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Topic: Cracking (5 msgs / 128 lines)
1) From: Ronnie Kramer
I have another newbie question about cracking.  I was expecting a more or less continuous popping sound through first crack.  But what I'm now thinking might be the first crack is  just a pop or two every second.  Does that sound right?
   
  I thought every bean would 'pop.' but I dont think there were nearly as many pops as beans.
   
  Thanks!
  -Ronnie
Ronnie Kramer
Austin, TX

2) From: Eddie Dove
Ronnie,
It depends a lot on the bean and on the profile.  Some roasts, I have never
heard a sound, others sound like violent popcorn and then of course
everything in between.  All of the beans should crack, but that does not
mean that you will hear each and every one.  If it tastes good, don't worry
about it.
Hope this helps ...
Respectfully,
Eddie
-- 
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3) From: Floyd Lozano
I think it depends on a number of things, like moisture in the bean, size of
the bean, density of the bean, and the evenness of heat in the roaster.  I
notice most roasts in my freshroast are like your, pop, pop.  Pop.  Pop.
Some beans like the Kona from Sweet Marias, however, just roll through first
crack like a string of firecrackers.  I take it that this particular bean is
so uniform in size, density, and moisture, that they all pop at the same
time.  It's pretty cool!
-F
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4) From: Ronnie Kramer
Well,  this is the Peru Norte Especial.
Floyd Lozano  wrote:    I think it depends on a number of things, like moisture in the bean, size of the bean, density of the bean, and the evenness of heat in the roaster.  I notice most roasts in my freshroast are like your, pop, pop.  Pop.  Pop.  Some beans like the Kona from Sweet Marias, however, just roll through first crack like a string of firecrackers.  I take it that this particular bean is so uniform in size, density, and moisture, that they all pop at the same time.  It's pretty cool! 
   
  -F
  On 1/25/07, Ronnie Kramer  wrote:     I have another newbie question about cracking.  I was expecting a more or less continuous popping sound through first crack.  But what I'm now thinking might be the first crack is  just a pop or two every second.  Does that sound right? 
   
  I thought every bean would 'pop.' but I dont think there were nearly as many pops as beans.
   
  Thanks!
  -Ronnie
Ronnie Kramer
Austin, TX 
Ronnie Kramer
Austin, TX

5) From: Peregrine38
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We just "popped" some of that this afternoon.  It was some of the  
most obvious and consistent cracks we have encountered, duration  
about a minute at about 400F.
HTH, Roger
On Jan 25, 2007, at 7:51 PM, Ronnie Kramer wrote:
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We just "popped" some of that = this afternoon.  It was some of the most obvious and consistent cracks = we have encountered, duration about a minute at about 400F.
HTH, Roger
On Jan 25, = 2007, at 7:51 PM, Ronnie Kramer wrote:
Well,  = this is the Peru Norte Especial. Floyd Lozano <fplozano> = wrote: I think it = depends on a number of things, like moisture in the bean, size of the = bean, density of the bean, and the evenness of heat in the roaster.  I = notice most roasts in my freshroast are like your, pop, pop.  Pop.  = Pop.  Some beans like the Kona from Sweet Marias, however, just roll = through first crack like a string of firecrackers.  I take it that = this particular bean is so uniform in size, density, and moisture, that = they all pop at the same time.  It's pretty cool!  = -F   On 1/25/07, = Ronnie Kramer <rlkramer1> = wrote: I = have another newbie question about cracking.  I was expecting a more = or less continuous popping sound through first crack.  But what I'm = now thinking might be the first crack is  just a pop or two every = second.  Does that sound right?   I thought = every bean would 'pop.' but I dont think there were nearly as many pops = as beans.   Thanks! = -Ronnie Ronnie Kramer Austin, TX = Ronnie = Kramer Austin, TX = --Apple-Mail-4-347840030--


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