Ok, here's the bottom line, Liability. Since they can't control which
idiot decides to try what with their coffee roaster, they have to 'play'
on the side of caution. Anything after second crack is capable of
bursting into flames with the right situation. Super hot beans, lot of
air flow, heat still coming in. you get the idea.... hopefully.....
maybe.....well.... maybe not.... ok, we better put a warning up NOT to
go there just so darwin doesn't get a shot at you and your grubby
lawyers a shot at them..
The bottom line is, you need X amount of heat to heat Y beans to a
certain point for a Z roast.. now ANY product, no matter what it is, is
only able to put out a set amount of heat... that would be X..... over a
certain amount of time..If you want way dark roasts, you need say 10kcal
per ounce per minute (just wag's here, not the real numbers).. but the
machine is only able to produce 50kcal / 10 minutes... so that means if
you want a darkie, you need to limit the one factor you DO have control
over... the amount... in the roaster...(and yes time somewhat but amount
is a better control) otherwise there are too many ounces trying to
absorb the limited available Kcal, and it won't reach the quantity
needed for the dark roast.. Given you have X heat, you can either use a
smaller load Y to reach dark, or be happy with a lower Z roast level for
your bean amount.
now the other thing
what he is trying to say is I believe...for a batch that is pushing the
capacity of the roaster, you are going to have problems if you want it
dark... go with a slightly smaller size for the slightly darker
roasts.... BUT if you are the point that you are already into second
crack, then you obviously have no heat issues, and in fact, are getting
ready to approach third crack...
Use smaller batches for darker roasts, but if you do happen to find
second crack, don't get carried away, 3rd is very easily obtained for
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