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Topic: Short rest times (9 msgs / 212 lines)
1) From: cja
Rest time...
If you know you will be making a pot within the same day (or 6hrs later 
as below), would it be better to grind it right after roasting? I would 
think this may help to get the co2 out. Maybe the staling effects of the 
air are not worth it. Maybe there is a way to speed up rest times? Is 
time the only thing that can heal a beans heart? Any thoughts?
Chad
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2) From: Brett Mason
Don't be discouraged - the rules allow for brewing as soon after you roast
as you like.  I do all the time!
Frankly it will still be great coffee, even if you brew before the beans are
cool....
Brett
On 10/10/06, cja  wrote:
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3) From: Blake D. Ratliff
I see your logic.  It does makes sense.  Probably the only way to know for 
sure is to try it.
Blake

4) From: Blake D. Ratliff
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I agree.  It may not taste the same but it is very good in its own way.
Blake

5) From: Les
About the only beans I know of that have a dramatic change due to rest time
are the new cross that results in the Pacamara beans.  They are average for
the first 3 days and then bam! on the 4th day there is a flavor explosion.
All of the other beans I have roasted have way above average flavor after
about 6 hours rest.  I have even been known to pull a few ristrettos on
about 6 minutes rest, talk about crema, well over 95%.  I think rest time
can be over-rated.  Some beans go through a full character change from 6
hours to 6 days.  The Bugisu is like that.  Every day is a new experience.
Don't get hung up on rest times.  If you have done a good roast, the coffee
will be good right away.
Les
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6) From: miKe mcKoffee
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rest time are the new cross that results in the Pacamara beans.  They are
average for the first 3 days and then bam! on the 4th day there is a flavor
explosion.  All of the other beans I have roasted have way above average
flavor after about 6 hours rest.  I have even been known to pull a few
ristrettos on about 6 minutes rest, talk about crema, well over 95%.  I
think rest time can be over-rated.  Some beans go through a full character
change from 6 hours to 6 days.  The Bugisu is like that.  Every day is a new
experience.  Don't get hung up on rest times.  If you have done a good
roast, the coffee will be good right away. 
	 
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On very short rested shots do you ever notice a baking soda like
effervescent taste quality in the cup?
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
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7) From: Les
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Yes I have noticed that effect or is it an affect.  Even though the flavor
might be good on a short rested shot, real nice thick crema seems to only
occur after day three.  I pulled a ristretto of some Sumatra on 11 days rest
and the crema was almost as thick as whipped cream.
Les
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
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8) From: Steve Hay
On 10/10/06, Les  wrote:
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Effect.  It would be affect if the coffee was putting on airs...
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9) From: Justin Marquez
On 10/10/06, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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I would guess that it is CO2 evolving out as the hot water hits the
grinds.  I made an Aeropress Inverted this morning on some nice Guat
beans I roasted last evening and it looked about like I had poured a
hot soda into the AP tube when the water hit the grinds. Even with the
short rest, it was excellent.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)


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