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Topic: Neiiigghhhh!! (3 msgs / 65 lines)
1) From: Steve Hay
Well, as can be seen by the subject line, I received some Ethiopian Harrar
Horse today.  Its not Tom's, which I should get later, but I threw it in th=
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roaster anyways..
First, the unevenness of the roast is marked.  I did a 460/6-400/4 iRoast2
profile on it and stopped it 8 minutes in at a bed temperature of 445F,
about 5F earlier than most roasts I do at that profile.  Pretty sure I hit
FC with the roast.  There were some dark, uneven beans and some bright tan
beans in the mix when I stopped it.  I thought I saw oil, but I think it wa=
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actually the chaff, which was sticking to the bean a bit and kind of shiny.
Shiny chaff?  Is it the chaff that is blueberry?  I think on my next run
with this stuff I'm going to bump down a few degrees and end the roast at
375F to get a little more cook-time before stopping the roast, and going a
bit lighter on the roast to a slower City+.  Definately smelled a bit a
blueberry during the roast.  Afterwards, a good whiff of the beans revealed
blueberry as well.  First time I've ever smelled characteristic right after
roasting.
All this combined makes me wonder if they dont do something to this bean to
give it its blueberry flavor.  The shiny chaff especially.  Anyone ever see=
n
that?  Also, it will be interesting to compare Brand X to Tom's..
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Steven Hay
hay.steve -AT- gmail.com

2) From: Steve Hay
375F program temperature, not bean..  I plan on stopping at a bed temp of
435F.
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Steven Hay
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3) From: Aaron
I roasted up toms blueberry the other day and I might have been 
imagining it because I knew it was there but I could have swore i 
smelled hints of blueberry during the roast actually.
Two days later, very nice blueberry smell to the beans, ill try them 
first thing in the morning.
aaron


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