[Homeroast] what's happening with these beans?

Michael Mccandless mcsparky6670 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 24 22:07:58 CDT 2011


Semantics.

MMc


On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 7:10 PM, miKe mcKoffee <mcKona at comcast.net> wrote:

> Your "Little Havana" may be "accurate" for atmospheric humidity but not for
> coffee greens. FWIW greens moisture content is Not 35-45%. The target
> greens
> moisture content is 10% + - a couple %. Mold becomes an issue greens above
> 12%. And think about it. IF your greens moisture content was say 40%, you'd
> experience a corresponding close to 40% weight loss during roasting. Quite
> certain ya ain't seeing that.
>
> Here's an H-B discussion on how to actuall measure greens moisture content:
>
> http://www.home-barista.com/home-roasting/measuring-moisture-content-of-gree
> n-coffee-t13613.html
>
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
> > Behalf Of Michael Mccandless
> > Sent: Friday, July 22, 2011 4:02 PM
> >
> > I use tube type Hygrometers like "Little Havana".
> > Accurate and inexpensive.
> > SM beans delivered to AZ are usually 35% - 45%.
> > Too  high humidity runs the risk of an environment conducive
> > to mold growth.
> > Too dry and I believe the beans roast a little faster.
> > IIRC 1st crack is caused by H2O expanding.
> >
> > I use RO water to hydrate.
> > Store in warm - dry area to dehydrate.
> >
> > MMc
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