[Homeroast] Homeroast Digest, Vol 81, Issue 8

Hank Arnold hankarnold at gmail.com
Thu Oct 9 20:14:37 CDT 2014

Beats me...the Behmor is set for approximately 10 min's or so for a
pound,seems to work for me....

But maybe the next roast I'll pull them at 5 minutes and see if
there's any difference.

Me thinks there won't be



> I read a lot of the coffee/roasting subreddits on reddit.com and recently
> saw someone suggest that it's bad practice to quickly cool beans after
> roasting and instead you want to target the cooling to take 3-4 minutes.
> I asked him to elaborate and he said, "Our roasting control system was
> designed by an SCAA award winning organic chemist. Referencing my
> chicken-scratch class notes, it had something to do with interruption of
> long-chain sucrose polymerization and cross-linking to other chemical
> constituents. He specified cool to the touch in longer than 3 minutes and
> less than 4 to maximize cup quality."
> Can anyone else weigh in on this?
> Thanks!

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