[Homeroast] Divots and second crack

Michael Wascher wascher at gmail.com
Sun Nov 28 13:45:22 CST 2010

I usually roast to FC or FC+ too. I've seen an occasional divot on a Behmor
roast ... quite a few when a roast got away from me & got further into 2nd
than I wanted.

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On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 2:40 PM, Bob Hazen <peatmonster at comcast.net> wrote:

> My experience is similar to Brian's.  My first roaster was an I-Roast and
> divots were a common occurrence.  Then I moved to a Behmor and have yet to
> see divots.  I usually roast to FC, or FC+.  With the I-Roast, things moved
> quickly and I rarely had a gap between 1st and 2nd.  The Behmor is much more
> sedate and I can easily achieve that sought-after gap.
> Bob
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian Kamnetz" <bkamnetz at gmail.com>
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> Subject: [Homeroast] Divots and second crack
>  John,
>> I can't answer your question, but can offer my experience, which is a
>> start.
>> I used to roast with a hot-air popcorn popper, which got to second
>> crack in about 8 minutes. I always took the roast to second crack,
>> because if I didn't, the interior of the beans would not be roasted
>> and the coffee would be thin and bitter and awful. I very nearly
>> always got divots with the hot-air popper.
>> Now I roast with a heat gun. I seldom go to second crack, but I get to
>> the end of first crack in 13-14 minutes, so there is not the great
>> differential between interior and exterior bean temps. When I do go to
>> second crack (always by accident), I never get divots.
>> Brian
>> On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 2:55 PM, John Monteleone
>> <johnmonteleone at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I thought the divots were a sign of second crack. Is it more of an issue
>>> of
>>> getting there too quickly and at too high a temperature. Can you get to
>>> second crack and not have divots?
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