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Topic: Rest time for Harar Lot #30 (Blueberry) (7 msgs / 160 lines)
1) From: Derek Bradford
Hi All,
How long are/have you rested lot #30 before drinking?  I pulled some
shots yesterday after 12 hours, and the flavours were intense.  Today,
at 36 hours, they're more subdued, subtle.  Yesterday was a flood of
blueberry, cinnamon, and dark chocolate.  Today is more like a soft
blueberry cream.  I have only what I've got roasted, plus another 1/2
pound, so I want to make the most of it.  Any suggestions?
Thanks,
--Derek
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2) From: Tara Kollas
I'm bad when I roast - I usually wait until I'm just about out before I
roast again, so I'm frequently brewing on only a day's rest - I like to see
how the flavor changes over time.  I have to say, with the Indonesian Flores
- it was good the day after.  On day three, it was amazing.  So with Lot 30,
I've done the same thing - I think I get the most blueberry after 48 hours
of rest.  I imagine it depends on the roast level as much as the rest
period, though.
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3) From: Scott Miller
Derek Bradford wrote:
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Derek,
For the Lot 30, my experience was that 48 hours was best when roasting 
to full city or even just before 2nd crack.
The lighter roasts I did were best with a shorter rest time... like, umm 
10 hours in my case.. I just couldn't wait!
I have a few roasts left in addition to the pound I'm offering as part 
of the Alfred's library tradition. A Vienna roast may be in my future 
just to see what that's like.
I looked at my notes and like you I did notice a change where the fruity 
flavor seemed diminished one day, then came back with more intensity the 
following day.
cheers,
ScoTTT

4) From: Les
Derek,
This is one area that gets me upset a bit.  There are no hard and fast
rules.  Like you with the lot #30, I enjoyed the ride through the
change as it aged.  It is one of those coffees that shows off a
different character every day.  On the other hand, I have not had a
Pacamara that did well until the third day of rest.  So, you have to
discover the best rest time for each bean just like you do with roast
levels.  I know many that miss the great chocolate flavor of the
Bugisu because to me it is really only there for the first 24-36
hours.  It is still a great coffee after that, but different.  Now
that I have you frustrated about what you might be missing, just
remember those poor folks that only get coffee that is over 10 days
old.  It is a nice frustration to have!
Les
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5) From: Derek Bradford
Hah.  For the past month I've been drinking coffee roasted on July
5th.  That got pretty old by the end of it.  (I know I had options...
I was just too busy to deal with them.  I never onced complained,
though.)
The blueberry was wonderful yesterday, and to be honest, it was so
good I should have pulled it all.  But I didn't--I caved and thought
today would be better.  Today was great, but different, just like
tomorrow will be.  That is half the fun, though...enjoying the coffees
over time for what they are at each point, and knowing that in some
cases you'll likely never taste it again.
I've really enjoyed the blueberry.  I drank 5 pounds, but only 1 as
espresso (I couldn't get a nice shot of it on the Elektra), and I
never tired of it.  It's one coffee I'd pay dearly to have more of.  I
think I'll enjoy this batch for the rest of the time I have it, and
then, if it never gets better than it was at 12 hours, and my next
roast is similar at 12 hours, I'll just feast on it until it's gone.
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6) From: Tim TenClay
plbbt!!!!
I stick my tongue out at all of you....
I haven't yet managed any of that mythical blueberry that you all talk
about from the Lot 30.
I still love you all...but maybe it's out of obligation... *grin*
Grace and Peace,
  `tim
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7) From: Ben Gold
This went around awhile back and there was a difference of opinion. I too liked the 12 to 24 hour rest best. 
Best,
Ben
Derek Bradford  wrote: Hi All,
How long are/have you rested lot #30 before drinking?  I pulled some
shots yesterday after 12 hours, and the flavours were intense.  Today,
at 36 hours, they're more subdued, subtle.  Yesterday was a flood of
blueberry, cinnamon, and dark chocolate.  Today is more like a soft
blueberry cream.  I have only what I've got roasted, plus another 1/2
pound, so I want to make the most of it.  Any suggestions?
Thanks,
--Derek
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The Uglyroast 3! Coffee Roaster.  ...Now 85% less ugly!http://uglyroast.atspace.com


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