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Topic: speaking of shots (Re: +espresso cups) (29 lines)
1) From: kevin creason
On Jan 25, 2008 9:18 PM, kevin creason  wrote:
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Speaking of shots, I had a nice shot of Northern Italy Espresso. It came out
of the roaster on the 19th a little light, but it made an extra sweet shot
this morning and tonight. I'm going for another, nevermind the hour. I think
I have finally found "sweet" crema.
On the 19th when I roasted the 8oz batch in the Behm1600, it was 49F, with
48% humidity (I roast in garage/porte cuchere because smoke detectors too
sensitive). I ran half-pound profile P2/C at 14:00. After starting I maxed
it out (additional :30). It gave me a lonely crack at 3:25 left, another
lonely crack at 2:05, and finally a series of cracks starting at 1:00
lasting until about :10, at which time I heard a sharper 2nd crack at :07.
It ran out into cool and gave a me a couple of additional cracks-- sharper
2nd sounding cracks.
But I'm not really certain it had complete first crack, it was very short
and shallow.
It never got a good smoky aroma, just a very light aroma. The color is
mottled but mostly just City, some lighter, none darker.
I thought I had ruined it. But it is actually pretty good-- thinner in the
body than I would have anticipated, but a very sweet shot.
I should have started at 1# and gone down to 15:00 minutes... but live and
learn, and as far lessons go-- I think learned more about where this blend
should roasted at as well as how to use the Behm1600 better.
yes... I replied to my own lame joke. You can deduct points.


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