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Topic: New Stash...Anybody have tips for...? (15 msgs / 310 lines)
1) From: Jack M. Rogers
Just got 12 lbs. of greens:
    * Costa Rica Coop Dota Dry-Process -5 lbs
    * Sumatra Classic Mandheling -5 lbs
    * Bali Kintamani Arabica -2 lbs
I've been through about 15 lbs. of Sulawesi Toraja and decided to try something new. This is for drip and possibly press pot.  I'm roasting in a GG/UFO rig.  Anybody have any advice for me on any of these?  Anything I need to be careful of?
Thanks.
Jack

2) From: Les
The Bali, cause you are going to wish you had ordered a 5 pounder instead of
a 2 pounder.  I just got my 10 pounder today!
Les
On Nov 29, 2007 8:18 PM, Jack M. Rogers  wrote:
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3) From: Woody DeCasere
for my money, roast the Sumatra to a light Vienna, any lighter and you get
too much funkiness from the bean, I roast them to a Vienna, but i know
people here think that might be heresy.
On Nov 29, 2007 11:18 PM, Jack M. Rogers  wrote:
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4) From: Barry Luterman
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This is the first Bali Tom has had in about 3 years. Bali coffee is the =
reason I got into home roasting. There is just about no way to get it =
short of going to Bali or Japan. Roast anywhere from a few snaps into =
second to 2o seconds into second. This one can go dark. Treat it like =
Monkey blend. I just ordered 10 lbs and that's what I intend to do with =
it.

5) From: Jack Rogers
I'm having a little difficulty with timing that 2nd crack.  With the Sumatra last night, I started
getting the first random snaps at about 22 minutes, but it took another 2-3 minutes to get
anything semi-regular.  I didn't wait for what I'd call a "rolling 2nd" like I got with my air
popper.  Visually, it looked like what I'd call FC+, but I'm not even confident with that.  Tom
posted some high-res photos of various stages, but it looks very different on different computer
monitors.
So, when we say "20 seconds into the second" when do I start counting seconds?
Thanks.
Jack
On Fri, November 30, 2007 11:18 am, Barry Luterman wrote:
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got into home
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Roast anywhere
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Treat it like Monkey
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6) From: Les
I like mine just a few snaps into second crack.   I also like to keep my
roasts between 12 and 16 minutes.  22 minutes seems a bit long.   However, I
like most of my coffee roasted on the lighter side.
Les
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7) From: Barry Luterman
22 minutes is kind of long. What kind of roaster are you using? I use a 
Hottop and hit 2nd at about 16 minutes. On second crack there are not too 
many outliers like first crack. Second usually starts full force a few 
seconds after the first crackle. Certainly within 10 seconds of the first 
indication of second crack

8) From: Eddie Dove
The Bali must be really good!  There is even some sort of sexual reference
in the write up!
I'm making up an order now ...
Eddie
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Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est
Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On Nov 29, 2007 10:54 PM, Jack M. Rogers  wrote:
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9) From: Chris Hardenbrook
It would be nice if folks would mention what method of roasting they 
are using when saying things like ...I roast for 13 minutes; or 
whatever time... it matters what device or method you are using!
Chris in Hilo.
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10) From: Jack Rogers
Chris,
Absolutely right.  But He said "hottop".  My GG/UFO was passing through 1st crack at that 12-16
minutes.
Jack
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11) From: Jack Rogers
Earlier in this conversation I think I mentioned that it's "a GG/UFO rig".  I apparently snipped
that part out when replying later.  This setup goes a little slower than some other methods, and I
may trim my spacer down a little to speed things up.  When I have time.
Jack
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12) From: Jack M. Rogers
I just got home and brewed a press pot with the Sumatra.  I've never 
tried press pot coffee, so this was new -- both the bean and the method.
I'm hooked on both.  This is, without a doubt, the best non-espresso 
coffee I've ever had.  Looking forward to the Costa Rica and the Bali 
Kintamani.
Jack
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13) From: Brian Kamnetz
Or, for that matter, Turkish coffee....
Brian
On Nov 30, 2007 7:20 PM, Jack M. Rogers  wrote:
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14) From: miKe mcKoffee
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How are you roasting the Sumatra? By how I mean what type of time/profile.
If fast roasted yes it takes going rather dark. However, with a decent
mellow profile LFC to FC+ can be exceptional with much greater character
than simply dark roast without undo funk. OTOH some people simply don't care
for the funk that is indeed a typical characteristic of DP Indonesians...
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Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 8:45 AM
for my money, roast the Sumatra to a light Vienna, any lighter and you get
too much funkiness from the bean, I roast them to a Vienna, but i know
people here think that might be heresy.
On Nov 29, 2007 11:18 PM, Jack M. Rogers < smcoffee> wrote:
Just got 12 lbs. of greens: 
   * Costa Rica Coop Dota Dry-Process -5 lbs
   * Sumatra Classic Mandheling -5 lbs
   * Bali Kintamani Arabica -2 lbs
I've been through about 15 lbs. of Sulawesi Toraja and decided to try
something new. This is for drip and possibly press pot.  I'm roasting in a
GG/UFO rig.  Anybody have any advice for me on any of these?  Anything I
need to be careful of? 
Thanks.
Jack-- 
Genius does what it must, and Talent does what it can.
Owen Meredith Earl of Lyttonhttp://www.decasere.blogspot.com/  

15) From: Jack M. Rogers
Mike,
My GG/UFO took about 26 minutes to get to a regular (but not rolling) 
2nd crack with it running pedal to the metal.  Its "thermostat" has 
settings at 50 intervals, AND it has a pretty wide deadband.  And no 
thermometer in the bean mass, either.  So I don't really have enough 
heat, instrumentation or control to manage any kind of profiles (yet).
I'm drinking another press pot as I type.  One of my unscientific 
criteria for "good" coffee is, if I don't need sugar, it's good.  This 
is REALLY good.
Jack
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