[Homeroast] 2nd crack

Keld Soele keld.soele at gmail.com
Tue Aug 13 12:43:43 CDT 2013


Yes, very well put, Phil!
Further more I find that taking a step back(not letting bean color get or
of sight) will dampen noise from motor, fan etc. more than the sound from
the crack(s).

Best regards,
Keld
Den 10/08/2013 04.11 skrev "Phil Bergman" <Phil at junglemusic.net>:

> I also have a Gene Cafe.
>
> What I do is:
>
> 1.  First, watch the beans and their color.  After you hit cool, they'll
> get
> somewhat darker or more roasted even though new heat is not added.  If they
> look "black" (waited too long), nothing else matters.  You've gone too far.
>
> 2.  Listen for first crack.  Sometimes it is subtle, other times noisy.
> But, listen for its absence, i.e. 30 seconds from last "pop"
> 3.  Watch or more intense smoke coming at this point.  But, it can fake you
> out.  Keep looking at the beans.
> 4.  Smell the smoke.  After first crack, it's more pungent to me.
>
> Most important, always watch the color.  If it's getting really dark brown
> and you haven't hit "cool", it's going to get darker.  So, think ahead of
> the curve.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Phil
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Homeroast [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
> Behalf Of Terry McVay
> Sent: Friday, August 09, 2013 2:01 PM
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] 2nd crack
>
> Never used a Behmor but with my RK drum setup I find that at least one,
> often two of Tom's beans snap about a minute before second. I have to
> listen
> hard so not sure if this is much help.. Terry
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Homeroast [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com]
> > On Behalf Of John Nanci
> > Sent: Friday, August 09, 2013 11:13 AM
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> > Subject: Re: [Homeroast] 2nd crack
> >
> > You have to learn how to anticipate and coast into the end of the
> > roast.  I've found good aroma clues to know before it reaches 2nd.
> >
> > John
> >
> > At 11:08 AM 8/9/2013, you wrote:
> > >yes.
> > >
> > >
> > >On Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 12:55 PM, sj177p <sj177p at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hello,
> > > >
> > > > There is much talk about stopping a roast before 2nd crack. I have
> > a
> > > > gene roaster which has a cool button. If I press the cool button
> > > > before 2nd crack, I believe that the beans may still reach 2nd
> > crack
> > > > during the process of cooling down. Is this roast considered then
> > to
> > > > have reached 2nd crack? I prefer lighter roasts but not too light
> > as then it becomes sour.
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