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Topic: Resting duration (4 msgs / 187 lines)
1) From: STP
Is there a general consensus as to how long a coffee should rest?  I
usually roast at night and store the coffee in a dark cupboard in
Tupperware with the lid off until morning.  In the morning I grind my
first batch and cover the Tupperware.
Also, if coffee is fresh for 4-6 days and you rest it for 2 days, peak
flavor duration is 2 to 4 days (4 to 6 days minus 2 days)?
One more question ...
I noticed there are replies to my posts in the first digest
distributed after I email the list.  Is there another way to access
current posts other than the digest email?
Thanks,
Kevin
Middletown, NY

2) From: cja
Kevin,
I get every email individually. Digest didn't work for me as I spent 
lots of time fishing through the repeated comments looking for the new 
ones. However, I am on a handheld device (sidekick) with a small screen. 
I am on the train right now going home from work. I didn't think I would 
like 100 emails a day but I was wrong. I like this much better and I 
like the real time part of it- kind of like a conversation.
Chad
On Tue, 10 Oct 2006 10:43am, STP wrote:
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3) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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Kevin,
      Ok 1st answer: the subject of rest and fresh is highly debated
usually by how sensitive your pallet is to stale... I try to rest for
24-36 hours and use it all prior to 1 week these are generalities not
hard and fast each coffee is different and some are late bloomers( don't
truly develop for 48-72 hours) 
      2nd answer you can go to the homeroast settings page 
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4) From: Justin Marquez
On 10/10/06, STP  wrote:
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I think the general idea is:
1) Decafs need little rest at all - indeed I just did a std AP of one
roasted just 2 hrs ago and it was fine.
2) Lighter bodied coffees need more rest than heavier ones.
My rule of thumb is about 2 days for a honkin' Kenya or the Monsooned
Malabar for example or 3+ for one o' them wussy Central Americans or
Panama coffees.
Fact is - almost any homeroasted is better with minimal rest than
anything you could buy out in the coffeehouse or markets. Try 'em
sooner and later and see what you like and how they change. (The
Aeropress is handy for this experiment.)
I was at a gas processing plant start-up in Colorado back in June. I
HG/DB roasted a Guatemalan coffee at the plant and immediately made a
pot. The plant startup crew pronounced the best coffee they had ever
tasted, anywhere.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)


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