[Homeroast] Homeroast Digest, Vol 33, Issue 15

lauriel at efn.org lauriel at efn.org
Sat Oct 16 15:08:28 CDT 2010

This rest note on the Jimma is so helpful. I arrived home last night from
a trip, and needed to roast. All the hoopla about Jimma made me anxiously
awaiting my first sip.. (and wondering if I should order more beyond the
6# I recently received)...so I roasted last night (Poppery), gave it 12
hours rest, and this morning brewed it (Chemex).. and was very unimpressed
(aside from a smoothness that was sort of nice). I roast a small bit every
3 days, so I think I will roast something else for tomorrow, and try the
Jimma on day 3, and 5, and roast more today to try on day 7 and 9.
Just hope it doesn't sell out in case I fall in love with it!

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On Day 7 (as Bryan had recommended)  the Jimma finally came to life!  Sweet
smooth cup with a balanced acidity, fruited notes both in the cup and
especially in the aromatics!  Simply stunning.

I have sampled imedeaitely out of the roaster, on day 3, day 5 and today.
This is the first day that after the first sip I have thought "brew another
batch, I want to drink this ALL DAY!"

The sweetness of the cup and the fruited tones have increased dramatically
from Day 5.  On prior tastings I had felt that I had taken the roast too
dark, on day 3 my wife said it tasted like a "good French Roast" if there is
such a thing.

I have yet to get her comments on today's sample, but it bares no
resemblance to a French roast at all.  I'm truly amazed the flavor profile
can change so dramatically on a couple more days rest.  And I left my
BeeHouse at work!, so sad!

All brew have been French Press, This is roasted in the Behmor attempting to
match the roast parameters MiKe provided.
226 grams, true first crack @ 12:00, EOR @ 15:15, opening the door liberally
to control the roast after 1st starts.

I had honestly thought I was just going to give up on Dry Process beans in
the Behmor, my successes were so few and so unreproducable. This gives me
new hope that there is a chance to get them close to right.

Well, the roasted Jimma Beans I ordered from Compass will arrive in the next
hour, so I can measure how close I am to getting it right.

Thanks again to all who have contributed so much to this thread!

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