[Homeroast] The Behmor Divide

ricky carter rickylc99 at gmail.com
Fri May 6 17:05:36 CDT 2011


That's quite a bit different from my experiences with Jimma, it was late to
the party, didn;t reach first until 205-207C, but when it did finally make
it to first, it really went long and strong.

On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 4:26 PM, Brian Kamnetz <bkamnetz at gmail.com> wrote:

> Similarly, I noticed that Jimma roasted "fast", got to first crack in
> shorter time than other varieties take, so much so that it is sort of
> touchy, very sensitive to heat.
>
> Brian
>
> On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 3:54 PM, ricky carter <rickylc99 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I agree Ed, but now i've jumped back over the divide from the Behmor to
> the
> > Quest.
> >
> > And here's something I've noticed for the first time this week as I'm
> > cleaning out the end of last years Kenyans.  They all seem to hit 1st
> crack
> > at very low temps, comparatively speaking.  Where most of my stock will
> hit
> > 1st crack at approx 199C to 201C, these have been hitting 1st at approx
> 194C
> > to 196C.
> >
> > This brings up a couple of questions.
> >
> > First,  is the lower 1st crack temp due to the age of the beans (some
> > pushing 12 months stored in the original SM bag), or just the unique
> > character of Kenyans (I don't seem to have noticed this behaviour when
> the
> > beans were "fresher")
> >
> > Second, how to proceed with the finish of the roast, time and temp from
> end
> > of 1st (the approach that I have been using, results are just ok) or run
> on
> > up to normal finish temps irregardless of where 1st started?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 3:40 PM, Edward Bourgeois <edbourgeois at gmail.com
> >wrote:
> >
> >> Some of us roast by the traditional Times/BT/ET and now there are many
> >> with Behmors who speak a different language of P's/+-/time left/open
> >> the door. This makes to old discussions of tweaking profiles much more
> >> difficult to have together. Just an observation.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Ed Bourgeois aka farmroast
> >> Amherst MA.
> >> http://coffee-roasting.blogspot.com/
> >>
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