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Topic: Whimper. Did I ruin it? (4 msgs / 83 lines)
1) From: Patrick R. Sklenar
One pound (455g) of "Nicaragua Matagelpa Pacamara Peaberry".  Placed in 
BM, turned on dough mixing mode.  Applied heat gun (air temp was 74F). 
At about 8m30s, I heard one loud crack.  At about 10m, I head one more 
load crack.    At  about 12m15s, heavy smoke started to boil out of the 
pan.  At about 12m30s, I suddenly hear a loud rolling second crack (at a 
much higher pitch than i usually hear at first crack).  I shut off the 
heat gun (ok, set it to COOL mode), set it down, shut off the BM, remove 
the pan (2nd crack still rolling along) and dump the beans into the 
cooler.  Although non of the beans look black like on Tom's "Pictorial", 
some already appear to be faintly oily.  Only weights 368g now, lost 
19.1% of their mass.  I find numerous divot pieces remaining when I 
empty the cooling colander. 
I went far past the CITY to FULL CITY range I was aiming for, didn't I?
pat----

2) From: Patrick R. Sklenar
One pound (455g) of "Nicaragua Matagelpa Pacamara Peaberry".  Placed in
BM, turned on dough mixing mode.  Applied heat gun (air temp was 74F).
At about 8m30s, I heard one loud crack.  At about 10m, I head one more
load crack.    At  about 12m15s, heavy smoke started to boil out of the
pan.  At about 12m30s, I suddenly hear a loud rolling second crack (at a
much higher pitch than i usually hear at first crack).  I shut off the
heat gun (ok, set it to COOL mode), set it down, shut off the BM, remove
the pan (2nd crack still rolling along) and dump the beans into the
cooler.  Although non of the beans look black like on Tom's "Pictorial",
some already appear to be faintly oily.  Only weights 368g now, lost
19.1% of their mass.  I find numerous divot pieces remaining when I 
empty the cooling colander.
I went far past the CITY to FULL CITY range I was aiming for, didn't I?
pat----

3) From: Bob
Hi Pat,
For whatever reason 1st is very much muted in peaberries. I always get a 
hard snap or two in my drum, sometimes a few more, but thats it with most 
peaberries.
I assume those snaps are "rolling 1st" and adjust profile from there.
A year or two ago Tom was referring to SM's as "Peaberry Central". Many peas 
on the list, and as I remember we talked about the muted 1st with these 
beans. I think its a real curveball, especially for newbies.
We all use 1st as the most(imo) important waypoint in a roast. Those of us 
unable to see beans while roasting need to utilize our sense of smell to 
make up for lack of audio and visual clues. My nose is very often floating a 
few inches above the BBQ trying to ascertain where the beans are at.
Vegas Bob
Lovin' the Kenya Peaberries
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4) From: Jim Gundlach
Pat,
     You are well under the light Vienna roast that Tom said this  
coffee holds up to and keeps origin character at.  You should have a  
good coffee there still.  But, you did go past your CITY to FULL CITY  
range with the light oil this soon after roasting and you had a  
rather fast roast with the divots showing up.  Can you lower the heat  
from your heat gun?  If not, you might want to get one that gives you  
a little more control.
     pecan jim
On Oct 7, 2007, at 7:39 PM, Patrick R. Sklenar wrote:
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