[Homeroast] what's happening with these beans?

Joseph Robertson theotherjo at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 22:06:32 CDT 2011


I don't have the data and research to support this comment but with my
limited scientific mind I would venture to say the moisture content of the
bean/beans in question has a significant bearing on the audible level and
dramatic nature of the 1st. C.
Joe

On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 3:26 PM, Michael Mccandless
<mcsparky6670 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Humidity is a factor.
> I find that many beans show a dramatic 1st crack increase when humidity is
> 60 - 65.
>
> MMc
>
>
> On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 10:11 AM, sci <scizen at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Kim,
> > I just roasted a batch of the Harar Longerry in my QM3 a couple of days
> > ago.
> > I heard very few 1st cracks (maybe only 3 or 4 in a 225g batch), and the
> Q
> > is a very quiet machine. You can barely tell it is running (with no beans
> > in
> > it). So, I'd say don't worry about that. You are correct to think that
> 1st
> > cracks vary.  Some beans have lively 1st crack phase, others are lame
> like
> > this one. As for the 24 minute roast time, try to get that down. I have
> > never used that machine, but plenty of others can give advice on it. One
> > tip
> > may be to use it where the room temperature is higher.
> > Ivan
> >
> > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2011 10:59:25 -0700
> > From: Kim Phipps <kphipps at mac.com>
> > To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > Subject: [Homeroast] what's happening with these beans?
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> >
> > A bit puzzled: I was roasting some Ethiopia Harar Longberry last night in
> > my
> > Nesco roaster. Didn't load it too full, ambient room temp was warm,
> machine
> > plugged directly into wall outlet. (no power strip or extension cord) I
> > roasted for a full 24 minutes (not on the cooling cycle) to the point
> where
> > the beans were very dark, and I was starting to get some smoke. (the
> > machine
> > absorbs most of the smoke)  Since I wanted a lighter roast on these, I
> > pulled them and quickly cooled them down in colander. They are quite
> dark,
> > but not yet oily. The strange part is, I never heard one single crack.
> The
> > machine is noisy, but I always hear at least *some* of the cracking. I
> > broke
> > a few open, and they seem roasted all the way through. Is it possible
> that
> > some beans don't crack, or have a quieter crack? Or did I just not let
> them
> > roast long enough, in spite of the color and smoke level? Will taste
> > tonight
> > after sufficient rest, but I'm not very experienced with the Ethiopians,
> so
> > I don't totally know what I would be expecting. Any thoughts?
> >
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