[Homeroast] Sour smelling & tasting beans...

Lynne lynnebiz at gmail.com
Mon Oct 11 17:46:09 CDT 2010

I also would question the speed of the roast. I only roast stove-top - for a
long time my roasts were sour tasting, until someone told me to try to slow
down my roasts. I don't hit 2nd crack (unless it's a mistake); can't help
w/the machines, but I will say that I make sure my roasts are at least 12
minutes long (sometimes a bit longer).

I'm sure others w/more experience w/these roasters can chime in, too.


On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 6:27 PM, Allon Stern <allon at radioactive.org> wrote:

> On Oct 11, 2010, at 5:53 PM, Sheila McKinnon <ihs at shaw.ca> wrote:
>  Recently I am finding that the roasts with the FreshRoast have a sour
>> smell - am I 'over roasting'?  I am hitting 2nd crack - if I stop too early
>> then the roast seems under-roasted - with no taste.  It does not seem to
>> matter the bean.
> What varietal? How fast are you roasting? Any rest?
> -
> allon
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