I roasted a batch of coffee today using a profile in my I roast that I
have used pretty commonly. First crack happened extremely early for
this coffee, barely after the 'peanut color' stage of the roasting
process. Needless to say I was a bit suprised... Has anyone else
experienced a way earlier than expected first crack on a roast... the
temperature could not have been any more than 400 degrees, probably
quite a bit less since that was the dial in temp for the i roast and it
tends to run a tad cooler than dial up.
The temperatures were good on the I roast and circulation was excellent,
and I was about 4 to 5 minutes into the roast.