[Homeroast] India Ratnagiri Pearl Mountain Peabody - no first crack

Brian Kamnetz bkamnetz at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 15:09:25 CDT 2014


This coffee is nearly gone now, but it has evolved a very pleasing flavor,
not unlike some of the Ethiopians around their peaks, though not as intense.

Brian

On Sun, Aug 31, 2014 at 11:17 AM, Brian Kamnetz <bkamnetz at gmail.com> wrote:

> In my most recent order of greens, as part of an 8-pound sampler pack, I
> received a pound of India Ratnagiri Pearl Mountain Peabody. I roasted it
> yesterday. It seemed to be heating up pretty fast, so I moved the heat gun
> back a bit, aiming for increase of 10-20 degrees per minute. When I got
> into the high 300s I backed the heat gun off a bit more and kept very
> gradually increasing the temp of the bean mass. I usually hit first crack
> anywhere between 400 and 415 (as I measure the temp), usually ending the
> roast after 14-15 minutes. But I passed that temp yesterday with no first
> crack. I ended up a bit over 440 degrees and about 19 minutes, and never
> did hit first crack. Has anyone else roasted this coffee variety?
>
> I probably ended at around full city, though I didn't hear second crack
> (but my hearing isn't good and I might have missed some snaps). I don't
> usually roast this dark, and to my taste there is a bit of charred flavor.
> But, that said, the flavors are pleasant enough, and it probably will
> improve with a few days rest.
>
> Brian
>


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