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 hints... 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. vicki chsteward wrote: <Snip>
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
is there a third crack?????
That's not bean temp--it is the temperature the iRoast captures as the hot air is blown into the roast chamber. v Leo Zick wrote: <Snip>
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
Plumbers Blend.... On 8/7/06, Scjgb3 wrote: <Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast Zassman
lmao that's to funny Brett, isnt there a Vienna roast that really pushes the bean to the limit
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: <Snip> -- =Spencer in Ann Arbor My Unitarian Jihad http://tinyurl.com/6valr)Name is: Sibling Dagger of Mild Reason What are you?http://homepage.mac.com/whump/ujname.html