[Homeroast] [homeroast] Improper speeds through and after 1st crack

Joseph Robertson theotherjo at gmail.com
Fri Jun 25 18:59:09 CDT 2010

This comment of yours has been my experience as well. Generally speaking
that is.
Many variables as you know...
I have on rare occasions had to try and save a batch with some breaks on.
Usually a salvage situation.

On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 4:30 PM, Allon Stern <allon at radioactive.org> wrote:

> On Jun 24, 2010, at 2:43 PM, Edward Bourgeois <edbourgeois at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> If say the roast
>> slowed to 2-3 degrees rise/min for 30sec. to a min. during 1st. could
>> negative results occur?
> I think it depends where in the roast you are. How can you achieve a solid
> climb? Aren't there bumps during which transformations take place, consuming
> the energy being put in; you'll see a pause in the climb, then a
> continuation. If you try to compensate, is that good or bad? I don't know.
> I'm of the opinion that I shouldn't compensate and goose the heat. I just
> let the energy build, and know that if I try to climb at that point, the
> rate of climb will be racing on the other side of the bump, and it is very
> hard to put on the brakes. I think that as long as no backsliding occurs,
> then you're ok.
> (barring extreme pauses, leading to baking)
> -
> allon
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