[Homeroast] Reflections on Roasting Fundamentals

ricky carter rickylc99 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 1 22:45:06 CDT 2014


How does this profile compare to how you handled the Teklu Chele' Lektu?

On Sat, Jun 28, 2014 at 12:52 PM, miKe mcKoffee <mckona at comcast.net> wrote:

> My Aricha profile in brief:
> Charge through drying stage ~5min ~300f (bean mass)
> Tanning to start of first ~7min ~400f
> Start of 1st to EOR ~2:30min 425f drop
> HOW you would achieve going from ~15f/min ramp approaching 1st to ~10f/min
> ramp hitting 1st to EOR with RK setup can't say exactly since I'm not using
> that roasting tool. How you "slam on the brakes" ramp wise is the big
> question. I use a combination of dropping flame AND big increase in air
> flow
> (flushing hotter air out) coming up on 1st. As 1st starts in earnest flame
> remains down and reduce air flow (reducing convection rate). Air flow is a
> tricky thing yet huge in controlling roast and roast results especially
> light roasts. On the one hand increased air flow can/will increase
> convection once stabilized to higher air flow, on the other it can blow
> current hot air out... I've roasted around 10,000 batches on my USRC 3k in
> 6-1/2 years and think barely really starting to get a good handle on it! I
> have other coffees drop lower than Aricha, current lowest 416f, and still
> able to get a good finish stretch with end ramps approaching only 6f/min
> without stalling. All about learning to control your roaster, Art AND
> Science.
> It's easy to turn beans brown, it's a lifetime Journey learning to make
> beans sing.
> Slave to the Bean miKe mcKoffee
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Homeroast [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
> Behalf Of kevin creason
> Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2014 9:20 AM
> Do you start off higher and then taper off, or still start lower + ramp up+
> taper off before snap?
> On Jun 28, 2014 10:57 AM, "miKe mcKoffee" <mckona at comcast.net> wrote:
> > Slow the ramp as you're approaching 1st...
> >
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