even with the flaws they are still damn nice. My second batch taste much better, but I think that's because I took it to a medium roast. Now I just need to keep myself from roasting more then j can drink, and/or not drink too much. I think one more batch today and that should get me to next weekend. (Maybe 2) coffee drink
I watched an 8 minute YouTube video soooo I'm basically an expert.
Welcome to the forums! I hope you enjoy experimenting with this as much as many others here have. It's all about the journey. Enjoy.

So many beans; so little time....
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