[Homeroast] Roasting decaf beans

Forrest forrestdanson at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 15 22:51:57 CDT 2014


Thank you for the info.  I will try the P2 B  setting and monitor the time that 1C begins.  That is one setting I haven't tried.  I am not sophisticated enough in the process to use RoasterThing, in fact, it is the first I heard of it .... Research will follow.
Again thanks,
Forrest

> On Apr 15, 2014, at 1:44 PM, Bonnie Polkinghorn <bonnie.polkinghorn at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hello Forrest,
> I roast a lot of decaf, and for 3/4 lb, I roast on 1lb P2 B, and almost
> always - 1C starts exactly at the 12 minute mark.  I then roast 3-4 minutes
> after the start of 1C, and then hit cool.  I then open the door and remove
> the chaff tray while cooling.  Decaf doesn't have much chaff, so that works
> really well.
> 
> You will know what time your 1C usually starts if you use P1 or P2.  Yours
> may not be at 12 minutes.  Mine is that way because my Behmor is old, and I
> wrap the chaff tray in foil to try to speed up my roasts.
> 
> Do you use the RoasterThing software to monitor your roasts?  If so, you
> can get a lot of interesting data on where your roasts are in the Behmor
> profile at the start of 1C.
> 
> -Bonnie P.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 10:20 AM, 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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