[Homeroast] Initial feedback on ElSalvador Apaneca Illamatepec?
mshue at umich.edu
Sun Apr 18 06:07:09 CDT 2010
Well, today is the day I can grind some of this roast and try it. I'm
drinking some Bolivian right now so later on today I will post back again.
These were my details for the first roasting of the ESAI. I roasted 8oz but
set the roaster for 1lb to be sure I had enough time. Although now I don't
think that would have been a problem since I used P1 on the Behmor. I set
it for B so I started out with 20:00. I roasted in my garage where the
ambient temperature was about 62 degrees. I definitely like the absence of
the smoke alarm going off. This may be my preferred spot to roast. At
10:45-10:30 (15 seconds) I opened the door to slow down the 1st crack a
little (am I thinking right?). At 9:45-7:45, the first crack occurred.
(9:45 was when the first couple of pops started). It seemed like first
crack was done by 7:45 and the smell was getting pretty omninus so I hit
cool and opened the door for about 20 seconds to hasten the cooling. The
beans look "about" the right color. Is the preheat trick used mostly in the
P3-5? So the total roast time was 12 minutes 15 secs, which sounds a little
short but I'll know later today. I think I prefer full city roasts but have
not made a correlation yet between these terms and the tastes. I wonder if
Comet Coffee would do a tasting for me? Any thoughts at this point (on the
roasting details)? Mary in A2
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