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Topic: How far did I go? Can one "miss" 1st Crack, but hear 2nd? (2 msgs / 39 lines)
1) From: raymanowen
On a bean that's new to me, I stick 50g of it in the Kitchen Aid mixer bowl
and carefully roast it. Using a HG, I go through and past 1st Crack until I
can get just one lone snap of Second.
Then it's Lights Out in a small fruit jar for at least an hour after I yank
the temperature down. Or maybe not that long. If I actually thought ahead
and roasted 200g that way, there's plenty of space in a pint jar for all the
beans.
For an initial brew (or Steining) after 2hrs rest, I'll go out back and mow
dandelions first. Then  dip out 16g of the roast for a 16oz stein.
I have just just pulled the six day rest brew of some fabulous Sumatra
Mandheling from SM's. The second-sourced Ethiopian Harar longberry was not
so good, and really pulled my post roast blend into the gutter.
Oh, heck! This sewer water dreck doesn't taste too bad when I add a little
Wild Oats bulk organic honey to the stein. First time I've Had to add
something to my coffee to make it taste good. Not going to make it a habit.
Wouldn't be prudent.
I have no more of the second source Harar, but my Fivers of Lot 30 and Green
Stripe are nearing 8mo old. That Other was a virtual flop at about 24mo old.
Better roast some L30- the dandelions are waiting for me...
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa
Live and Learn. Why do I pick the hard way?

2) From: Brian Kamnetz
On 4/23/07, Patrick R. Sklenar  wrote:
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That may not be common, but it is not unheard of. I've had that experience
myself, and it has been discussed on the list.
Brian


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