[Homeroast] Baked Beans
robotyonder at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 9 00:56:27 CST 2011
Thanks, Ed and Joe,
My sense has been that somehow baking (in this context) is usually interpreted as flat-lined rate of Bean Mass Temperature rise. In my case, roasting with the Behmor, that situation possibility arises when doing the door-dance to slow the roast in order to extend the interval between First Crack and End of Roast. Before learning about the door dance and starting it, I was getting some pretty unfulfilling roasts, and after I started the door dance, the flavors started to pop for me for the first time, as I was finally able to extend the post First crack time. The operational problem was how to manage door-opening without baking by slowing too far. You are dead on when you say the Quest is a better choice because it affords the means of assessing Rate of Rise, but so is Ed's highly-instrumented roaster (with, IIRC, a speedometer)(perfect!), and so are others, so equipped.
I have managed to get a sort of half-assed Bean Mass Temperature gauge into the Behmor, but it has only about Five-degree accuracy, so I can't get more precise in my attempt to maintain a slowest-possible, but steady rate of rise.
Incidentally, I cannot imagine how folks can handle all the tasks of reading ET, BMT, and door-dancing at the critical moments of end of roast. I have quite looking at the ET (because it fluctuates with the power-changes) and busy myself with the door and BMT.
All in great fun and,
> Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 22:17:08 -0800
> From: theotherjo at gmail.com
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Baked Beans
> Exactly my thinking. Thus the flat line as I call it when the temp reading
> from the bean mass does not change or climb through the start of roast
> through 1st c and on to 2nd c. if you like going there.
> I'm trying to split this discussion into two parts so I can understand it
> 1st part being, how you physically bake coffee beans, I mean what steps do
> you and I as a roaster go through to cause the beans to bake instead of
> roast. I call it "Stalling the roast" for short. Now how you do it with your
> particular roaster should be the same whether it's an IRoast2 or Quest, or
> frying pan. As I understand it now.
> The second part being what this actually cups out as or tastes like.
> What I have seen with this thread is a blending of the two. In other words,
> the baking of the beans and what baked beans taste like.
> What it tastes like to me is not as important as how to prevent it from
> happening in the first place.
> Thanks all for a rewarding thread.
> On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 10:02 PM, Edward Bourgeois <edbourgeois at gmail.com>wrote:
> > I've thought of it as the results of a stalled caramelization while
> > the moisture continues to escape and the beans continue to bake.
> > --
> > Ed Bourgeois aka farmroast
> > Amherst MA.
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