[Homeroast] what's happening with these beans?

miKe mcKoffee mcKona at comcast.net
Sun Jul 24 22:35:01 CDT 2011


Stating "SM beans delivered to AZ are usually 35% - 45%" isn't a matter of
semantics, it's flat inaccurate.

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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] what's happening with these beans?
> 
> 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-c
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> > 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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