Tried my FreshRoast coffee roaster for the first time this evening. First time using Artisan as well. The roast (bean temperature) profile went up too slowly initially and then abit too fast/high at the end. It created abit more odor and smoke than anticipated. Perhaps I burned some chaff, though I didn’t see any chaff (at all) in the collector.
Additionally my carefully designed basement coffee roasting smoke/smell exhaust system didn’t work as well as anticipated (I think I will need to place the fan directly in the duct line), resulting in more than abit of a coffee roasting smell in the basement, which spread through the rest of the house, including our bedroom, where my wife was resting in bed.
It then set off the basement smoke alarm (and the kitchen smoke alarm as well). However I had to stay focused on the roast cool down (the roast being the priority), so couldn’t initially shut the alarm, sending my wife into the basement, wondering if I’d set the house on fire. 😁
All is well in the end, though. Will need to readup more, learn to use Artisan better and generally rejig my smoke/smell control system. I’m giggling about this now, but my wife doesn’t seem to share my sence of humour. 😂
You have to try new things, and it isn’t fun or rewarding if you don’t screw it up at least afew times, before getting results. I’ll rest the coffee a week, and then see what it tastes like; might be tempted to taste it sooner.