[Homeroast] Roasting decaf beans

Forrest forrestdanson at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 15 22:56:21 CDT 2014


Don't have a good answer for that but must be related to the processing used to decaffinate the beans.  Very little chaff, beans usually darker start and shorter roasting profile all point to a significant difference .....
Forrest

> On Apr 15, 2014, at 1:18 PM, Ben Treichel <J.W.Bullfrog at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 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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