[Homeroast] Roasting decaf beans

Ben Treichel J.W.Bullfrog at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 15:18:45 CDT 2014


I don't know an answer, but I think a good question is why does de-caf
roast differently?


On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 12:20 PM, Forrest Danson <dansonf at centurylink.net>wrote:

> I am roasting decaf beans in a Behmor 1600 roaster.  I usually roast 3/4
> pound at a time.  I have tried several of the roasting profiles and stop
> the roasts just after the end of 1C.   So far I am not very pleased with
> the results as often the beans are over roasted and seem to lose the
> varietal flavors.
> So my question is: can anyone recommend a roasting method for the Behmor
> that results in a "perfectly" roasted decaf?  (The last one I tried was and
> Ethiopian bean)
> I don't seem to have any trouble getting good results with non-decaf so
> obviously I am missing some essential bit of knowledge.  I would very much
> appreciate any advice.
> Cheers,
> Forrest
> Prescott Valley AZ
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