[Homeroast] QM3 roasts of El Salv El Manzano Process Experiment

Hank Perkins hankperkins at gmail.com
Sun Jan 30 19:59:19 CST 2011


If you think about it, I wonder how they will taste blended together.


On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 6:20 PM, sci <scizen at gmail.com> wrote:
> I roasted three batches today in the QM3 of the El Salvador Finca El Manzano
> Process Experiment. It is an interesting roast experiment. You get a batch
> of the same bean from the same farm (even same side of the hill!) processed
> in the traditional WP (wet process) PN (pulp natural) and DP (dry process).
> I roasted 115g batches of each to C+ with EOR temp of 208C on my analog BT.
> 1C had clearly finished on each batch and developed to a super consistent
> C+. The roast curves were very close, each reaching 1C at the same temp,
> however the DP ran away a little after 1C. Those folks at El Manzano did a
> great job on the DP because it looked identical to the PN and WP. They all
> look virtually same under my 10x loupe in terms of surface texture, color,
> and bean size.
> I will cup them over the next week, probably a cup of each every day till
> they run out. I'll report on the cup quality. I'm trying to figure out a way
> to make a cup of each and trick myself into not knowing which is which. I
> think I'll make a little label with the name, put it on the bottom of three
> identical cups, blindfold myself and switch them around till I'm confused.
> Then drink!
> I have enough to do a FC roast experiment next.
> Ivan
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