Did some roasting today. Was going to "go for it" and guesstimate pre-roast
blend ratios for PNWGV blend test. Decided wouldn't exactly be wise for
various reasons, one being a component of the proposed blend is over 10
years old and I haven't roasted any of it in 3 years or so! That of course
would be "Old Brown" Aged Java Tom sold back in '01, which was aged from the
96-97 crop so now over a decade from the tree. Greens have been kept vac'
bag sealed since I got them 6 years ago so not concerned about moisture
content taking a dive (or sucking in excess moisture or other environmental
taints), but does an Aged coffee get baggy like a brighter coffee does?
Don't rightly know yet but will find out!
Decided prudent to roast individual batches of the possible blend components
all using the same profile and finish temp so can pre-blend future roasts.
In a few days will play with differing ratios for shots of Old Brown, Brazil
Cachoeira Yellow Bourbon and Guatemala "Blue Quetzal" Bourbon. All roasted
using similar espresso roast profile I'd been using for Summer Jam and also
now Winter Solstice but went 5f lighter in same total time, 13 minutes to FC
just a hair before 2nd, 5min start of 1st to end of roast. (my 450f instead
of 455f) Probably start with something like 25:40:35 ratio and go from
there. Post roast chewed brewed (as in bean munch:-) says "Old Brown" has
likely survived so if all goes as hoped instead of calling it something
mundane like PNWGV blend leaning towards Smokey Bourbon blend.
Then roasted a few other half pounders to be coming rest ready for my Bday
weekend and next week. Panama Gesha, (second to the last batch of) Rancho
Aloha Kona (05-06 Kona Competition Winner) and rounded out upcoming coffee
brewing selections with Sumatra Volkopi.
Man, there'll be six distinctly different coffees all coming ready at once!
(Instead of the usual four or five;-) Choices, I love having choices. Cool.
Great to be a home roaster!
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