hi john...i am drinking that bean the past few days......first roast was very light---city---->hints of cinnamon, not a lot of body at all---second batch a few snaps of second as i emptied it onto the cooler (gene cafe BTW).....the second batch is MUCH fuller! I am not sure what roast method you are using but i'd suggest NOT ramping too much after first....in fact, i usually go DOWN a tad right as first starts.....and i can't imagine getting a full 5 min's in between first and second with a big ramp going on.....i suspect the "ash" you taste may be due to that....decafs are often more "fragile" and the roast can really progress FAST after first ( why i like to slow it down a tad)......
I'd love to hear more about your roasts as you go along!
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----- Original Message ----
From: John Moody
To: HomeRoast List
Sent: Monday, July 2, 2007 4:06:51 PM
Subject: +Ashy taste
I air-roasted some Peru Organic WP Decaf.
Stopped at the onset of 2nd, with a 5 minute steady increase in temperature
after 1st crack.
I dump-cooled very fast and all the way to room temp.
It has hints of an ashy taste. Any ideas why?
I have one batch left that I can roast to city and see what it tastes like,
but I would like to understand what I taste in this roast. I seem to recall
another Peru non-decaf I roasted that developed a slight ashy taste after
I have not roasted much from Peru, maybe the origin is not a good match to
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