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Topic: Funky Beans (4 msgs / 77 lines)
1) From: BeanMeUp
And now for my first tip:
Our experience with the 2005 crop of Aged Sumatra Grade One Lintong  
purchased from SM is one of patience. After resting a day or two, the  
FC cup was enticingly complex, but there was a distinct funkiness that  
started each slurp, and also dominated the complicated fragrance. I  
let the beans rest in the mason jar for a couple more days... the cup  
lost ALL its funkiness and the flavors became much more easily parsed.  
This is our first and only aged coffee roasting experience, and if we  
had just tried the fresher roast, we would not have known how a longer  
rest can improve a cup so much. I am eager to see what the Behmor is  
going to do to these exquisitely aged beans.
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2) From: Benjamin VerHage
My last couple roasts on the Behmor have been kind of "funky." It started with some Panama Boquete Golden Peaberry I roasted for a friend. First crack was very faint and super spread out. It never really got rolling. Right after that I roasted the last 8oz of Columbia Huila Finca that I had lying around. Same type of 1st crack - quiet and spread out. Not just spread out, didn't seem like enough in quantity either. I ended the roast 3 minutes after 1st started and it barely looked to be C+. 
I tried it over a few days and it was just funky. I'm not really sure how to describe it...just a foul taste once it hit the back of my tongue and the aftertaste was worse. I asked my buddy and he said his was the same. These were definitely some of the oldest beans in my stash so I'm not sure if that's the issue. I did store all my beans in the SM plastic bags for a long time when I first started. Since then I've gone to all cotton bags from SM. Maybe those older beans were just in plastic too long? Can something like that effect how the beans roast?
Ben
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3) From: MikeG
Dunno, but some of my beans - Yemen Mattari and Java Tatal - have been
cracking just as you describe lately, both in the Behmor and the
Hottop.  Mine are vac sealed and about 5 months old.
Looking forward to input from those that know roasting.
On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 8:31 PM, Benjamin VerHage
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4) From: g paris
Ben:
if you stopped your roast just after 1st crack started why would you think
you would get anything but a really funky/under roasted batch.
I am been having this discussion onhttp://homeroasters.org/php/news.phpabout a rolling 1st crack; a few snaps does not mean 1st crack.
faint 1st is most likely just a/the very beginning of 1st crack, a few beans
jump the gun.
I think your funky coffee was simply way under roasted,
ginnyhttp://homeroasters.org/php/news.phpOn Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 7:43 PM, MikeG  wrote:
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