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Topic: Time between 1st and 2nd cracks (Iroast ?) (2 msgs / 73 lines)
1) From: chris gordon
Im relatively new to home roasting. I have an I-Roast and have been using a roast profile most recently of 2min/350 2min/400 4min/450. Usually stopping it with 2:00 left and a peak temp of about 445. The coffee from this is good but not great. Im sure I can get more out of this machine and am wondering if this is too hot too fast? I can discern first crack but not a 2nd, so either Im just not waiting long enough (in which case the beans are gonna be black by the time it happens) or they're running together. Any guidance is appreciated. -chris
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2) From: Rich M
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Hi Chris-
Having an IR2, my guess is that the cracks are running together for  
you. For most of my roasts, I can get a noticeable, but not very  
long, break between cracks.  What you can do is go into the archives-- 
there's a lot of roasting profiles for the IR2. Go ahead and try  
several of these and you will probably find something that works for  
you. Another "trick" that I use is simply getting my ear as close as  
possible to the exhaust screen of the machine without burning my ear.  
This allows the subtle sounds to become a bit more clear.  At this  
stage in your roasting career, I believe you must use a lot of trial  
and error, especially on the IR2 due to all the variances in temp.   
Good luck--keep at it.
Rich M
On Feb 20, 2007, at 12:52 PM, chris gordon wrote:
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Hi Chris-Having an IR2, my =
guess is that the cracks are running together for you. For most of my =
roasts, I can get a noticeable, but not very long, break between =
cracks.  What you can do is go into the archives--there's a lot of =
roasting profiles for the IR2. Go ahead and try several of these and you =
will probably find something that works for you. Another "trick" that I =
use is simply getting my ear as close as possible to the exhaust screen =
of the machine without burning my ear. This allows the subtle sounds to =
become a bit more clear.  At this stage in your roasting career, I =
believe you must use a lot of trial and error, especially on the IR2 due =
to all the variances in temp.  Good luck--keep at it.
Rich = M On Feb 20, 2007, at 12:52 PM, chris gordon = wrote:
Im relatively new to home roasting. I have an I-Roast and = have been using a roast profile most recently of 2min/350 2min/400 = 4min/450. Usually stopping it with 2:00 left and a peak temp of about = 445. The coffee from this is good but not great. Im sure I can get more = out of this machine and am wondering if this is too hot too fast? I can = discern first crack but not a 2nd, so either Im just not waiting long = enough (in which case the beans are gonna be black by the time it = happens) or they're running together. Any guidance is appreciated. = -chris
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