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Topic: good to sour taste in my african... (2 msgs / 36 lines)
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Morning.  I'm using a modified popper (see homeroasters.org contest to view and enter) to roast African Highlands WP Decaf from Sweet Maria's.  Trying to follow the roast profile on the SM site as close as possible.  I made an Americano this morning.  The shots looked good. Beans were roasted on Wed the 18th to about full city (maybe fc+).  It tasted good at first, then got better and developed more body as it cooled, then developed almost a sour taste at the end-not horrible like GooGoo Muck, but not a pleasing "wow that was good I want more" kind of aftertaste.  Any thoughts on what might have caused that?
Thanks,
TIM

2) From: miKe mcKoffee
Might try pulling the shot for the Americano a tad hotter. I've found an
Americanos shot taste defects can sometimes be most glaring as they come to
room temp. FWIW if it was turning bitter rather than sour it'd be pull
cooler. Could also be a roast defect, possibly too fast roast yielding
uneven intra-bean roast. (Inner bean not roasted enough.) Maybe uneven grind
yielding portion under extracted. So many possibilities! AND don't do decaf
so don't know that particular bean.
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