Evaluation of roasting harar green stripe: I've roasted most all origins of beans. Most beans are uneventful/typical during a roast. Not true for this harar. I roasted up 1/2 pound in my SC/TO, and I loved watching this one go. 1st crack hit like a bang, loud enough where it could have been mistaken for popcorn. Not to say that the piles of smoke billowing out wouldn't give it away! This coffee lived up to its dry processed origin and completely filled my garage with oh so sweet smoke. It started smoking early and continued throughout the roast. VERY CHAFFY Lots of chaff was spinning around in the chamber and igniting in split second "meteor shower" blaze. Some was even flamin' as it flew out the chaff opening in the side. Too fun! 1st crack at 7:30 2nd crack at 11:45 Pulled the heat after the first few signs of 2nd crack. Beans look lovely and smelled wonderful! Now I can't wait to make some coffee! Greg Impatiently waiting for tomorrow's coffee.
I had fun with this one too Greg. And yet another Harar grabs a spot in my favorites list. I just finished my first batch yesterday. Roasted up another pound for the Dad. On 8/8/06, Greg C. Rose wrote: <Snip> -- Don
I'm enjoying three day (full city) green stripe this morning. The last batch (#19) was less than great (I thought) at day 3, but wonderful the following day. The City+ batch needs to rest a day longer, I think, but I am enjoying fruity things in the cup that I am not seeing as much in the FC. I too noticed a good first crack, in this batch, and a very even roast. Looking back at my records, first crack occurred 30 seconds or so later than it did with lot 19, using the same profile. Tom and Maria recently replaced my IR2, so it might be a difference in the roasters. If you remember, my machine had developed some problems. I could still roast with it, but the machine's behaviour had changed enough to make it less versatile in terms of accepting and using custom profiles. They were terrific about it, btw --another reason to buy from them. vicki Don Cummings wrote: <Snip>
Goodness, gracious, great balls of flaming chaff! On 8/8/06, Greg C. Rose wrote: <Snip>