[Homeroast] Sucky decaf

Brian Kamnetz bkamnetz at gmail.com
Fri Jun 25 16:57:14 CDT 2010

If you have The Poppery, and not a Poppery II, you might consider
modifications that allow you to control the heat. Mike (just plain) is
well-known for his modified Poppery I.


On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 2:11 PM, Greg Knepp <response at kneppfamily.com> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I've been roasting for about 2.5 years with a Poppery.
> For some time now, I've noticed that all of my decaf roasts have an
> unpleasant tangy flavor to them, which overwhelms any other flavors in the
> coffee. It makes all decaf regardless of origin or roasting time taste the
> same; basically bad. If I significantly over-roast them, I can get them to
> taste burnt instead of just bad. :-)
> Caffeinated beans come out great at a variety roast levels.
> After the first batch, the poppery roasts everything fast - probably 4-5
> minutes to city or city+. I'm thinking maybe this has something to do with
> my results.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Greg
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