[Homeroast] Sour coffee taste

Michael Mccandless mcsparky6670 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 26 10:25:21 CDT 2011


Might consider running a little rice through the grinder,
Could be some tailings from previous roasts creeping in.

McSparky


On Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 4:27 AM, Scot Larson <scot_larson at hotmail.com>wrote:

>
> Hi all,
>
> I'd like to ask for some help/advice regarding a recent roast.  I picked up
> some green Mexican Chiapas from a local roaster and used it to christen my
> Quest (after a few batches of Tom's Thumbs Down.)  I took the beans to FC -
> 8 min to 1st, 11 to finish.  The flavor is OK, but there is a sour taste on
> the finish.  Not the standard acidic bite on the front of the tongue, but
> rather in the back.  Is this simply a question of bean quality or can this
> sourness be caused by something in the roasting technique.  I brewed with
> both French press and manual drip with the same results so I don't believe
> the brewing method is the culprit.  Any ideas?
>
> Scot
>
> p.s.  Great listserv.  This group has really helped me improve my roasting.
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