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Topic: Harrar lot 30 - first roast (7 msgs / 185 lines)
1) From: PAUL RIFKIN
I know I am late to the party but this bean was full
of blueberries roasted to a count of ten post the last
of first crack. Done in an unmodified popper outside
with an ambient temp of around 70 degrees and taking
about five minutes to get to that stage.  No light
colored beans culled. Now back to lurk status.
                           Paul
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2) From: Tim TenClay
*crying* *pulling out his hair*
Why Me?!  or more precisely, why NOT me?  I have a decent set of taste
buds; I know what blueberries taste like.  I've roasted several
batches of Lot 30 now and haven't got even the slightest taste of
blueberry.  I've roasted from half-way between 1st and 2nd to well
into second.  I've rested from 12 hours to 7 days.
Using an unmodified popper on 2 extension chords.  Maybe I'm roasting too d=
ark?
I guess it's a good thing I ordered 5 pounds....
Paul -- congrats :-)
Grace and Peace,
  `tim
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3) From: Jim Sheets
I get blueberries galore from my PI.  How long are you letting the roast go?
I go to about 6:30 start of second and finish @ 435 degrees and about 8:00 -
8:30.  About one to two days later lots of blueberries.  The beans are very
light in color when finished and never show oil even after a week of rest. 
Regards,
 
James Sheets
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Operating Tax Systems, LLC.

4) From: James House
I missed out on Lot 30 but I have some of the later, Lot 19, on the way.
Has anyone had the chance to compare?  Also what about you SC/CO roasters,
are you able to squeeze the blueberries out of these lots?  I wonder if it
takes a faster roast like the poppers to get this as the SC/CO is going to
run from 8-11 FC and 14-20 SC?
-james
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5) From: Wesley Simon
RKDrum report: City/City+ roast, nothing but blueberry!  The beans smell of
blueberry 12 hours after the roast.  At 10 days after the roast, the
blueberry is very subtle, a nice chocolate flavor sets in to replace it.
Even though more Harrar Horse was promised, I purchased 40 lbs.  I knew
after the come and go nature of coffees like Kenya Gethumbwini and Sumatra
Blue Batak, I needed to snag all I wanted rather than hope future lots
offered the same great flavor.
/Wes
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6) From: Les
Wesley,
I did the same thing last year on the Panama 1700-1800 and the Brazil
Yellow Bourbon.  I am just running out of last years Panama and the
new batch just hit the list.
Les
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7) From: Wesley Simon
I roasted some of lot 30 on Saturday morning in my RK drum to City/City+.  I
tried a half-pot about 3 hours later.  There was a nice subtle blueberry
flavor already developing.
Just as a side-note: I roasted up the last couple pounds of my Kenya
Gethumbwini since I have more on the way and then roasted (City) a
(pre-roast) blend of 8 oz Brazil Cerrado 1st Place -Fazenda Cruz Branca, 8
oz Ethiopian FTO Harar - Oromia Coop, and 2 lbs of some Costa Rican that has
a deep chocolate/caramel tone to it.
My last couple pounds of Sumatra Blue Batak was begging to be roasted.  Does
anyone have any idea when the Sumatras will be arriving?
Thanks,
Wes
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