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Topic: Monkey roast (8 msgs / 147 lines)
1) From: Vicki Smith
I have an iRoast 2 and preset 2 is: Stage 1: 455F for 6:00min; Stage 2: 
400F for 4:00; Stage 3: 435F for 1:30
I haven't roasted Monkey, but I certainly have noticed a big difference 
in audible sounds from one bean to another. In the category of other 
My experience has been that smaller  roasts are slower, probably because 
the bean mass isn't contributing as much to the temp in the chamber. 
However, perhaps because there are fewer pops and snaps to hear, it is 
harder to hear the sounds of first or second crack.
I also noticed a difference in my ability to hear the cracks when I was 
roasting with a hard surface (like tile) behind my roaster.
I tend to roast 150 gram batches, and for most beans, I stop preset 2 
with about 2-3 minutes to go at about a full city.
chsteward wrote:

2) From: Leo Zick
Would these settings cross over to a hot air popper?  I think if I kept the
temp at 455 for 6 mins, the beans would set on fire..lol

3) From: Scjgb3
is there a third crack?????

4) From: Vicki Smith
That's not bean temp--it is the temperature the iRoast captures as the 
hot air is blown into the roast chamber.
Leo Zick wrote:

5) From: Leo Zick
Im measuring temp inside the popper chamber. Only way I can imagine
measuring bean temps is with an infrared device, which would be silly
considering my $12 popper investment. :p

6) From: Brett Mason
Plumbers Blend....
On 8/7/06, Scjgb3  wrote:
Brett Mason

7) From: Scjgb3
lmao that's to funny Brett, isnt there a Vienna roast that really pushes  the 
bean to the limit

8) From: Spencer Thomas
I have two thermocouples in my popper:  One is in the bean mass, and the
other is in the air plenum below the popping chamber.  Unless I'm going for
a Vienna or darker roast, I try to keep the plenum temperature under
450-460.  But it needs to get into that range if I'm going to roast into the
Full City+ range (435 "bean" temp).
On 8/7/06, Vicki Smith  wrote:
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