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Topic: interesting Aged Lintong roast, and other roasts (49 lines)
1) From: Bill
Roasted 4 batches this morning on my HG/BBQ/DB roaster.  Had been over 2
weeks since I roasted, so it's really really nice to be out roasting.  It's
such a gorgeous day in Cheyenne, actually probably our first day of spring.
 Started at about 30 F, but ended at 50, so a beautiful day out there.
I roasted 2 batches of Indonesian Flores, one to a City+, one to a Full
City+.  I kept a bit of both batches, then blended and bagged to give to
friends.  I'll see how they taste individually, then as a blend.
The last roast was the Costa Rica Tono Miel.  I really nailed this roast
today.  I had noted in my last roast that it takes more heat to get it to
roast than most other beans, so today I got the heat input nailed and had
first crack at 12 minutes, and pulled it at a nice City+ at 1418.  I'm
excited about that one in a few days.
And then I roasted 20 oz of the Aged Lintong.  It had been a while since I
roasted any aged beans, and the first time since I got the IR thermometer so
I was interested to see how it roasted.  The first thing that interested me
is that it takes heat pretty much the same as other Sumatrans I roast, 5
minutes to 250, then ramping at 20 F like others.  So the first thing that
interested me was how similarly it takes heat compared to other beans.
At 1205 I got a really really loud crack.  Single crack.  My thermometer
said 415, but at 1C and into it, it doesn't read incredibly accurately
because of all of the heat coming off the roast.  Anyway, that was the only
crack I had until 13 minutes, then I got a nice rolling crack.  I was
thinking that it was first, and that my thermometer was being goofy, it said
425.  Anyway, at about 1310, I realized that it was second crack!!  I pulled
the roast at 1318, temp was 430, and I'll call it a Full City+.
I was aiming for a Full City on this one, but oh well, I'll try it a bit
darker.  I was just laughing at myself that there was no first crack, which
lulled me to sleep, and then 2nd began much sooner than I was expecting.
 Most of the time, 2nd begins about 3 minutes after first, at around 440 or
450... so the aged bean was pretty different at the end of the roast.  Which
is great to know for the next time!!!
I bagged the aged Lintong into 4 separate 1/4 lb bags, and I'll try it at
various points over the next 2 weeks.  I'm also really excited about this
roast.
But most of all, just excited to be out roasting! woo!
bill
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