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Topic: Melange Roast Question (2 msgs / 40 lines)
1) From: Todd Christell
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Greetings,
 
I'm doing all of my roasting HG/BM (and my $9.99 orange heatgun is on
month 5) and roast about 300 grams at a time.  I did a melange roast
with the Misty Valley and really liked it, but that meant some fairly
small volumes of beans in the BM plus double the time.  I was wondering
if it would violate any roasting best practices if I were to start the
roast with my first, darker roast proportion then add the second 2 or 3
minutes later.  The goal would be that each group of beans would reach
the desired roast level at the same time.  
 
Todd 

2) From: Cameron Forde
Hi Todd,
I don't do HG/anything but I think that the roast you suggest wouldn't
result in the melange you want.  Adding greens after you start would
drop the temperature of the beans being roasted and result in a
melange of initial ramp/drying phase.  A better approach might be to
dump half the roast at the desired low range (say C+) and keep
roasting the rest (to FC, perhaps).  Or simply do two batches and
blend them or not to see what you like.
Good luck!
Cameron
On 2/27/07, Todd Christell  wrote:
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