I normally don't. I roasted the 9 roasts with a break after roast 5.
Normally no, but since I was doing serial roasting, I started the next
batch right after cooling the previous one. I roasted in two sittings,
5 batches and 4 batches so the roaster cooled in between.
I had noticed that the roaster was hitting the target temperature
sooner than in the earlier roasts. I don't have my data with me, but
I'll look at it and be more definitive later. This also did not seem
to change the time of first and second crack.
I was heating to 300F for the first 5 minutes, then cranking it up to
482 (max) until first crack and then backing off to 464 until EOR. In
earlier roasts, the temperature would almost get up to 470 by the time
first crack hit and I backed it off to 464. This has been how it was
behaving for all previous roasts too. Before this weekend I had done
12 roasts, but never any back-to-back. In later roasts, I noticed it
would get up to the high 470s by the time first crack hit. I started
noticing this about the 4th roast of the day. This continued for the
rest of the roasts.
On Mar 10, 2008, at 10:23 AM, Bill wrote:
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