[Homeroast] Does this sound right?

Joseph Robertson theotherjo at gmail.com
Tue Mar 9 12:19:44 CST 2010


Greg,
Your most welcome here. This is most certainly you list for basic questions.
I hope is will always be that way.
Joseph



On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 12:52 PM, Greg Rothschild <greg at gregrothschild.com>wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm new to roasting and new to the list as of a few days ago. Is it ok to
> ask very basic roasting questions? So far I've only seen posts on what I'd
> call advanced topics and I don't want to spoil your fun ;)  If this list is
> for more advanced discussions could someone please point me to a discussion
> group/list that is a better fit for me? Eventually I want to be an advanced
> roaster so my trip has only just begun.
> If it is ok to ask... here goes. Voltage is good (119-123) and temp in the
> house is 63F and the roaster is a Behmor. This is my first attempt at
> roasting a blend and I want to know if what I did looks ok. The blend was
> 3oz Guatemala Huehuetenango, 3oz Ethiopia DP Yirga Cheffe and 6oz Brazil DP
> Cerrado Fazenda Aurea. 12oz total with the one pound setting on the P4
> profile (P4 is a three step ramp to full heat with full heat coming in
> about
> 65% of the way thru the roast). First crack started at 16:20 and lasted
> about 1:30. I stopped the roast at 19:15, just as second crack started- I
> actually pressed the cool button a split second before second crack
> started.
> There were only a very few second cracks- it stopped almost immediately.
> Beans look pretty dark to me though but they do not look burnt- FC+
> possibly? I really don't know. So, think I did ok? By the way- do you
> generally let blends rest longer than single origins?
> Thanks very much for any help you can offer.
> Greg
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