[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Les
Sent: Friday, January 19, 2007 2:25 PM
Don't forget the enjoyment of roasting by getting caught up in
watching too many instruments.
OTH part of the enjoyment of roasting for some just might be watching too
I'll tell ya, a couple weeks ago a cold was kicking my butt. At best sense
of taste and smell maybe at 20%. AND needed to roast coffee. The element of
judging roast finish by smell was for all intents and purposes non-existent.
I was very glad I "could" roast with good accuracy almost totally by
Now roasting this week with full senses active much more plearsurable to be
sure. Man I just LOVE the smell of roasts going through 1st to end of roast!
And really find the bean smell changes from start of roast green, to
tanning, to browning both enjoyable and informative too. And if not for
sense of smell the Harrar Lot 30 roast would have been blown, ramp from
start of 1st to end of roast target temp went a bit too fast. When hitting
targeted 450f tickling 2nd finish point there was the barest perceptible
hints of blueberry just starting, since the final ramp had gotten a bit away
arrived ~30 second early (don't scan List email while roasting if you be a
human PID:-), so simply held the desired finish temp for ~30 seconds and the
expected blueberry fragrance suddently exploded. Happy Roaster:-) FWIW this
mornings early 3 day rest "blueberry" cappuccino quite good.
I call my roast style Artful Scientific Zen roasting:-)
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first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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