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Topic: Uneven India Mallali Tree Dried Natural (6 msgs / 93 lines)
1) From: Bryan Wray
I am staring at a pretty uneven batch of India Mallali Tree Dried Natural... is this prone to uneven roasting?  Did notice the large amount of chaff on this one, but I didn't have any problems with fire or smoke (only did 1/4lb though...), but mainly it looks like a post-roast blend of city+ and full city+ (maybe just a little lighter).  Cracks came in pretty normal: F.C.@ 8:22; S.C.:30; stopped at 11:50; opened door at what would have been 12:45.  Just wondering if I should have been expecting an uneven roast or not.  Could it have been because (read below for specifics) I used a slower profile?  New(ish) to roasting and trying to get as much crammed into a head that is already pretty crowded.
Behmor notes:
I used a different approach on this one, a slower profile on a higher capacity rating (P3 on 1/2lb setting using 113g beans) to try to spread out the time between first and second a little.  I will report on the difference between roasting 113g on P1 at 1/4 setting and 113 on P3 at longer 1/2lb setting.  I will be attempting to hit the same roast level on both, but if I keep getting uneven batches it's going to make it pretty difficult.
-Bry
Bryan Wray
NaDean's Coffee Place/
Dino's Coffee Lounge
Kalamazoo, MI
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2) From: Dave
I roast with an air popper. I've figured out how to stretch roasts with my
popper. The roasts of this bean that I've done, looking for FC+, have run
around 10 minutes, been very uneven, and made wonderful coffee.
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Dave
Some days...
It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps
On Dec 11, 2007 10:01 AM, Bryan Wray  wrote:
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3) From: Michael Dhabolt
Brian,
 Bryan Wray  wrote:
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Yes, In my typical 1/2 pound roast I cull two to three tablespoons of
really ugly stuff ... not including the beans that are just several
shades lighter in color.  I'm taking it to Full City Minus with an end
of roast (EOR) at 440 degrees farenheit and a total roast time of 14
minutes with four minutes between 1st and EOR.  The payoff comes about
three days later ... you would never call this a 'clean tasting cup',
definately not for those that don't appreciated a DP coffee.  In my
humble opinion this is really an exceptional coffee, well worth the
little extra work.
Mike (just plain)

4) From: Tim Harvey
Yes. This is a dry processed coffee.  DP almost always appears uneven.  This coffee absolutely tastes better after 2-3 days rest.
Tim
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5) From: Clay Spence
This tree-dried natural seems to expand a lot, and for me it started
expanding long before first crack. With my usual amount of beans it
expanded so much it partly buried the central tube in my iRoast, so
the roaster had trouble circulating the beans and the temperature rose
very rapidly. This should be one reason for an uneven roast. So I
tried a smaller amount. The circulation was better, the temperature
rose more normally, but it still gave a pretty uneven roast. It's
still pleasant coffee.
Clay

6) From: Dave
I've only roasted it in my air popper. I've also found it to be very
uneven, also a lot of chaff. Sure good coffee though.
On Dec 28, 2007 4:01 PM, Clay Spence  wrote:
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Dave
Some days...
It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps


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